Cassy Taylor

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Dr. Cassy Taylor is a contributing faculty member at Walden University. She is also associate faculty at Marshall University, where she teaches in the nurse anesthesia program run jointly by Marshall and Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC).

Dr. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from West Virginia University. She later attended the University of Charleston’s nursing program, earning an associate degree. She worked in medical/surgical, orthopedic and medical intensive care units before attending nurse anesthesia school at CAMC. She was a clinical nurse anesthetist at CAMC’s Memorial hospital before joining the educational staff at their nurse anesthesia program.

Dr. Taylor later attended Case Western Reserve University to earn a master’s degree in nursing and a doctorate degree in nursing practice. Her doctoral research examined attitudes toward physician nurse collaboration among nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists. Her practice doctorate in management is from Marshall University.

Courses Taught

NURS 8700 - DNP Project Mentoring

NURS 8701 - DNP Project Completion

NURS 8510 - Evidence Based Practice III

NURS 8500 - Evidence Based Practice II

NURS 8400 - Evidence Based Practice I

NURS 8410 - Best Practices in Nursing


DNP, Case Western Reserve University

Doctor of Management Practice, Marshall University

Certificate, CAMC School of Nurse Anesthesia

Public Service

Future of Nursing WV, Other - Charleston

Awards / Honors

Management Educator Medallion, Marshall University, , 2006

Ira P. Gunn Award for Outstanding Professional Adv, , 2012


Taylor, C. L. (2009). Attitudes toward physician-nurse collaboration in anesthesia.. AANA journal


Taylor, C. (2007). Physician nurse collaboration in anesthesia care teams. Drexel University

Taylor, C. (2008). Attitudes toward Physician‑Nurse collaboration in Anesthesia Care Teams. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists