Toby Turner

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

Dr. Toby Turner is an educator and nurse practitioner in private practice, owner of a health care company. She has over fifteen years of teaching experience, most of which at the graduate level, and is currently in her eighth year teaching every term, as contributing faculty at Walden University. She has served in policy and leadership positions including senior staff for the American Nurses Association, National Rural Health Association, Center on Aging University of Missouri-Kansas City, surveyor for the Joint Commission, and multiple practice roles. Her current primary areas of research interests are health policy and inter-professional practice. Her primary areas of research interests are inter-professional practice and health policy. She is a retired nurse officer, Captain, US Naval Reserves.


Diploma in Nursing, Baptist Hospital School of Nursing

Subbaccalaureate Certificate, University of Tennessee

BSN, Washburn University

MSN, University of Kansas

DHA Doctorate Health Administration, University of Phoenix

Public Service

Southmoreland Neighborhood Association, President - Kansas City

International Rotary, Member - Sikeston

Awards / Honors

American Academy of Nursing Elected Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1992

Business Woman of the Year, Chicago Uptown Chamber of Commerce, 2001

Distinguished Alumni Fellow Award, Washburn University School of Nursing, 1996


Turner, T. A. (2014). Transforming Health, Driving Policy, Teaching Health Policy through Interprofessional Collaboration. American Academy of Nursing

Turner, T. A., Clair, A. (2011). Music Therapy to Add Quality to Expanded Lifespans: Toward a Model for Dementia Care. Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting

Turner, T. A. (2013). Health Policy as a Teaching Model. American Geriatrics Society

Turner, T. A. (2012). Influence of Physical Activity and Fitness on Prevention of Falls with Injury in Older Adults. Kansas Nursing Homes Associatiations

Turner, T. A. (2013). Fitness as a Prevention Plan for Falls with Injury in Older Adults. Nebraska Nursing Homes