Janet Tucker, PhD, RNC-OB
Dr. Tucker joined the Loewenberg College of Nursing in January 2017 as Assistant Professor. She has extensive experience in maternal child health nursing. She has worked in several inpatient labor and delivery units in Memphis, as well as high-risk outpatient settings and as a childbirth educator for ten years. Most recently, she worked as the program director of the Fetal Center at LeBonheur Children's Hospital, providing care to expectant women facing a fetal anomaly diagnosis during pregnancy.
Dr. Tucker's research has focused on the experience of the expectant woman with a fetal anomaly diagnosis. She has presented nationally and regionally on topics focused on the high-risk obstetric population.
Dr. Tucker currently teaches Nursing of the Childbearing Family for undergraduate students in the Loewenberg College of Nursing.
Dr. Tucker is a member of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and the Tennessee Nurses Association. She is currently serving as a mentor in the Sigma Theta Tau Maternal Child Health Nursing Leadership Academy.
Dr. Tucker received a Diploma of Nursing degree from Methodist School of Nursing. She then completed her BSN (1985) and MSN (2010) at the University of Memphis. In 2016, she completed her PhD in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Tucker holds a national inpatient Labor and Delivery certification by NCC. She was the recipient of the Family Choice Award in 2014 at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in recognition of family and patient centered care.
Dr. Tucker is married and has three children. She enjoys traveling, time with family, and college football games.