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University of Central Oklahoma


Cody Wilkerson began his fourth year as a full-time, tenure-track instructor in fall 2023 in the Department of Nursing at the University of Central Oklahoma. As an alumnus of the department, Wilkerson is very invested in student success and passionate about preparing nurses for their future careers. He is actively pursuing his Doctorate of Nursing Practice as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and hopes to graduate in fall 2026. In his very minimal free time, he enjoys home projects, reading, corralling Tucker and Tessa, his dogs, and spending time with his friends and family.

Education and Certifications

B.S., Nursing, University of Central Oklahoma, May 2017

M.S., Nursing, With Honors, University of Central Oklahoma, May 2020

D.N.P., Pediatric Primary Care, University of South Alabama, Est. Graduation Fall 2026

Certified Pediatric Nurse, 2018-Present


Clinical RN, Oklahoma Children's Hospital, 2017-2020; 2022-Present

Adjunct Faculty, University of Central Oklahoma, 2019-20

Instructor, University of Central Oklahoma, Fall 2020-Present

Professional and Community Involvement

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Beta Delta Chapter-At-Large, Vice President

Council for Undergraduate Research, Health Sciences Division, Vice Chair



Safe Sleep

Underserved Community/Population Health

LGBTQ+ Health

Pediatric Cardiology

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