Phyllis Morgan

Senior Core Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Phyllis D. Morgan completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Florida State University. Dr. Morgan completed her MS in Primary Ambulatory Care Nursing from Hampton University School of Nursing. She is the first Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in nursing graduate from Hampton University. Dr. Morgan is the first recipient of a PhD in Nursing from a Historically Black College and University in the world. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in health disparities research at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Dr. Morgan is a highly regarded nurse educator, nurse practitioner, and nurse researcher. Dr. Morgan has been a nurse educator since 2004. She has been a board-certified nurse educator since 2011. She is Senior Core Faculty for the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty at Walden University College of Nursing. She has been a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) for nearly 25 years. Dr. Morgan has practiced as a FNP in clinical areas, such as college health, women’s health, primary care, military care, retail, and urgent health care. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Morgan's areas of research focus on African American men’s and women’s health issues. She has received several awards, has published several research articles and has presented at national and international conferences. She has been awarded several grants focused on health disparities issues among African Americans.

Dr. Morgan was interviewed on Sirius XM radio in 2021 and 2022 for breast cancer awareness month. In 2022-2023, Dr. Morgan was accepted in the first cohort for the National League for Nursing and Walden University College of Nursing Social Determinants of Health & Social Change Leadership Institute.


PhD, Hampton University

Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

MS, Hampton University

BSN, Florida State University

Public Service

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Affairs Committee, Committee Member -

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Omicron Chi Omega Chapter, Member - Woodbridge

Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award College of Health Sciences, Walden University, 2015

Research Dissemination Award, Walden University, 2018