Dr. Bland is a full-time Assistant Professor in Nursing and Acting Executive Director of the Nursing Program at Dominican University. Tamara has spent many years as a staff nurse on medical/surgical, gastroenterology, home health nursing and intensive care units. As a nurse she focuses on working with marginalized communities providing patient education and empowering families to participate in their plan of care. Her passion is working to increase diversity in Higher Education, both among faculty and students, to benefit academia and the profession of nursing.

Education 
EdD, Education and Leadership, University of St. Francis
MSN, Nursing, Resurrection University
Selected Publications 

Barriers in Academia for Illinois Black Nurse Leaders. The Nursing Voice 8(3), p8-10 (, )

Exploring the relationship between nursing student’s resilience and spirituality in a critical care, end-of-life care simulation. Palliative Medicine Care 5(2): 1-6. (, )

 

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