Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing
Office:WEGNUR 201F
Phone:(585) 385-8494
Tricia Gatlin

Clinical Nurse Educator
Registered Nurse


Ph.D., Nursing Science, University of Arizona
M.S., Nursing Education, University of Portland
B.S., University of Memphis
A.A., Nursing, Dyersburg State Community College

Dr. Tricia Gatlin joined the Wegmans School of Nursing as the dean in 2020. She came to Fisher from the School of Nursing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) where she served as associate professor and associate dean for undergraduate affairs as well as interim associate dean for graduate affairs since 2018. Prior to those roles, she was an assistant professor at UNLV for seven years. She has also served as a lecturer and instructor at the University of Portland’s School of Nursing and as a clinical instructor at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon, and Clark College in Vancouver, Washington.

Gatlin has served as a committee member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group of the American Association of College of Nursing, secretary of the Nevada Nurses Association, member of the Nevada State Board of Nursing Education Advisory Committee, board member and director of research and development of the Nevada Obstetrical Charity Clinic, and a community member of the Clark County Diabetes Group. Currently, she serves as a board member of the Rochester Regional Health Healthcare Services Committee, NorthStar Network, and Academy of Health Sciences Charter School. In addition, she is a member of the American Nurses Association - New York, Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, and American Associate of Colleges of Nursing. She also serves as a member of the New York State Council of Deans.

Gatlin’s research, which primarily focuses on diabetes and support for diabetic patients, has been published in a variety of medical journals. She has also presented and lectured at several regional, national, and international professional conferences. She is also a reviewer for several nursing publications including the International Journal of Nursing Studies, Biological Research for Nursing Journal, Nursing Science Quarterly, Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal, and the Journal of Aging and Health.

Gatlin has been the recipient of several awards, most recently receiving a Certificate of Leadership Recognition from the Nevada Nurses Foundation and a Research Award from the Nevada Action Coalition. While at UNLV, she was awarded the University’s Outstanding Team Award - Nurse Camp, Outstanding Research Award, and Outstanding Teaching Award. She has also been recognized for her leadership efforts by the UNLV School of Nursing and Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in developing dedicated education units for clinical learning.

After earning her associate degree in nursing at Dyersburg State Community College and her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Memphis, Gatlin went on to obtain a master’s degree in nursing education at the University of Portland and a Ph.D. in nursing science at the University of Arizona.