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Deborah Wachtel

University of Connecticut

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Ashley Waddell, , MS, RN

Director of Government Affairs and Educational Programs

Ashley Waddell PhD, RN, is the Director of Government Affairs and Educational Programs for the Organization of Nurse Leaders MA, RI, CT, NH, & VT. With a passion for education and a strong belief that nurses should influence all levels of health policy, Dr. Waddell’s research and practice interests focus on how nurses participate in health policy and how nursing curricula prepares nurses for such work.…

Jennifer Waggoner-Donald, ,MS, MSN, PHN, RN

Western University of Health Sciences

Jennifer Waggoner-Donald obtained her bachelor’s of science degree from Chapman University in kinesiology with a focus in athletic training, and went on to obtain a secondary bachelors in education. She received her primary master’s in sports science from Waikato University in New Zealand. Upon returning to the United States, she pursued an Associate degree in Nursing, obtained her registered nursing license and worked as an emergency room nurse and a mobile intensive care nurse.…

Lara Wahlberg


Kristin Wainwright, , BSN, BA, RN, Duke Nursing PhD Graduate Student

Duke University

Kristin J. Wainwright is a 3rd year PhD student in the Duke University School of Nursing. Her research interests include genetics/genomics nursing, and symptom management in chronic illness. She earned a BA in the Natural Sciences from New College of Florida, a BSN from East Carolina University, and is a graduate of the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research Summer Genetics Institute.…

Kyra Waligora, , BSN, RN

Johns Hopkins University

Kyra Waligora graduated summa cum laude from high school with an AA degree and subsequently graduated summa cum laude from Florida Atlantic University with a BSN. She has been employed as a registered nurse in an oncology-hematology unit for approximately two years and is ONS/ONCC chemotherapy and biotherapy certified. As an undergraduate, she collaborated on a variety of research projects, including one which studied stress levels in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers and another which implemented strategies to reduce patient transfers from long term care facilities to acute care settings.…

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Cristen Walker, , MNE, RN, CNRN, CNE

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

My professional nursing career began in 1988 after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh. For several years, I practiced as a certified critical care nurse in various cities including Pittsburgh, Chicago and Scranton. After receiving my master’s degree from Binghamton University in 1996, I practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the specialty of nephrology as well as family practice.…

Mark Walker, , MS, RN, CNL, CCRN

University of Maryland

Mark Walker is a 2011 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader program and the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship. As part of his CNL program, his capstone paper addressed spirituality and its importance in nursing care. He has guest lectured on the topic for both undergraduate and graduate courses during his tenure a student and clinical instructor.…

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Dr. Pamela Lynn Herbig Wall, , PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Nurse Practitioner

Pam is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and 20 year veteran of the United States Navy Nurse Corps. Her clinical expertise is in traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder and caregiver fatigue and resiliency. Her program of research is focused on sleep disorders in the military, especially in those with traumatic brain injury. Wall has been a member of a congressionally-appointed panel that developed the curriculum for DoD/VA caregivers of patients with traumatic brain injury and has authored and co-authored several publications that focus on mental health disorders, PTSD, and TBI.…

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Laura Wallace, MSN, RN

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

McKenzie Wallace, , BSN, BA, RN

Case Western Reserve University

McKenzie Wallace is a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Her program of research focuses on investigating genetic and lifestyle interactions with inflammation and the development of diseases of pregnancy. Ms. Wallace graduated from the University of Iowa in 2015 with her BSN and BA in International Studies and Global Health.…

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Jessica Wallar, , BSN, RN

Northeastern University

In 2015, Jessica graduated with honors, earning her BSN degree from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She moved to the Boston area with her husband, who is a graduate student at MIT. Jessica passed the NCLEX Nursing exam on her first try and for the past several years she worked as a staff nurse on a medical surgical unit.…

Alvin Walters, , BSN, RN

University of San Francisco

Alvin Walters grew up near Seattle, WA. After completing his BSN at Washington State University in Spokane, he began working for Seattle Children’s Hospital in the emergency department. In 2014 Alvin was accepted into the University of San Francisco’s BSN to DNP program, Family Nurse Practitioner track. Shortly after moving to the bay area Alvin began working for Stanford Health Care in their pediatric emergency department, which is where he works today.…

AnnMarie Lee Walton

University of Utah

Nayomi Walton, , BSN

University of Connecticut

I am in my fourth year in the PhD program at the University of Connecticut. My research interests include improving quality of life and quality of care for persons with dementia. I have a passion for caring for older adults and caring for patients with dementia, which has led me to starting a career on a geriatric psychiatric unit.

Kimberly Waltrip, ,APRN-BC

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Kimberly Waltrip is a Ph.D student in the College of Nursing at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Her research interest is low back pain and related musculoskeletal disorders of the lumbar spine. She received a BSN from Southeast Missouri State University and a MSN from Vanderbilt University. Kimberly worked in general, progressive, and intensive care areas at Vanderbilt Medical Center as a neuroscience staff RN, then as an advanced practice nurse for Vanderbilt Neurosurgery before transferring to a faculty position.…

Lee Ann Waltz, ,CNE

University of Texas Medical Branch

Lee Ann Waltz, MSN, RN, CNE has been a full time nursing faculty member at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas since 2007 and is currently pursuing a PhD in nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch. A Registered Nurse since 1986, she began her career with an associate degree from McLennan Community College and subsequently obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.…

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Serge Wandji, MSN, MBA, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CNL

University of South Carolina

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YanYan Wang

Wayne State University

YanYan Wang earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Michigan State University in 2011 and he is currently enrolled in the BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program (psych-mental health specialty) in the College of Nursing at WSU. YanYan moved to the U.S. from Shanghai, China in 2006 to begin a pre-nursing program at Western Michigan University.…

Casey Wangen, ,RN

University of Minnesota

Casey Wangen is enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program specializing in nurse anesthesia at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Casey received his Masters of Nursing degree with honors at the University of Minnesota in 2011 where he served as Vice-President of the National Student Nurses’ Association and member of the Nursing College Board.…