College of Health Sciences
As a contributing faculty member at Walden University, Phyllis King’s passion is preparing baccalaureate nurses for leadership roles for positive change in healthcare. Dr. King is a graduate of the University of Tennessee doctoral program in nursing, and a certified educator for the Robert Wood Johnson’s End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium. She has a long career in academia, as well as acute and community nursing practice. Dr. King's practice and research in end-of-life care, utilizing both qualitative and quantitative research, have provided her with opportunities to present at international and national conferences such as Sigma Theta Tau, the International Nursing Honor Society, Southern Nursing Research Society, Rutgers University Continuing Education, and the Mayo Clinic. She also promotes nursing leadership development as chartering and past president of her Sigma Theta Tau International local chapter. Dr. King considers nursing education as an opportunity for service as well as a rewarding career.