Faculty & Staff Directory

Tomika Williams, PhD, AGPCNP-C, RN

Associate Professor
Advanced Nursing Practice & Education
Office: 3156 Health Sciences Building
Phone: (252) 744-0272

Dr. Tomika Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Advanced Nursing Practice & Education at the College of Nursing.  Dr. Williams' research interest are centered in gerontology.  She holds dual certification as an Adult & Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and has clinical practice experience in rehabilitation services, long-term care, and employee wellness clinics.  


Research Interests



Long-term Care

Physical Activity


Blog/Twitter/Facebook links


Referred Articles/Papers

Book Chapters

Williams, T.  (2017).  Response to Diversity.  In S. Hardin & R. Kaplow (Eds.), Synergy for Clinical Excellence (pp.  111-117).  Burlington, MA:  Jones & Bartlett Learning

Books and Monographs

Non-Refereed Articles/Papers

Williams, T.  (Special Issue 2016).  In Your Corner:  Advice on Legislative Advocacy.  Tarheel Nurse, 17.

Williams, T.  (2014-2015).  2015 Spring Workshop Review.  N.C. NLN Newsletter.

Hardin, S. & Williams, T.  (Fall 2014).  Ethnogeriatrics.  SIGN:  NGNA Newsletter.



Refereed Presentations

Non-Referred Presentations

Williams, T. & Lavoie-Vaughn, N.  (2016).  The Role of the NP in Long-Term Care.  NCNA NP Spring Symposium

Curcio, K. & Williams, T.  (2016).  Malnutritionn in the elderly.  NCNA NP Spring Symposium

Williams T. & Byrant, A.  (2014).  Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.  NCNA Annual Convention

Invited Presentations

Williams, T.  (2014).  Panel speaker for NP Roles Class at UNC-Greensboro.

Williams, T.  (2014).  Keynote speaker, Mu Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Annual Induction ceremony, NC A&T State University

Williams, T.  (2011).  Speaker, Bethune Women's Civic Club Annual Event.


Special Projects/Faculty Development

Research Activities

Williams, T.  (2016).  The Effect of Wii Video gaming on Physical Activity among Nursing Home Residents (published doctoral dissertation). The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC. 

Courses Taught

Nurs 6610 Advanced Health Assessment

Nurs 6611 Clinical Pharmacology

Nurs 8120 FNP Clinical Practicum

Nurs 8121 Care of the Older Adult

Nurs 8122 AGNP Clinical Practicum

Nurs 8123 Specialty Care of the Adult Practicum

Nurs 8266 Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations

Nurs 8269 DNP I

Nurs 8272 DNP II

Dissertation Committees

DNP Project Committees

O'Hara, A., DNP Project FacultyLead

Smith, E., DNP Project Faculty Lead

Hinnant, M., DNP Project Faculty Lead

Laney, E., DNP Project Faculty Lead

Molina, C., DNP Project Team Member

Jenkins-McNair, D.  DNP Project Team Member

Smith, S., DNP Project Team Member

Stevens, V., DNP Project Team Member

Eury, R., DNP Project Team Member

Special Assignments/Faculty Development


Professional Service:

American Nurses Association (ANA)

  • Member 1998-present

North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA)

  • Member 1998-present
  • Nurses on Boards Council 2015-present
  • Gerontological Council, Member-at-large, 2013-present

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA)

  • Member 2006-present
  • Triad Chapter planning committee, 2016
  • Research Committe, Member, 2018-present

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

  • Member 2004-present

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 

  • Mu Tau chapter, inital induction 2003-present
  • Beta Nu chapter 2014-present
    • Counselor

University Service:

University Environment Committee

  • Member, (ex-officio), 2017-2018
  • Member, 2018-present

College of Nursing

  • Nominating Committee, Member, 2016-present

Service Learning Activities

Special Projects

Honors and Awards

NCNA Mentorship in Nursing Award, October 2015

NCNA Leadership Academy Graduate, October 2013

NCNA Practice Nurse of the Year, October 2009

"Triad's 40 Leaders Under 40" Award, February 2008