Florence Tarrant

Florence Tarrant, BSN, DOCHN, MPA, MBA, PhD,

Dr. Florence Tarrant has completed graduate studies in public policy, organization and management as well as business. She has experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in public administration, business administration and management. Her teaching experience is varied and encompasses the traditional classroom; the blended classroom/online approach; and the asynchronous online teaching model. Her diverse educational background has provided an opportunity for teaching across multiple disciplines and subject areas.

Dr. Tarrant has experience teaching the following courses at the Baccalaureate and Master’s level: Bachelor of Management [Strategic Management, Management in the Public Sector, & Organizational Behavior]; Bachelor of Commerce [Strategic Management & Wage & Salary Administration]; Public Administration [Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (MPA & MPAM), Special Topics in Human Resource Management (MPA)]; Information Management [Collaboration (MIM)]; and Nursing & Health Professions [Heath Program Planning & Evaluation and Proposal Development].

Dr. Tarrant is a specialist in health policy, organization and management theory, strategic
management, organizational behavior and human resource management. She is a peer reviewer for the Academy of Management in these areas. She also has expertise in community health nursing and health care management and is a reviewer for the Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care. She has extensive industry experience in public sector leadership and management including public sector policy formulation, organizational structure, design and governance, health program evaluation, financial management, strategic management, and human resource management.

Dr. Tarrant has combined her expertise in public policy, organization and management with her work in aboriginal health to develop unique research interests, namely Aboriginal Health Policy and management, community health needs assessment and planning as well as aboriginal health human resource issues. While she has been involved in some quantitative research studies the emphasis of her work is on community based participatory research (CPBR) and qualitative methods.


  • PhD, Organization and Management, Human Resources Management, Capella University, 2011
  • Executive Masters Business Administration, St. Mary’s University, 2005
  • Masters Public Administration, Health Policy, Queen’s University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Memorial University, 1991
  • Community Health & Outpost Nursing, Diploma (DOPN), Dalhousie University, 1985
  • Registered Nursing, Diploma, St. Clare’s School of Nursing, 1982


Created July 9, 2022

Last updated: July 9 2022