DBA, MBA, Nova Southeastern University; MSN, University of Maryland, Baltimore; BSN, University of Southern Maine, Portland-Gorham

Research Interests

Healthcare worker retention and recruitment; financial efficiency of medical services in various settings; transcultural influences on the provision of healthcare in outpatient settings; post-traumatic stress disorders in the military


Dr. Andrea Tatkon-Coker joined Walden’s faculty in 2008 and teaches nursing core courses as well as management and leadership. She is presently taking courses toward a postgraduate certification in adult mental health advance nurse practice. She has been a professional nurse for more than 35 years. During that time she has worked in community health, military nursing, quality assurance, maternal, and child health and has been a consultant with nursing and healthcare administrations. She has been in various teaching positions across the country and has taught both business and nursing. She has contributed sections in several textbooks on nursing diagnosis and continues to be involved in research. Dr. Tatkon-Coker has presented at various conferences including the International Menopause Society Conference in Rome. She is involved in several professional organizations as a delegate and board member as well as a fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives.