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George Zangaro

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

George A. Zangaro received his PhD in Nursing Research at the University of Maryland in May 2005. He served as the Director of the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis in the Bureau of Health Workforce at the Health Resources and Services Administration and has served in this role since 2014. Previously, he was an Associate Professor and Director of Research at The Catholic University of America. He also served as Program Director for the Health Services Leadership and Management Program in the School of Nursing at the University of Maryland. Since 2008, he served as adjunct faculty in the School of Nursing at Walden University teaching in the masters and doctoral programs. In 2007, Dr. Zangaro retired from the U.S. Navy after 25 years of service. He currently serves as the Dean for the College of Nursing at Walden University.

Courses Taught

NURS 8200 - Research Methods for Evidenced Based Practice


PhD, University of Maryland Baltimore

Awards / Honors

Fellow American Academy of Nursing, AAN, 2014


Zangaro, G. A. (2018). Trends in Racial and Ethnic Demographics of the Nursing Workforce: 2000-2015. Nursing Outlook.

Zangaro, G. A. (2020). A Nursing Masterfile: The time is now. Western Journal of Nursing Research .

Zangaro, G. A. (2019). Big Data in Nursing: A Commentary. Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Zangaro, G. A. (2019). Cost of Nurse Practitioners’ Restrictive Scope of Practice Laws. . Nursing Economics.

Zangaro, G. A. (2019). Importance of reporting psychometric properties of instruments used in nursing research. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Zangaro, G. A. Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index: A reliability generalization meta-analysis. Western Journal of Nursing Research.


Zangaro, G. A. (2017). Federal Policy Update - Nursing Projection Models and National Sample Survey. AACN.

Zangaro, G. A. (2016). Overview of Health Workforce Supply and Demand and Health Care Delivery Models. University of Indiana School of Medicine.

Zangaro, G. A. (2020). Evolution of Nursing. BBM Radio.