Anita Manns

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Anita Manns is a part-time contributing faculty in the College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing for Walden University. She received her BSN from Madonna University in 2000 and later pursued her MBA in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix in 2005. Soon after she completed her MSN with a focus in Adult Primary Care in 2007 from Wayne State University and later completed her Doctorate in Nursing from Oakland University.

Highlights of her career include experience in SICU, Gastroenterology, Emergency Medicine, and Spinal Cord Trauma. She received her Advanced Trauma Certification (ATCN) from Detroit Receiving Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

She began her career as a nurse practitioner in woman's health providing primary care services to female veterans at a local Veterans Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. During such time she became known as the woman's health guru. She has presented on multiple topics related to the primary care of women within the VA health system.

Currently, she serves as a Nurse Officer with the United States Public Health Commissioning Corps, where she has earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

As a Nurse Officer, she has provided primary care services to both male and female inmates incarcerated in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She later received her CCHP certification in correctional health care.

Now, she is with the Department of Homeland Security and serves as a Field Medical Coordinator by continuing to compassionately tends to the medical, dental, and mental health needs of the within various populations.

As an educator, her teaching experience includes serving as an adjunct faculty for Oakland Community College in the Registered Nurse and License Practical Nursing program. Serving as adjunct faculty with the University of Phoenix Graduate and Undergraduate nursing program and now with Walden University where she is excited to have the privilege to have served as a part-time contributing faculty in the Graduate, DNP, and Ph.D. program for the last 10 years.

Courses Taught

NUR 6551 - Primary Care of Woman


DNP, Oakland University

BSN, Madonna University

MSN, Wayne State University

MBA, University of Phoenix

Awards / Honors

Basic Training Award, , 2014