Thomas Barkley, Jr. DSN, ACNP-BA

"Dr. Thomas W. Barkley, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate and Nurse Practitioner Programs at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Barkley has over 11 years experience actively teaching in the certification review continuing education business. Since October, 2002, he has owned Barkley & Associates, a nation wide nurse practitioner certification review/clinical update continuing education company.

Dr. Barkley's clinical background and practice are in critical and acute care nursing where he holds national certification as an acute care nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Barkley received his bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of Alabama, a master's degree in critical care nursing from the University of Virginia, and holds the doctor of science in nursing degree with a specialty in nursing education and nursing education administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

In addition to his classroom and practice responsibilities, Dr. Barkley is the primary editor of the American Journal of Nursing Book-of-the-Year award-winning text, Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, now in its second edition. He has also published numerous refereed articles related to acute care nursing practice, nursing education, and multicultural HIV/AIDS prevention. While dually prepared as both an ACNP and ANP, Dr. Barkley frequently presents numerous continuing education courses both nationally and internationally, with consistently outstanding evaluations. As a dynamic and engaging speaker, he frequently co-presents with other expert faculty in many of Barkley & Associates' courses."