Karla Foster

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

Dr. Karla T. Foster received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in June 2001. Dr. Foster is a contributing faculty member in the School of Nursing Program at Walden University. She is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She practiced as an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice for over 7 years where she taught courses in infectious diseases, pharmacy math, and clinical skills for pharmacists. Dr. Foster has certifications in Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, the Immunization Train-the-Trainer program, and the American Pharmacist Association's (APhA) Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services. Dr. Foster has several publications in the area of pharmacy and pharmacy practice. Dr. Foster currently practices as a research preceptor for an American Society of Health Systems Pharmacist (ASHP) accredited community pharmacy residency program and works as a staff pharmacist. She is licensed in Mississippi and Tennessee.


PharmD, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

BS, University of Tennessee

Public Service

Earth Angels, Chair - Ridgeland

Courtesy, Chair - Ridgeland

Awards / Honors

Residency Preceptor of the Year , , 2019


Ryan, G. J., Foster, K. T., Unterwagner, W., Jia, H. (2007). Impact of a diabetes certificate program on PharmD students' knowledge and skills. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Foster, K. T., Marshall, L. (2004). Management of Urinary Tract Infections: Treatment Considerations-How the patient's antimicrobial history affects the treatment of urinary tract infections.. US PHARMACIST

Ryan, G. J., Foster, K. T., Jobe, L. J. (2011). Review of the therapeutic uses of liraglutide. Clinical therapeutics


Foster, K. T. (2019). Research in the Community Pharmacy Setting .

Kern , N., Strain , O., Fleming, J., Foster , K. (2019). Perception of pharmacists’ prescriptive authority for smoking cessation medications among patients, prescribers, and pharmacists.

Patel, D., Foster, K. T., Bates , C. (2017). Patient verse pharmacist perceptions on key educational points in diabetes counseling in the community pharmacy setting.

Banjo, T., Foster, K. T., Black, C., Galdo, J. (2016). Guardians knowledge and perception of human papillomavirus and vaccine at the community pharmacy. Please Select