Timothy L. Wilson Joins College of Nursing as Director of Community Health Center
Timothy L. Wilson, DNP, APRN, FNP/PMHNP-BC, has joined the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing as Director of the College’s Community Health Center in West Palm Beach and Assistant Professor in the Practice-Teaching track. Wilson most recently served as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in Nashville, TN.
Wilson has worked as a clinician in community health settings and as a psychiatric hospitalist in acute care and psychiatric hospitals. Additionally, he has been extensively involved in establishing, growing and managing primary care and psychiatric community health practices. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Vanderbilt and MTSU, and served as a preceptor/clinical supervisor for dozens of advanced practice and undergraduate nursing students.
His academic interests concern the delivery of multidisciplinary, integrated physical and mental health services, health care access and retention, patient empowerment, and building sustainable clinical and community partnerships. Wilson’s recent research examined HIV stigma within healthcare settings and its implications for retention in care. He is active in many organizations focused on healthcare quality and advancing nursing practice.
Wilson looks forward to leading the Center and in teaching in the College’s new psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program. He views his work with individuals and communities as both a privilege and an honor. However, nursing is his second profession. For more than 20 years, he enjoyed a successful career as an executive and trusted strategic advisor to Fortune 500 companies, think tanks and startups in technology, manufacturing, media, health care and advertising in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego.
Wilson received his Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Science degrees in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, and completed a Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s certificate at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He earned a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management, Leadership & Organizational Change from the School of Public Engagement at the New School for Social Research in New York City, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology, with honors, from Rutgers University.