Lecturer in Nursing and Psychiatric Mental Health Specialty Co-Director

Yale School of Nursing - Room 21801

phone: 203-737-3263


Dr. Tina Walde is a Lecturer in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty and GEPN programs. She has an extensive background in child and adolescent psychiatry as a dually certified lifespan psychiatric nurse practitioner and child and adolescent psychiatric clinical nurse specialist.

Dr. Walde teaches individual psychotherapy in the PMHNP program and co-teaches the psychiatric mental health nursing seminar and practicum in the GEPN program. She also precepts specialty students during their child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric rotation.

B.A. Psychology, 2004: The George Washington University
MSN, 2008: Yale School of Nursing
DNP, 2014: Oregon Health Sciences University

Professional Organizations
American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Clinical Practice

As a clinician, Dr. Walde’s work focuses on children and adolescents with a range of mental health needs in integrated care and specialty settings. She has worked with diverse populations in a youth dual diagnosis residential program, migrant farmworkers clinic, refugee health center, and integrated care settings. She is committed to developing sustainable health care models that improve access to quality care.

Research Interests

Dr. Walde’s research interests include quality and systems improvement in trauma-informed care practices, workforce development issues in psychiatric nursing, and the delivery of innovative mental health and improvement science curriculum for nursing students.

Selected Pub​lications/Presentations


Walde, T. and Cotton, B. (2016). Mental Health. In Stewart, J.G. and Dennett (Eds.), Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review Book. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.


Pediatric Psychopharmacology Update, Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, May 2018.

Suicide Assessment and Intervention in Pediatric Primary Care, Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Annual Conference, Gleneden Beach, OR, October 2017.

Providing Tomorrows’ PMHNPs with Core Competencies and Specialization Opportunities in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, Hartford, CT, October 2016.