Tamara D. Whittle, MSN, RN, CCRN

  • Instructor, School of Nursing
  • Faculty Advisor - Monmouth Student Nurses Association, School of Nursing


I am a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing, on the campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon, where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. While completing my BSN degree, I participated in two academic honors programs - the OHSU Honors Research Series and the Gerontological Nursing Honors Program.  In November 2019, I graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing Education through Walden University.

My clinical nursing background is in intensive care, where I became certified as a critical care nurse (CCRN), received specific training in continuous renal replacement therapy and intracranial pressure monitoring, served as chair of the ICU Specialty Practice Team, and was a member of the Rapid Response Team (RRT).  

I returned to the OHSU Monmouth campus in September 2017 as a faculty member, teaching students in the Acute Care I & II, Chronic Illness I, Leadership, and Integrated Practicum courses.  Current appointments include Faculty Advisor for the Monmouth Student Nurses Association, member of the Monmouth Curriculum Committee, Monmouth Campus Representative for the Accessible Statewide Delivery Committee - SON Undergraduate, and Monmouth Campus Representative for the OHSU SON Undergraduate Council.

Professional affiliations outside of OHSU include various roles on the board of directors for the Beta Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honor Society of Nursing.  Positions held include Governance Chair (2014-16), Vice President (2016), President (2016-19), and Campus Counselor, Monmouth (2020-present).

Education and training

    • B.S.N., 2014, Oregon Health & Science University
    • M.S.N., 2019, Walden University
  • Internship

    • Summer III Student Nurse Externship, Neuroscience ICU, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 2013
  • Residency

    • New Graduate Nurse Residency, Salem Health, Salem, Oregon, United States, 2014-15
  • Certifications

    • Certified Critical-Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), 2016-2022

Memberships and associations:

  • National Society for Leadership and Success, Inducted 2013
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Inducted 2014

Honors and awards

  • Gerontological Nursing Honors Program, OHSU School of Nursing, Monmouth, Oregon, 2013-2014
  • Honors Research Series, OHSU School of Nursing, Monmouth, Oregon, 2013-2014
  • Golden Lamp Award, OHSU School of Nursing, Monmouth, Oregon, 2014
  • Acknowledging Professional Excellence (APEX) Award, Level I, Salem Health, Salem, Oregon, 2016
  • Acknowledging Professional Excellence (APEX) Award, Level II, Salem Health, Salem, Oregon, 2017



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