Tamatha Arms: DNP, PMHNP-BC, NP-C
Associate Professor

Tammy ArmsAn adult and geriatric nurse practitioner, Dr. Tammy Arms began her nursing career as a certified nursing assistant after receiving her ADN from Eastern Kentucky University. She went on to earn her RN-BSN and MSN from UNC Greensboro. More recently, she earned her DNP in psych-mental health (PMH) from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Her clinical dissertation focused on integrating primary care and mental health care in the outpatient setting and her research interests include mental health in the older adult.

A part-time lecturer since 2011, Arms was brought on full time as an assistant professor in 2013 to teach mental health and gerontology to Prelicensure nursing students. More recently, she has begun teaching in the DNP program with courses such as clinical leadership and methods of evidence based practice.


  • Anticipated Spring 2020, PhD, East Carolina University
  • 2013, DNP, Family PMH Nurse Practitioner, University of Tennessee Health
  • 2006, MSN, Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • 2003, RN-BSN, Nursing, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • 1997, ADN, Nursing, Eastern Kentucky University

Areas of Research Interest

  • Geriatrics with focus on Geropsychiatry
  • Interprofessional education

Community Engagements

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

View Tamatha Arm's Curriculum Vitae