Rachel Tolliver

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

Dr. Rachel H. Tolliver received her Doctor of Nursing Practice, emphasizing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), in May 2019. She joined Walden University as a Contributing Faculty member in the MSN PMHNP program in June 2022. Dr. Tolliver taught graduate-level PMHNP Practicum courses at other universities for three years before joining Walden University. She has been certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center since 2019 and is licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Tennessee, Minnesota, and Georgia. Professionally, Dr. Tolliver has worked full-time as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at a federal homeless clinic and university counseling center, diagnosing, and treating clients with mental health care needs.


BSN, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

MSN, Western Governors University

DNP, Southern Adventist University

Public Service

Pediatric Mental Health of LifeSpring Clinic, Committee Member - Chattanooga

Awards / Honors

Developmental Disability Nurse of the Year 2008, American Academy of Dental and Medical , 2008

Sigma Theta Tau Induction, Sigma Theta Tau Rho Iota Chapter, 2018


Tolliver, R. H. (2019). An Assessment of Attitudes and Perceptions of College Students: Toward a Suicide Prevention Program on a College Campus . Southern Adventist University