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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.…

Cindi Warburton

Oregon Health and Science University

Cynthia Ward, , MSN, BC, CCM

Johns Hopkins University

My name is Cynthia Ward. I’m currently attending Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing DNP program and anticipate graduating Spring 2018. My clinical practice area focus on improving the quality of life in the veteran and soldier population. As a nurse advocate, I’ve been on the frontlines and in the trenches using critical thinking and innovative approaches to navigate through the very complex and convulted medical and benefits systems of the Army and Veterans Health System.…

Ginger Ward-Presson

Duke University

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Amy Warner, MN, FNP-C

Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University

Echo Warner, , MPH

University of Utah

Echo Warner is a student at the University of Utah College of Nursing PhD program. As a first generation college graduate from a rural community, Echo is passionate about reducing health disparities, working in underserved communities, and educating future generations. Echo completed her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science and Health where she became interested in public health and community based research.…

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Felita Wash-White

Arizona State University

The love of nursing and nursing education is about having experiences for herself and others…especially minority, underrepresented nursing students. Helping and healing are the essences of what I treasure as a nurse. As a nursing educator, I integrate these to provide an oasis of support for socially and psychologically disadvantaged students. I strive to increase my students’ perceptions of their self-efficacy, self-observance, self-knowledge, and self-care.…

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Virgin Watters, MSN, RN, PHNS, Credentialed School Nurse

University of California-Los Angeles

Amy Weaver

Villanova University

Kristen Weaver

New York University

Jillian Weber, ,CNL

University of Cincinnati

Ms. Weber is currently a third year PhD student at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. Her research interests include homeless veterans, chronic disease management and access to care. Ms. Weber originally graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a bachelors degree in biology before going on to attend Xavier University. At Xavier she completed an accelerated program to achieve her masters of science in nursing and Clinical Nurse Leader certification (CNL).…

Kathleen Webster

University of Southern Maine

Sheri Webster

University of South Carolina

Sarah Wedel, ,OCN, RN

University of San Diego

I want to be a catalyst for change in the health care community and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to make an impact in the lives of others! I began my nursing journey by being awarded a NROTC (Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps) Nursing Midshipmen Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon completing my training and earning my degree, I commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy Nurse Corps.…

Christopher Weidlich

University of Miami

Marla Weiss

University of San Diego

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Dr. Guy M. Weissinger, , MPhil, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Guy M. Weissinger, MPhil., PhD is an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) at the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. His research focuses on the experiences of people with mental illness through the non-psychiatric healthcare system, including primary care, emergency rooms, and inpatient medical-surgical units. Currently, he works on a suicide prevention program that seeks to improve the connection of various youth serving systems to improve care continuity and engagement in services.…

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Shaina Welch, BSN, RN

Arizona State University

Jennifer Weprin, , RN, MSN, FNP-BC AOCNP

Oregon Health and Science University

I am a first year doctoral student at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) School of Nursing. For the past 15 years, I have been a nurse practitioner in the areas of family medicine, oncology, and most recently, in cancer survivorship. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, I developed a cancer survivorship program/clinic. While I enjoyed my clinical experience immensely, I now wish to focus on becoming a nurse scientist and pursuing research.…

Linda Wesp, , MSN, RN, APNP, NP-C, AAHIVS

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Linda Wesp is a board certified family nurse practitioner and HIV Specialist. She has worked with the HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community since 2002 in a variety of community settings, with a passion for primary health care and research with transgender youth. She received her BSN from Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing and her MSN from the University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing.…

Jennifer Wessol, , BSN, RN, CNRN, CCRN-CMC

University of Missouri-Kansas City

In Spring 2013 I began my BSN to PhD coursework at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, entering the PhD program Summer 2014. I received a BSN from Avila College in 1995 and have been active in the acute care setting since, working in the cardiac catheterization lab, critical care float pool and as a code neuro nurse.…

Mark Bird Whelchel, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN

Director, Healthcare and Prehospital Education

Mark Whelchel, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN began his career as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit and trauma center in Washington DC. After several years, he worked on a medivac helicopter and a fixed wing aircraft for over ten years in Florida. Ultimately, Mark served as the Chief Flight Nurse and Clinical Nurse Educator, combining practice and instruction to boost program revenue and leading the organization to become the regionally preferred provider.…

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Avrielle White, , MSN, RN

Columbia University

My name is Avrielle White and I am a doctoral student in the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program at Columbia University. Previously, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Government at Regent University. For several years I worked as a paralegal while volunteering at a community hospital. While volunteering, I witnessed first hand the inspirational work performed by nurses and nurse practitioners alike and decided that I wanted to make a contribution to the practice.…

Barbara White, ,CPN

Indiana University South Bend

Barbara White is a PhD student at Indiana University. She is employed as a clinical lecturer at Indiana University South Bend. She is a Certified Pediatric Nurse and volunteers at a respite home for medically fragile children. Barb’s past clinical experience is 30 years of pediatric nursing, mostly as a pediatric critical care transport nurse. She has been teaching since 2007.…

Kiiyonna White, , MSN, RN, CNL

University of San Diego

Kiiyonna received her Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion Disease Prevention in 2006 from the University of Southern California (USC). While at USC, she ultimately made the decision to further her education and become a Registered. Subsequently, Kiiyonna received her Masters Degree in Nursing from University of California, Los Angeles graduating Magna Cum Laude. Upon graduating from University of California, Los Angeles, Kiiyonna began employment at Veterans Health Administration (VA) in Critical Care.…

Lynn White, , MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Lynn White, RN, MSN, CNS is a doctoral student at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE. She is a nursing faculty member at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD where she teaches adult health, pharmacology and leadership. She is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Adult Specialty Services Division at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD.…

Meagan White, , MSN RNC-MNN

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Meagan White MSN RNC-MNN is a PhD candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where her doctoral studies concentrate in nursing education. She is a leader, educator, project manager, and registered nurse with experience caring for maternal/child and adult acute care patients. During her doctoral studies at IUP, Meagan has been awarded scholarships for academic excellence, presented at international conferences on original research in faculty leadership, and published in peer-reviewed journals on topics relating to teaching and learning in nursing.…

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Monica White, , MSN, RN

Columbia University

Monica Nichols White is a native of Canton Mississippi and currently resides in Ridgeland. She is a graduate of Tougaloo College, Loyola University New Orleans, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she earned a BA in English/ Journalism, a Master of Art in Mass Communication, a BSN in nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing respectively.…

Shelley White, , PhD student, MSW, LCSW

University of Utah

Shelley leads the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), a Comprehensive Cancer Center that offers over thirty-six integrative program services for patients, their caregivers, and staff members, including acupuncture, artistic expression, dance, exercise (twenty-four different group fitness classes), expressive writing, massage, mindfulness interventions, music therapy, and nutritional counseling.…

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Vivian White, MSN, RN

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Sharon White-Lewis, , MSN, RN

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Sharon White-Lewis MSN, RN Ms. White-Lewis is Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Webster University and is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She is conducting funded research on equine-assisted therapy for arthritic adults and older adults.…

Erin Whitehouse, , MPH RN

Johns Hopkins University

Erin Whitehouse is currently enrolled in the PhD program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her masters of public health from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill after getting her BSN at University of Maryland-Baltimore. Her previous nursing experience includes working as a public health nurse in a variety of settings from a refugee camp in South Sudan to a low-income Hispanic preschool in San Francisco.…

Robin Whitney, ,RN, CPN

University of California-Davis

Robin is pursuing her PhD in Nursing Science and Health Care Leadership at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Her research interests include health services and healthcare quality with a focus on cancer care. Robin received her BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine in 2006 and her BA in English and German from Bowdoin College in 2004, earning both degrees Magna cum Laude.…

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Kelly L Wierenga

Assistant Professor

Dr. Wierenga’s program of research focuses on improving recovery and secondary prevention for patients in outpatient cardiovascular rehabilitation following a major adverse cardiac event (ie. revascularization or myocardial infarction). Her research interests lie in how improving abilities to adaptively regulate emotions during a stressful period of recovery can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety in these individuals.…

Tracey Wiese

Frontier (Alaska)

Marcella Wildeman

University of Wyoming

I am currently attending the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming working toward earning a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) degree. I am interested in researching ways to expand the role of nurse practitioners in hospital and primary care settings. My clinical practice area of interest is still undecided as of now, but veterans’ health, rural community healthcare, and emergency healthcare are all possibilities.…

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Adrienne D. Wilk, MSN, RN, CHSE, CNE, CHSOS-A

University of Northern Colorado

Amanda Willey, , MS, RN, CCHP

Teachers College (EdD Scholars)

Hello, my name is Amanda Willey from Cambridge, Maryland. I am enrolled in the Doctorate of Education Program, Nursing Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University where I majored in psychology. After working with emotionally disturbed children and with the court system, I decided to return to school for my nursing degree.…

Janet Willhaus

Washington State University

Amy Williams

Medical University of South Carolina

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Elizabeth Williams, , BSN, RN

Case Western Reserve University

Elizabeth is currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing Science at Case Western Reserve University. At Case Western, she is a NRSA Predoctoral Fellow and Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar. Her research interests include self management and behavior change in the African American community. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.…

Lindsay Williams

University of California, Los Angeles

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Dr. Loretta Alexia Williams

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Alexia Williams, assistant professor, joined the UTHSC College of Nursing faculty January 1, 2014. She earned her associates degree in nursing from Shelby State Community College in 1994, received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Union University in 2010, and her Ph.D. in Nursing Science from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2015.…

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Rhea Williams

University of Maryland

Rhea Williams is a Certified Nurse Midwife enrolled full time in the PhD program at University of Maryland. Prior to midwifery, she earned a degree in Nutrition and Food Science and focused her career on nutrition, specifically education and intervention for women and children. She now combines midwifery and nutrition intervention in her care process with her patients throughout the lifespan.…

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Doug Williamson, , BSN

University of San Francisco

After serving the public as a youth correctional counselor for seven years, working with offenders within general population units, specialized mental health programs, and the sexual behavior treatment program, I determined that I needed a different challenge and was compelled to pursue a career in nursing. I believed in my ability to serve a diverse patient population through empathy, leadership, and the unique perspective I obtained during my experiences working in the criminal justice system.…

Valerie Willis, ,PNP-BC, CNS-BC

University of San Diego

Valerie Willis, MSN, RN, PNP-BC, CNS-BC PhD Student University of San Diego, Hahn School Nursing and Health Science Jonas Veteran Healthcare Scholar Valerie Willis began her career in nursing with a BSN from California State University Long Beach. She earned a MSN with a dual specialty as a pediatric nurse practitioner and parent-child clinical nurse specialist from Azusa Pacific University.…

Christina Wilson, , MS, RN, WHNP-BC

Virginia Commonwealth University

I am a doctoral student enrolled in the PhD program at Virginia Commonwealth University, which has a biobehavioral research focus. The focus of my research is body image in women with gynecologic cancer. I recieved my bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Virginia and my master’s degree in nursing, with a concentration as a women’s health nurse pracititioner from Virginia Commonwealth University.…

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Michele Wilson


I recently graduated from the PhD Nursing program at UTMB Graduate school of Biomedical Sciences. My educational background includes a BSN from UTMB in 1983, a BA in Sociology from UT Austin in 1985, and a MSN focusing on Nursing Education and Community Health from Texas Tech Health Science Center in 2012. I am a clinical instructor in the UTMB School of Nursing Masters Program.…

Sharowynn Wilson

Wayne State University

Kjerstie Wiltzen

University of Minnesota

Christina Winkelman, , BSN, RN, CMSRN

Grand Valley State University

I am a BSN graduate of Saginaw Valley State University in 2013. I enrolled in the DNP program at Grand Valley State University after working for one year as a RN on an inpatient oncology unit at a local health system. Presently, I work at an outpatient bone marrow transplant unit. I have always enjoyed working with oncology patients and plan to pursue this career path after graduation.…

Megan Winkler, ,CPNP-PC, RNC-NIC

Duke University

Megan Winkler graduated in 2006 with a BSN from Indiana University. After practicing in the Neonatal Intensive Care setting in Indiana and Virginia, she returned to school and received her MSN from the University of Virginia, graduating from the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program (’10). Following, Megan became the lead pediatric nursing faculty at Lynchburg College as an Assistant Professor of Nursing and also maintained an active committee membership in her local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.…

Rachel Wion

Penn State

Kwame Wiredu-Mensah, , RN, MSN

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Doctor of Nursing Practice student at Fairleigh Dickinson University New Jersey, I have practiced as a staff nurse on a medical-surgical unit for five years and as a nurse leader in an inpatient medical-surgical/oncology and hemodialysis unit for five years. Currently, I function as the Administrative Nurse Manager in an ambulatory care setting comprising of internal medicine and pediatrics.…

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Dora Wischik, , MSN RN-BC

Yale University

Dora Lendvai Wischik, RN was recently accepted to pursue her doctorate education in Nursing Science at Yale University’s School of Nursing under the mentorship of Robin Whittemore, RN FAAN. Dora has worked as a research nurse and study coordinator for national, VA-funded clinical trials at the West Los Angeles Healthcare system since 2014. Prior to her full-time engagement in research, she has worked as a bedside nurse at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.…

Denise Kelsey Wishner, ,PHN, CLC, CCM

University of California-San Francisco

Ms. Wishner has completed the second year of the UCSF Nursing Doctoral program and is writing her qualification exams. Her field of study and dissertation focuses on a critical component of quality palliative care – how well clinicians honor patients’ pre-stated wishes for their end-of-life. Ms. Wishner brings to her work an array of experiences that provide a solid base to her work and support her ability to achieve her educational goals and become a leader in her area of study.…

Jennifer Withall, , MS, RN

Molloy College

Jennifer Withall is currently pursuing her PhD in nursing, with concentrations in health policy, leadership, and research at Molloy College, in Rockville Centre, NY. She earned her AAS in nursing at Ulster Community College, while simultaneously pursuing her BS in organizational leadership and communication at Marist College. She continued her education at SUNY New Paltz, where she completed her MS in nursing, with a concentration in adult health.…

Danielle Wofford, , BSN, RN

Arizona State University

Danielle Wofford, R.N. is an E.R. nurse and a PhD student at the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University. Danielle’s current research centers on understanding health disparities and exploring the concept of wellness in refugee populations. She has experience with refugees both locally and internationally. Prior to ASU, Danielle served as an educator, volunteer and international aid nurse in Egypt, Haiti, Kenya, and Belgium (to name a few places).…

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Emory University

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Robyn Wojeck, , MSN, FNP-C, APRN

Duke University

Robyn Wojeck earned her BSN from the University of Miami in 2014 and her MSN from Vanderbilt University in 2015. While at the University of Miami, she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as well as Mortar Board Honor Society. During her nursing studies, she was selected for the VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) program where she began working with veterans living with multiple chronic diseases.…

Alexander Wolf, ,CCRN

University of Virginia

I have been a registered nurse since graduating with my BSN from the Loretto Heights School of Nursing at Regis University in 2010. In three years of clinical practice as a registered nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Denver Health, I founded the hospital’s ICU Delirium Journal Club and worked on several quality improvement team projects, including the development of the hospital’s “Sepsis Alert” protocol in 2013.…

Ian Wolfe, , BA, RN, CCRN

University of Minnesota

I am currently a PhD student in the nursing department at the University of Minnesota. In addition to my PhD work I am pursuing MA degree in the center for bioethics. I have worked in burn and pediatric intensive care units. In addition to nursing, I completed a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a focus on illness and relational ethics.…

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Jerome U. Wray, MPH, MS, RN, CNS

University of Cincinnati

Crystal Wright

University of Virginia

Lauren Wright, , RN

University of South Florida

My name is Lauren, a 25 year old Nurse Practitioner and PhD student at the University of South with a focus in psychoneuroimmunology. I am passionate about preventative health in the global community and utilization of integrative medicine to improve health outcomes. The opportunity to further my education came in the form of an invitation to study abroad in India for four weeks with the support of the Benjamin A.…

Salena Wright-Brown

Duquesne University

I am currently pursuing PhD in Nursing at Duquesne University. I have worked for the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in a variety of Advanced Practice and leadership roles, including as APN in Emergency Department, Cardiac Evaluation clinics and Occupational Health and as the Manager for the Clinical Support Section. Currently I am the Associate Director, Patient Care Services at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks and detailed to the G.V.…

Linden Wu


Linden Wu earned her PhD ’19, MSN ’19, BSN ’14 at the University of Pittsburgh. Her dissertation examined the relationship among cyber dating abuse, binge drinking and emotion dysregulation. She has expanded her nursing research skills through receipt of multiple fellowships supported by the National Institute of Health, a fellowship with the GetWellNetwork’s O’Neil Center focusing on patient engagement using technologic tools, a fellowship with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation Feinstein Patient Safety Fellowship, participation in federally-funded research studies with well-established mentors, and presentations at the local, state, national, and international levels.…

Kerry Wulpern, ,BSN

University of Michigan-Flint

Kerry Wulpern has completed two years of a four year program at the University of Michigan at Flint, planning to graduate May 2016 receiving an Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Doctorate of Nursing Practice degrees. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Norwich University in 2010. She currently works on a step down cardiology unit at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.…

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Renee Wynn, CRNP, MSN, WHNP-BC

Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing