Patti Varga

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

Dr. Patricia (Patti) Varga currently teaches policy and evidence based practice courses at Walden University. She has been teaching for over 20 years in a variety of roles from associate degree nursing programs through doctoral programs. In addition to teaching, she currently practices as a Faith Community Nurse serving two diverse central city faith communities. Her past practice includes roles in staff and leadership positions in a variety of settings. She serves her profession as Past- President of her local Sigma Theta Tau chapter, immediate past chair of the Education Research Interest Group of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, Board member of her state Faith Community Nursing Organization, grant reviewer for several organizations and co-chair of an annual research conference sponsored through the collaborative partnerships between area academic and health care organizations.

Courses Taught

NURS 5050 - Policy and Advocacy for Population Health

NURS 6050 - Policy and Advocacy for Population Health

NURS 6052 - Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice


BSN, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

MSN, Marquette University

PhD, Marquette University

Public Service

Daley Debutantes Baton and Drum Corps, Other - Milwaukee

Awards / Honors

Wisconsin Nurses Association Signe Cooper Image of Nursing Award, Wisconsin Nurses Association, 2018


Varga, P. A., Duffy, D. (2016). Diversity Through the Lens of Cultural Humility . Alverno College

Varga, P. A. (2017). Stress Recognition and Response by the Faith Community. Wisconsin Nurses Association