Deborah Terry

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

Dr Terry offers over 30 years of progressive experience, including senior level management in Hospital Administration, Critical Care/Emergency/PACU/Medical-Surgical Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing, Public Speaking and Education. In addition to serving as Contributing Faculty for Walden University, Dr Terry is President / Owner of TotalCaring Health Education and Staffing, Inc. The company is an authorized Certified Training Center for the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Through this company, Dr Terry also serves as an independent clinical contractor (DNP-ARNP) for multiple practices to make hospital rounds. Clinical practice areas include Pulmonary Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and Infectious Disease.

Education: University of Florida – Post Doctoral AGACNP Certificate (2016); University of Florida - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (2010);University of Miami – Post Master’s Advanced Nursing Practice (ARNP) (1997); University of Miami – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)(specialty: Critical Care-Clinical Nurse Specialist – CNS) (1991); University of Miami –Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (1988); Miami Dade Community College - Associate of Science - Nursing (ADN) (1983)

Dr Terry maintains active memership in multiple professional associations including ANA, AACN, ACNP, FNPN. She is also active in her local churches (in NC and FL) and enjoys serving in multiple ministries including volunteering in a local clinic. Dr Terry especially enjoys spending time with family. She has enjoyed serving as an Contributing Faculty at Walden since April, 2015 and has over 20 years of experience teaching in the traditional face-to-face classroom setting, as well as online.

Courses Taught

NURS 6512 - Advanced Health Assessment

NURS 6550 - Advanced Practice Acute Care I

NURS 6560 - Advanced Practice Acute Care II

NURS 6540 - Advanced Practice - Frail Elder

NURS 6541 - Primary Care Adolescent & Child

NRNP 6566 - Adv Acute Care

PRAC 6566 - Adv Acute Care


Post Doc AGACNP Certificate, University of Florida

DNP, University of Florida

Post-master's Certificate, University of Miami

MSN, University of Miami

BSN, University of Miami

AA, Miami Dade Community College

AA, Miami Dade Community College