Trista Anderson - Faculty & Adjuncts

Trista Anderson, PhD(c), MS, APRN-CNP, WHNP-BC

Trista Anderson, PhD(c), MS, APRN-CNP, WHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Health Sciences
918-631-2921 Oxley Health Sciences Facility Room 525


PhD – Oklahoma City University Post-Master's Certificate – Oklahoma City University MSN – University of Indianapolis BSN – Purdue University BS – Purdue University


Professor Anderson graduated with her B.S. in Nursing from Purdue University in 2006. Her career started in Labor and Delivery, and took her into pediatrics, postpartum, special care nursery, population health, and nursing education. Professor Anderson graduated with her MSN from the University of Indianapolis in 2012, and became a Board Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner that same year. After practicing for 4 years as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Indiana, Professor Anderson joined her family in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she has worked in Population Health and Nursing Education. She received her Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education in May 2019 from Oklahoma City University, and is currently working on her PhD in Nursing, also at Oklahoma City University. She is the proud mom of a black lab, and the proud aunt of a 6 year old nephew.

Research Interests

Glioblastoma and the effect on caregivers
Access to Women’s Health Services

Teaching Interests

Community Health, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Pharmacology, Genetics

Courses Taught

  • Nursing Science I
  • Nursing Science III
  • Nursing Trends
  • Pharmacology and Metrology
  • Nursing Interventions III
  • Applied Science I
  • Applied Science III
  • Nursing Interventions II
  • Nursing Science II
  • Nursing Science IV
  • Applied Science II
  • Applied Science IV
  • Human Sexuality

Professional Affiliations

  • National League for Nursing
  • Oklahoma Nurses Association
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Educational Affiliate
  • American Nurses Association
  • Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Research
  • Emily Epple Award
  • Most Valuable Professor
  • Emily Epple Award Winner