Dr. Thomas Cooper, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FNP-C, is certified as both an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He specializes in rural and frontier medicine. He is currently teaching Adult Health II in the School of Nursing. Over the years, Dr. Cooper has seen many of his students go on to further their education and evolve into successful healthcare leaders. He finds it flattering and gratifying to have played a tiny part in their education. In his spare time, he serves as head coach for the Christian Brothers Highschool Brothers in Arms Trap and Skeet Team.


  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing, DNP
  • Union University, MSN
  • Union University, BSN
  • Northeast Community College, AAS

Courses Taught

Publications and Research Focus

    • Recommendations From an Early Adopter of a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
      Michael A. Carter, DNSc, DNP, FNP-BC; Dwayne Accardo, DNP, CRNA; Thomas Cooper, DNP, ACNP; Patricia Cowan, PhD, RN; Wendy Likes, DNSc, PhD, FNP-BC; Donna Lynch-Smith, DNP, ACNP-BC; Laura Melaro, DNP, FNP-BC, PMH-BC
      Journal of Nursing Education. 2016;55(10):563-567
    • Poster presentation -2016 AANP National Conference -Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome – What it is and what it is not – Cooper, T.
    • Poster presentation -2015 AANP National Conference – Screening and Prevention of Rabies in Unvaccinated Individuals – Cooper T, Miller S

Office Hours

M-TR by appointment, in person or virtual, Wednesday 7:30am-8:30am, 12:30pm-4:00pm