Rebecca Tucker brings more than a decade of clinical experience to her roles as an instructor and researcher. She teaches classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level, focusing on pathophysiology, pharmacology and clinical management of patients. She also serves as an adviser/mentor for nurse practitioner students. She has recently been working on updating nursing pharmacology textbooks and resources to facilitate nursing education. 

As a doctorally-prepared nurse practitioner, Tucker brings the highest level of education and expertise to her clinical role in the department of cardiology. 

Tucker has been repeatedly honored by her students and peers, and she is recipient of the School of Nursing’s Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the Outstanding Scholarly Practitioner Award.


Tucker, R., Qunn, J.R., Chen, D.G., Chen, L. (2016). Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire Administered to Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure. J Nurs Meas, 24 (2). DOI: 10.1891/1061-3749.24.2.245

Tucker, R., Quinnm J.R., Chen, D.G., Chen, L. (2016). Psychometrics of the Kansas City Cardiomyopthy Questionnaire Adapted for Family Caregiver/Significant Other. J Nurs Meas, 24 (3), 142-161.

Attin, M., Tucker, R.G., Carey, M.G. (2016). In-Hosital Cariac Arrest: An Update on PUlseless Electrical Activity and Asystole. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am, 28 (3), 387-97.