Tracey L. Taylor, DNP, ACNP-BC, RN
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs

Research Interests
  • Systems change quality improvement initiatives
  • Nursing faculty development
  • Curriculum development and strengthening through analytics
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration in acute care and emergency settings

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Vanderbilt University, 2010
  • MSN Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt University 2005
  • ASDH Allied Health, Tennessee State University, 1997

Selected Publications
  • Elkins, J.C., Gunn, J., Jones, L., Taylor, T., Bydalek, K., & Fruh, S. (2018). Identifying Risk Factors of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the South Asian Population. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 12(2). 543-544. doi:
  • Toumbs, R., Taylor, T. & Cossey, T., Poster Presentation, Los Angeles, CA: 2018 International Stroke Conference. “Improving Resource Utilization and Palliative Care Interventions for Severe Stroke Patients in the ICU by Standardizing the Communication Process.”
  • Graves, R., Taylor, T. & Hall, H. Poster Presentation, January, 2017, San Diego, CA: AACN’s Doctoral Education Conference. “Supplementing Pedagogy with Technological Innovation to Increase DNP Project Rigor.”
  • Taylor-Overholts, T. & Hall, H. Poster Presentation, January, 2016, Naples, FL: AACN’s Doctoral Education Conference. “Enhancing Scholarship in DNP Projects: The Collaboration of DNP and PhD Prepared Nursing Faculty in Scientific Review Teams.”
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  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Courses
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency Faculty Facilitator
  • Graduate Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Faculty

Honors, Awards, & Leadership
  • Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama, Steering Committee Member, 2017 - Present
  • Bay Area Nurse Practitioner’s Association, Executive Officer, 2016 – Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; Zeta Gamma Chapter, President, 2016 – Present
  • University of South Alabama, Physician Assistant Studies. Outstanding Support of Physician Assistant Education Award, May 2014
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Gamma Chapter, Excellence in Nursing Practice Award, 2011