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Mark Walker, , MS, RN, CNL, CCRN

University of Maryland PhD
Home Perry Hall MD United States


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. He began his Doctoral studies at the University of Maryland in 2014 and is researching the impact of compassion on nursing practice and patient outcomes. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Notre Dame of Maryland University and still maintains his bedside practice at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital. With the completion of his doctoral studies he intends to research and implement methods that will improve the quality of nursing education to foster compassion and resilience in the nurses.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Education/Inter-professional education
Dissertation: Understanding Compassion and Compassion Fatigue within Nursing Practice