College of Nursing
Dr. LaTonya Carroll’s formal training is in educational leadership where she has served in various roles over her 20+ year career at the secondary, post-secondary, and graduate level. Dr. Carroll earned a MSN, post masters certificate as a pediatric nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner, respectively along with the doctor of nursing practice degree, all from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Most recently she earned a post masters certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Regis College.
Dr. Carroll's introduction to education was as a secondary science teacher. She then went back to school to pursue her passion of becoming a nurse. After working in the nursing field for a few years, she ultimately got back to her roots to teaching bachelor of science in nursing and second degree nursing students. She served as a preceptor for a Walden University Nurse Practitioner student, where she was encouraged to apply for a teaching position at Walden University and has taught in some capacity at Walden University since 2014. At Walden University, she has taught courses in the family nurse practitioner program, e.g. advanced assessment, pathophysiology, adult and older adult, pediatrics, women's health, synthesis and practicum.
Dr. Carroll’s current research interest is addiction and pain management, as well as a special interest in patients with sickle cell disease. She has presented at numerous panels on topics ranging from the nurse practitioner role, pain management, navigating through the college process, COVID-19 and mental health, and more. Dr. Carroll has published a peer-reviewed article as well as participated in a poster presentation.
Currently, Dr. Carroll is working in private practice with patients with addiction, providing medication assisted treatment. She is currently licensed as a nurse practitioner in 20 states.