Frances Thunberg

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

Dr. Thunberg is an experienced Nurse Educator. She has taught for 40 years. During that time, Dr. Thunberg served in many roles from level coordinator to Associate Dean of Nursing and is a tenured, Full Professor. She was instrumental in beginning an MSN program and remains in charge of it today. Additionally, Dr. Thunberg is a co-owner of an NCLEX review company. Dr. Thunberg has been a contributing faculty member at Walden University since 2013. She co-authored a book A Reference for Nursing Practice. Dr. Thunberg is also an experienced Clinical Administrator of 15 years.

Courses Taught

NURS 6052 - Essentials of Evidence‑Based Practice

NURS 6050 - Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population

NURS 6001 - Foundations for Graduate Study


AAS, Wayne Community College

BSN, East Carolina University

MSN, East Carolina University

DNP, Union University

Public Service

Wayne County School System, Volunteer - Goldsboro

Awards / Honors

Sigman Theta Tau Internation Honor Scoiety, East Carolina University, Barton College,Union University, 1984


Thunberg, F. G. (2016). Transitioning to Practice. PNEG