Education

DSN, MSN, University of Alabama; BSN, Florida State University

Research Interests

Adolescent health; child/adolescent mental health; preventive healthcare; community participatory research

Background

Dr. Wilson is nationally certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP) and a family nurse practitioner (FNP–BC). She has held positions in education, practice (PNP and FNP), research, administration, and consultancies with extensive experience in adolescent health, behavioral health, management of children/youth with special needs, and community program development. Currently, she is in private practice specializing in internal medicine and chronic care. She formerly coordinated graduate-level nursing programs: the Pediatric Advanced Nursing Program (combined PNP and CNS roles) at Emory University followed by the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Georgia State University–Atlanta. She has published articles in several journals, including Family & Community Health: The Journal of Health Promotion and Maintenance, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, and the Journal of Pediatric Health Care. She presents frequently at national and international conferences on adolescent and family health. She continues to mentor graduate (master’s and doctoral) students in the clinical and research arenas and serves on their master’s and doctoral committees. She recently contributed to the development of a DNP program. She joined Walden in March 2009 as a contributing faculty member where she facilitated a number of courses in the BSN Completion Program, as well as the graduate nursing education and nursing leadership and management specializations.