Patricia Speaks

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

Dr. Patricia Speaks is a graduate of The University of South Carolina where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from The University of Arizona.
Dr. Speaks has taught at the undergraduate level and graduate level for more than twenty (20) years.
She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She currently practicing in a Primary Care setting.
Dr. Speaks has worked at Walden University for 6 years teaching Advanced Pathophysiology.
She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau.

Courses Taught

NURS 6561 - Direct Roles in Health Promotion

NURS 6501 - Advanced Pathophysiology


BSN, University of South Carolina

MSN, University of South Carolina

PhD, University of Arizona

Awards / Honors

Mary Opal Wolanin Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Arizona, 2012

Sigma Theta Tau, University of South Carolina, 2000


Crist, J., Speaks, P. A. (2011). Keeping it in the family: When Mexican American older adults choose not to use home healthcare services. Research & Education