Todd Harlan, DNP, RN

Todd Harlan, DNP, RN

Department Chair Community Mental Health - Associate Professor
Community Mental Health Nursing


  • DNP, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Public Health), 2008
  • MSN, University of South Alabama ( Executive Administration), 2005
  • BSN, University of South Alabama, 1997

Research Interests

  • Nursing Informatics
  • Trauma, Emergency nursing

Ongoing Research Support

  • University of South Alabama: Mitochondrial DNA DAMP’s as inflammatory markers for anxiety and psychological responses to stress. Ongoing

    HRSA grant: Partnership for quality preceptor and student education. 8/1/16-7/31/18

  • Transform existing and develop new academic-practice partnerships to advance clinical practice, education and quality. The project established a shared vision and commitment to enhance Family Nurse Practitioner student’s readiness to deliver primary care efficiently and effectively.
    Role: Co- PI, project faculty

Completed Research Support

  • HRSA grant: Web-based Master of Science in Nursing with Healthcare Informatics.
    Program development of an online master’s degree Nursing Informatics program.
    Role: PI

Selected Publications

  • Malik, A. and Harlan, T. (2016). Stop, think, delirium. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(21-211), 3400-3408. Doi: 10.1111/jocn. 13166

  • Taylor-Overholts, T. Hall, H., & Harlan, T. (2015). Virtual online orientation for a graduate nursing program: A process in evolution. SM Journal of Nursing, 1(1) 1-4.

  • Smith, K., Farmer, J., Jacobs, M., & Harlan, T. (2009). Using technology to remove the artificial partition between clinical problem solving and leadership decision making. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society.


Doctoral Courses

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Planning (Nursing Informatics)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency I-III (Nursing Informatics
  • Health care policy and finance
  • Clinical prevention and population health
  • Organizational Systems Analysis, Leadership and Change
  • Data management and decision making in complex healthcare systems
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Honors and Awards

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Inducted 2005
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Inducted 2005