College of Health Sciences
Dr. Sandy Forrest’s formal training is in psychiatric nursing where she has served in various roles over her 30+ year career. Dr. Forrest served as a director of a graduate nursing program in Grand Junction, CO. She continues clinical practice in an outpatient mental health practice. This enables her to remain current in disorders impacting adults and couples. Dr. Forrest serves as a team leader for a nursing accrediting body (CCNE) and is a member of the Report Review Committee. She holds an LPC license enabling her to maintain her clinical practice.
At Walden University, she teaches the nurse educator courses. Dr. Forrest’s current research interests focus primarily on depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. She has presented at numerous conferences; topics included educational approaches; research processes; and therapeutic approaches in outpatient counseling settings. Dr. Forrest has published peer-reviewed articles and textbook publications.