Tara Walker, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Tara Walker, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Assistant Professor (Clinical)

140 Cohn
tara.walker@wayne.edu
313-577-3647

Office hours

Wednesdays 11-12:30 pm by appointment

Tara Walker, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Education

  • BSN - University of Rochester
  • MSN/MBA - University of Phoenix
  • DNP - Wayne State University
  • ANCC Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate Certificate Nursing Education - Wayne State University

Research Interests

  • Doctoral mentoring programs
  • Reducing 30-day readmission rates
  • Quality improvement in long term care facilities
  • Hospital throughput to reduce length of stay in adult populations
  • Provider to provider communication
  • Adolescents and health promotion

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

  • Internal Medicine
  • Leadership
  • Reduction strategies for length of stay
  • Reduction of 30-day readmission rates
  • Nursing Mentorship

Selected Publications

Villaseñor, S., Walker, T., Fetters, L., & McCoy, M. (2017). e-Prescribing in the acute care setting: Determining the educational and motivational needs of healthcare providers. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 35(8), 392-400.

Casida, J., Crane, P., Walker, T., Wargo, L. (2012). Elaboration of leadership and culture in high-performing nursing units of hospitals as perceived by staff nurses. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 26( 4), 241- 261. 

Courses Taught

  • NUR 2010 - Health Assessment: History Taking and Physical Examination
  • NUR 2995 - Special Topics: Foundations Professional Nursing
  • NUR 3010 - Restorative Care of Adults and Elders with Acute Illness
  • NUR 3020 - Restorative Care of Adults and Elders with Chronic Illness
  • NUR 4040 - Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice
  • NUR 4060 - Synthesis of Core Nursing Knowledge
  • NUR 5993 - (WI) Writing Intensive Course in Nursing
  • NUR 7370 - APN: Specialty I
  • NUR 7140 - APN: Specialty II
  • NUR 7130 - APN: Specialty III 
  • NUR 8635 - Clinical Practice Outcomes: Evaluation and Benchmarking Methodologies
  • NUR 8675 - APN Specialty Clinical 1: Advance Section
  • NUR 8685 - APN Specialty Clinical 2: Advance Section
  • NUR 8695 - APN Specialty Clinical 3: Advance Section
  • NUR 9500 - DNP Practicum I
  • NUR 9505 - DNP Practicum 2

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