Senior Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Dr. Merilyn Long earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Health Sciences from the University of Mississippi, and BSN and MSN (Clinical Nurse Specialist) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been actively practicing as an RN for forty six years. Her long career has spanned a variety of practice venues including clinical, administrative, research and academic areas of nursing including DNP, graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, she served in the U.S. Army as active and reserve duty for 10 years. Prior to 1982, she worked and traveled in the Middle East and Europe for a couple of years. Presently, she is retired from full time service and serves as a senior contributing faculty for the BSN program at Walden University. Her clinical focus is cardiovascular and renal nursing, while her academic focus is related to advanced pathophysiology, curriculum development, statistical analysis and research methodology.