Timothy Legg

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

Dr. Legg has over 20 years of experience in providing mental health care to individuals across a variety of settings including nursing homes, inpatient psychiatry, outpatient community mental health, dual-diagnosis, intensive outpatient, inpatient detox, and prisons. He has held a variety of positions including unit manager, nurse practitioner, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, clinic director, and clinical consultant. Dr. Legg is a licensed psychologist as well as a licensed & board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner in private practice in the upstate New York area where he provides a combination of psychotherapy and medication management services to individuals who struggle with psychiatric/mental health issues. Dr. Legg also provides medication-assisted treatment for individuals who struggle with addictive disorders.

Dr. Legg has taught in the field of nursing since the late 1990s and currently serves as program coordinator of the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program here at Walden University.

Primary research interests include psychoneuroimmunology and psychoneuroendocrinology as well as psychoanalysis in the treatment of addictions and primitive mental states.


PhD, Touro University

PsyD, California Southern University

MS, Kaplan University

BS, Wilkes University

Public Service

American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Board Member -

Awards / Honors

Book of the year, American Journal of Nursing, 2010

AJN Book of the Year (Community/public health sect, ProfessionalActivities, 2010

Excellence in Advanced Nursing Award, Decker School of Nursing- SUNY, 2000


Legg, T. J., Nazarchuk, S. A., Adelman, D. A. (2010). The Recreation Therapist Versus the Certified Activity Director: Which Professional Receives Fewer Deficiencies in Long Term Care Facilities?. American Journal of Recreation Therapy

Nazarchuk, S. A., Legg, T. J. (2010). Protecting Administrators from the Layer in Between: Should administrators be subject to legal action and licensure discipline for deficiencies for wrongful decisions made by "layer in between" management?. Long Term Living

Legg, T. J. (2012). Oral care in older adults with dementia: Challenges and approaches. Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Holly, C., Adelman, D. S., Legg, T. J. (2008). Online teaching: Challenges for a new faculty role. Journal of Professional Nursing

Legg, T. J. (2009). Nursing in disaster situations: Are you prepared to answer the call?. Pennsylvania Nurse

Adelman, D. A., Legg, T. J. (2010). Caring for Older Adults With Dementia When Disaster Strikes. Invited manuscript. Journal of Gerontological Nursing