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Lakesha Williams

Academic Coordinator

College of Nursing

Degree ProgramMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Williams serves as the Program Coordinator of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Walden University. She brings over 20 years of experience in providing nursing and advanced practice nursing care and more than ten years of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has taught at Brick and Mortar universities as well as Online Universities. Dr. Williams has a sincere passion for learning as well as teaching.

Dr. Williams has published articles, presented at the National and International level, and written test questions and chapters for Advanced Practice Nursing texts. Dr. Williams is a Certified test question writer for NCLEX. She is also on the editorial board for various healthcare journals and a member of several professional and community organizations. Her research interests include Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, Maximizing Vitality in the Gerontologic Patient, Diabetes & Hypertension, and Curriculum assessment & development for enhancing student success.

Courses Taught

Nurs 6540 - Advanced Practice Care of Frail Elders

Education

DNP, South University - Savannah, GA United States

MSN, University of South Alabama - Mobile, AL United States

Public Service

Healthcare Coalitions of Georgia, Medical Advisor - , GA United States

Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Summit, Chair - , GA United States

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. ,

Awards / Honors

Black Excellence in Healthcare, , 2020

Distinguished Alumni of The Year Award , Thomas University, 2012

Publications

Williams, L. A. "Increasing Awareness of the American Diabetes Association Guidelines for Prediabetes Screening in Asymptomatic Adults to prevent transition from Prediabetes to Diabetes Mellitus" Diabetes & Obesity International Journal

Williams, L. A. "Is 8-5 patient access enough? The need for extended hours in Primary Care to prevent unnecessary ER visits and incorrect convenient clinic treatment."

Presentations

Williams, L. A. (2018). "Increasing Awareness of the American Diabetes Association Guidelines for Prediabetes Screening in Asymptomatic Adults" Annual World Congress on Nursing & Healthcare

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