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Tammy E. Williams, Ph.D., MS, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Undergraduate Programs
Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3001G
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804)828-3388
Email: tewilliams@vcu.edu


I teach in the undergraduate program, in both the didactic and clinical settings.  I primarily teach Nursing of Adults I, Community Health, and RN to BS courses.  I am also the RN to BS Coordinator.


The primary focus of my current scholarship is incivility in nursing and how it impacts student outcomes.  I am also involved in global health initiatives and how these experiences transform learning. 


I am an active member of the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA), American Nurses Association (ANA), National League for Nursing (NLN), and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  I currently serve as a board member for the Chapter 5 VNA.  I am a member of the Advisory Board for John Tyler Community College’s Nursing Program.  I am currently working with the VCCS BSN Alliance.  


  • B.S. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA                       
  • M.S. – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA                       
    Exercise Science
  • B.S.- Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA                         
  • M.S.- Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA Women’s Health   
  • Post Masters Certificate- Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Mental Health Nursing
  • Ph.D.- Capella University, Minneapolis, MN Education                             


  • Williams, T., McGinnis, S., Miles, E. (2019, July).  Affordable Course Content for RN to BS Courses (NURS 301, 307 and 308), submitted to the 2019 Affordable Course Content Committee at VCU, award received $10,000.


  • Williams, T. (2019, March). "Minorities in Nursing: The Experience of Incivility in Nursing Education". Poster session presented at the annual ATI Nurse Educator Summit, Savannah, GA.
  • Williams, T. (2018, September) “The Elephant in the Room: Incivility in Nursing Podium presentation presented at Greater Richmond Area Chapter (GRAC) of the American Association of Critical-care Nurses (AACN), Richmond, VA.


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