Patricia Parker, D.N.P., R.N.
Nurse Educator Track Director and Assistant Clinical Professor
Dr. Patricia (Pat) Parker has been in nursing for nearly four decades. She earned her BSN in 1984, her MSN with an emphasis in nurse education in 2010 and finally, her DNP with an emphasis in leadership in 2018. She began her nursing career in the United States Air Force Nurse Corps and later transitioned into home health, where she worked until she started teaching 9 years ago.
She has taught all nursing education programs, but at a variety of degree levels, including at practical nursing, associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral-level programs. Dr. Parker is dedicated to ensuring student success in excellent, evidence-based nursing practice. She is also passionate about communication and shared interdisciplinary skills between members of our nursing and medical communities. Dr. Parker is a huge proponent of complimentary and integrative medicine, and she even became a Reiki Master to better serve those who seek alternative modalities.
Dr. Parker lives in Florida with her husband of 33 years, and they have three grown sons. She has five cats and three small dogs, and spends her free time gardening, golfing, walking, oil painting, doing DIY projects in the home and traveling. She also loves the holidays, year-round, and enjoys cooking and decorating for those special seasons.
Areas of Expertise
- Nurse Education
- Home Health
- Complimentary and Integrative Medicine
- Course Development
- Medical-Surgical Nursing
- Wound Care
- NURS502: Evidence for Practice
- NURS526: Ethical, Legal and Health Policy Issues
- NURS536: Advanced Nurse Educator Practice of Health Promotion
- NURS567: Teaching Methodologies
- NURS568: Teaching Practicum
- NURS569: Assessment and Evaluation
- NURS603: Evidence-Based Research 1
- NURS997: Independent Study
- NURS605: Health Policy
- NURS609: D.N.P. Project Teams