Laura A Taylor


Department of Primary Appointment:
Graduate School of Nursing
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Program
Program Director/Chair
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Education, Informatics, Transplant
APRN and DNP Education
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Year Degree Earned Institution/Location
2006-2007 Post Doctoral Fellowship Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
2006 PhD The Catholic University of America School of Nursing, Washington, DC
1990 MS Nursing University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
1986 BS Nursing University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD


With 30 years in the transplant nursing/community, and 35 years in nursing education, Dr. Taylor has earned national and international recognition as a strong leader who shapes practice, policy and education.

Dr. Taylor’s scholarship integrates pioneering technology-based innovations, rigorous scientific methods, inter-professional collaboration, and focused orientation on the advancement of global transplant care and education. Dr. Taylor embodies the innovative and evidence-based approach to contemporary nursing education, practice and healthcare delivery meeting the needs of patients in increasingly complex healthcare environments.

Dr. Taylor novel educational pathways, The Guiding Initiative for Doctoral Education program (GuIDE ™), and Ready to Launch are providing advanced practice nurses informational and problem solving opportunities regarding PhD and DNP education. GuIDE™ and Ready to Launch are preparing nurses across civilian and federal and military healthy systems, to be competitive for admission to doctoral programs with the goal of increasing the diversity of doctoral prepared nurses.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Taylor, L.A. & Terhaar, M.F.eds (2023). Preparing for Doctoral Study in Nursing: Making the Most of the Year Before You Begin. Elsevier: New York.

*Christensen, A. Virnig, J., Case, N., Hayes,S. Heyne, R, Allen, M. & Taylor, L.A. (2023). Addressing burnout in the primary care setting: The impact of an evidence-based mindfulness toolkit. Military Medicine, Evidence Based Supplement,(In press).

Invited International Leadership Speaker 2023 Taylor, L.A. & Hays, S.M. “Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn.” International Transplant Nursing Society Annual Conference, October 19, 2023. (Invited Preconference Workshop, Speaker)

National Academy of Sciences (2022). Exploring the Role of Health Professional Students and Trainees as Members of the Health Workforce During Crises: Proceedings of a Workshop. Found at: DOI 10.17226/26695

*Schramm, J., Uranga, T., Birkle, A., Thorp, R. & Taylor, L.A. (2021).  Improving holistic care skills for advanced practice registered nurses: Integration of a complementary and alternative medicine course into a Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum. Journal of Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Hays, S., Johnson, H. & Taylor, L.A. (2020). A toddler with sudden onset tremors and change In temperament. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 16 (6), e77-e78; e79-e80.

*Ordin, Y., Karayurt, O., Kul,G., Kılıç, M. & Taylor, L.A. (2021). Exploration into donor- recipient relationship following live liver transplantation using gift exchange theory. The Florence Nightingale Journal.

Korkosz, J., Johnson, H., Seibert, D., Sheehy, S., Fuller, A., Taylor, L.A. (2019) "Taking the leap from clinical practice to academic faculty: a beginner's guide." Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Williams, J., Seibert, D. & Taylor, L.A. "Disruptive Nursing Education for the 21st Century : Bringing Telehealth Clinic to the Pathophysiology Classroom” Nursing Education Research Conference 2020. Washington, DC. (Refereed).

Terhaar, M.F. & Taylor, L.A. (2018). Best Practices for Submission to the Institutional Review Board. In Sylvia, M. & Terhaar, M.F. Clinical Analytics and Data Management for the DNP. 2nd Ed. Springer

Representative Bibliography

2021/2022 Faculty Marshall, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

2020 National League for Nursing Mary Adelaide Nutting Outstanding Education and Leadership Award

2020 Maryland Nurses Association Outstanding Pathfinder

2017/2020 Outstanding APRN Civilian Faculty Award, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, May 2020

2018 Innovation in Education Award, "An Interactive Mentoring Program for Nurses Ready to Launch"; National Capital Region "

2018 Esprit De Corps Faculty Leadership Award; Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, May 2018

2016 Fellow in American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

2014 Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Educators (ANEF)