Todd Dickson

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

Dr. Todd Dickson, core faculty in Walden’s MSN Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years of experience practicing nursing. Dr. Dickson specializes in the psychiatric treatment of adolescents and adults with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. He obtained his Doctor of Nursing Practice from Walden University. In addition, he has an active private practice in the Minneapolis metropolitan area of Minnesota, serving outpatient clients with psychiatric disorders and co-occurring substance use disorders.

Through his practice, research, teaching, and service, Dr. Dickson has worked to improve the health of diverse, traditionally marginalized populations in rural and underserved communities, and advance the psychiatric nursing profession. He currently serves as a board member of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Dr. Dickson believes teaching is part of his daily life. As an academic clinician, he takes the responsibility and privilege of educating patients, students, colleagues, and himself seriously. Given the ongoing advances and innovations in nursing, he is committed to teaching and learning as lifelong processes.

Courses Taught

NURS 6640 - Psychotherapy with Individuals

NURS 6650 - Psychotherapy with Groups and Families

NURS 6660 - PMH Nurse Practitioner Role I: Child and Adolescent

NURS 6670 - PMH Nurse Practitioner Role II: Adult and Older Adult

NRNP 6675 - PMH Nurse Practitioner Role II: Adult and Older Adult

PRAC 6675 - PMHNP Across Lifespan II Practicum


DNP, Walden University

MSN, College of St. Scholastica

Post-master's Certificate, Northern Kentucky University


Dickson, T. A. (2022). Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Through the Transformation of Nursing Education..


Dickson, T. A., Stone, J. L., Williams, T. D., Borlie, E. A. (2022). The Need for Self-Awareness of Implicit Bias when Teaching Online Nursing Students. .

Dickson, T. A. (2022). Providing Culturally Competent Healthcare to LGBTQ+ Clients: Implications for Rural Psychiatric Nurses.

Stone, J., Trent, C. A., Thomas, J. C., Garretson, B., Hvingelby, H. S., Kuric, J. L., Dickson, T. A., Gatica, S., Zunkel, G., Harris, T. S., Sciarra, E. L. (2019). App Your Way to Wellness: Reducing Faculty and Staff Stress in an Innovative Way. Walden University

Dickson, T. A. (2018). Addiction: Disease or Choice?.