Tracie L. Augusta Ph.D., DNP, ACNP/FNP/ACNS, MSNed, RN

Assistant Professor

(901) 678-2003
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Professional Overview

Dr. Augusta is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Loewenberg College of Nursing. She served as an adjunct graduate faculty from Spring 2011 to fall 2022. In Spring 2023, she became the first graduate of Loewenberg College of Nursing's Ph.D. in Nursing Science program. She also holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The focus of her research is on hypertension in African Americans and health equity. Holistic healing requires alignment of mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Augusta adheres to this philosophy. In her opinion, holistic healing is essential to the health of the body. Her teachings refer to the possibility of a strong spiritual base in Black women since she believes that spirituality shapes healthcare decisions for most Black women. There are opportunities for success if healthcare is viewed in context. By conducting research and advocating on behalf of Black women, she aims to close health disparity gaps and improve health care services for them.

  • Ph.D. Nursing Science; University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing
  • Post Master's Certificate; Family Nurse Practitioner; University of Massachusetts at Boston
  • DNP: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist; Union University
  • Master's of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education: Union University
  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing: Tennessee State University
  • Associate Degree in Nursing: Shelby State Community College

  • Acute care
  • Adult health
  • Chronic disease
  • Emergency medicine
  • Health policy
  • Underserved populations

  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Association of Black Nurse Faculty (ABNF)
  • Black Doctors Network (BDN)
  • Greater Memphis Area Association of Nurse Practitioners (GMAANP)
  • Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA)
  • National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)

  • Dissertation Award – Association of Black Nurse Faculty-2022
         The Dr. Patricia Humbles-Pegues Dissertation Award is designed to support the research of doctoral students enrolled in a nursing research-focused program. The award is planned to assist students in the development and/or implementation of their dissertation work.

  • AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence – American Association of Nurse Practitioners - 2018

  • Excellent Clinical Educator – The University of Memphis Loewenberg School of Nursing - 2016
  • Woman of Excellence - The New Tri-State Defender - 2015

  • Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society - 2006
    Sigma is an international community of nurses dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, teaching, learning, and service through the cultivation of communities of practice, education, and research. It is internationally regarded as the top honor society for nursing and is dedicated to advancing world health. Nu Lambda Chapter – 2006; Beta Theta Chapter – 2010

  • One of the Best Nurses at Baptist - 2003


  • Moore, Tracie L. (2021). Utilizing the DNP essentials to deliver high-end care in the home. The DNP professional: translating value from classroom to practice.  (pg), Ed. Linda A. Benson. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated, 2021.
  • Moore, Tracie L., and Mary, Annapoorna. (2021). “Medication Compliance and Holistic Complementary Alternative Therapies Among African American Women with Chronic Conditions: A Literature Review,” ABNF Journal. Spring2020, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p54-60. 7p.

  • Hypertension in African Americans (women), social determinants of health and health equity.