Tanya L. Johnson, MSN, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor

MSN: Auburn University School of Nursing, 2009
BSN: Auburn University Montgomery, 2005
RN/Diploma: Sylacauga Hospital School of Nursing, 1977

Tanya Johnson has served in a variety of nursing leadership positions throughout her years of professional nursing practice. Her first 10 years of nursing was as a staff nurse and then nurse manager in the Emergency Department at the local hospital in Alexander City, Alabama. Since that time she has served as nurse manager of Women and Children’s Services in addition to over ten years as Director of Nursing Supervisors. She maintained responsibility as the Director of Nursing during the previous nine years prior to joining the Auburn University School of Nursing. While her entire nursing career was spent at Russell Medical Center in Alexander City, her long term goal was to one day teach nursing. After 36 years of professional nursing at RMC, her responsibilities as an Assistant Clinical Professor at AUSON began in August, 2013. She currently serves as course leader for senior level leadership courses in addition to classroom and clinical instruction related to Women’s Health and fundamentals in nursing. She currently serves as the AUSON Level V Coordinator (2014-2015).

Nursing Associations and honor Society
Sigma Theta Tau International
Theta Delta Local Chapter (STTI)
Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA)
Alabama Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
New Faculty Scholar Program Graduate (2013-2014)

Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Management, Patient Safety and Quality, Health Promotion in Study Abroad Programs

Teaching Areas
Senior-level Nursing Leadership Courses and Preceptorship, Obstetrical and Newborn Health, Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, Nursing Fundamentals

Research Interests
Quality Improvement Outcomes Related to Nursing and Patient Safety, Simulation and Developing Nursing Leadership Concepts and Skills, Health Promotion in Diverse Populations

Johnson, T., “Nurse Executive/Nurse Executive-Advanced Review Course Workshop,” The Daniel F. Breeden Endowed Grant Program, Auburn University Biggio Center. (May 2014 – April 30, 2015.