College of Health Sciences
W Lawrence (Larry) Daniels is involved in several fields of study and is involved at Walden with nursing education. He has a child and adolescent mental health practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner providing medication management. He has been a nurse for over 25 years with experience in the emergency department, private practice, public health, community health centers, and education. He has served on faculty of several universities as nursing faculty, emergency and disaster faculty, education faculty, and as the chair of graduate nursing for one university and the chair of campus nursing programs for a multistate university.
Larry is also an active paramedic and has served for over 40 years in emergency medical services including multiple officer and leadership positions. He started the emergency medical technician program for the country of the Philippines in 1994 and has spent multiple visits totalling more than a year teaching there.
He was first appointed to a university faculty in 1981, five days after completing his first bachelors degree. Larry holds the first bachelors degree in emergency medical services known to have been awarded in the world. He also holds a masters in adult education and a bachelors, masters, and PhD in nursing with cognates in family and family related nursing research and nursing education. His dissertation involved the study of child passenger safety in selected caregivers. He was one of the first 100 instructors in child passenger safety in the US and continues advocating for child passenger safety daily in his practice. The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board has awarded him board certification as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care and as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist.