Mary Tan

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Health Services

Dr. Tan, MSN, Ph.D., RN

Ph.D., University of Mississippi School Health Related Professions; M.S.N., University of Mississippi School of Nursing

Research Interests
Pancreatic cancer, evolution online education, online classroom violence, grade inflation

Dr. Tan comes to Walden University after more than fifteen years of teaching and service in clinical and nursing education. Since 2006, she developed many unique academic courses that relied on the impact of technologies and online learning in nursing; she also served as the Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Grants and Allied Health Research; received the Mississippi Science Teacher in Excellence Award for contributions to nursing and science. Before joining the South faculty she directed associate degrees in nursing at Holmes Community College. She is a Life Long Member of Mississippi Academy of Science, as well as a former president Theta Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and chapter mentor, and has received grants for her contributions to pancreatic cancer research. She continues to strive for excellence in nursing education and scholarship by publishing annual scholarly works. Currently my role at Walden is contributing faculty. My concentration is teaching NURS3100.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 662-548-5394

Courses Taught

NURS 3100 - Introduction to Nursing


PhD, School Health Related Sciences

MSN, University Miss Medical Center School of Nursing

BSN, University Miss Medical Center School of Nursing

AAS, Holmes Community College

Public Service

Mississippi Academy of Science, Chair - Jackson, MS, USA

Awards / Honors

Science Teacher of Year, Miss Academy of Sciences, 2005


Niederhauser, V., Tan, M. G., Garner, C., Teel, C., Murray, T. A. (2010). Future of nursing. Transformational partnerships in nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives