Colleen Walters

Associate Professor

Colleen Walters

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

College of Nursing
Department of Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Family Medicine

The Graduate School

Bio

I am a full-time Assistant Professor in the BBN department at AU with experience teaching at another USG institution in the BSN program for the past 6 years and this past year in the NP program as well. I am also a family nurse practitioner and have provided primary care services locally and internationally. I specialize in developing international community engagement programs and have had the privilege of being a part of programs to Haiti, Cuba, and Guadalajara, Mexico. I also have a ten year volunteer service history at a pregnancy resource center providing care and support to pregnant women. Other certification that I hold includes Certified Nurse Educator.

  • (706) 721-3177
  • EC5332

Education

  • DNP, Nursing Augusta State University, 2017

  • MSN, Nursing Clayton College & State Univer, 2014

  • BSN, Nursing Clayton College & State Univer, 2012

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Educator National League for Nursing, 2015

  • Registered Nurse State of Georgia, 2012

  • Family Nurse Practitioner American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2017

  • BLS AHA, 2020

  • BLS AHA, 2012

  • BLS AHA, 2018

  • RN State of Georgia, 2012

Awards & Honors

  • Legacy Donor Recognition Pregnancy Resource Center of Henry County, GA, 2019

  • Innovation in Clinical Teaching Award 2019 Georgia Association for Nursing Education, 2019

  • Clayton State University Making Things Better Nominee Clayton State University, 2017

  • Service Award Clayton State University, 2017

  • AACN Novice Faculty Teaching Award 2016-2017 American Association of Colleges of Nursing , 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURS 7470

    Adv Health Assessment
  • NURS 9051

    DNP Project Inquiry & Change
  • NURS 7985

    Independent Study - DNP: Independent Study - Practice
  • NURS 7150

    Evidence Based Practice
  • NURS 8312

    FNP Practice I: DNP Program
  • NURS 9050

    Strategies for Eff Prac Change
  • NURS 4806

    Transition to Prof Nurs Prac
  • NURS 7460

    Diag and Clinical Reas Adv Pra
  • NURS 8317

    FNP III: Health Promotion
  • NURS 3801

    Health Assessment Across Life

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate and graduate course in nursing

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Faith-based pregnancy center education: Bridges the maternal health gap, 2021
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Quantifying worsened glycemic control during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • International community engagement: Transforming students and residents, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Impact of Short-Term Study Abroad Experiences on Transformative Learning: A Comparison of Programs at 6 weeks, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Maternal mortality and morbidity, preterm birth, and international community engagement.

Department Service

  • DNP FNP Curriculum Revision 2019 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Variable Part-time Faculty Ad Hoc 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • DNP Project Task Force 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • DNP FNP Admissions Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Telehealth Charter Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Study Abroad Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Lyceum Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Academic Focus Areas Steering Committee 2019 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Christian Medical and Dental Association 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • UAPRN of Augusta 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Association of Nurse Educators 2011 - Present

    Role: Director
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Xi Rho Chapter 2016 - 2018

    Role: Officer, Other Officer
  • Clayton State University 4th Annual Research Symposium 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Costa-Layman Health Fair at Augusta University 2019 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Augusta Pregnancy Resource Center 2021 - 2021

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • COVID19 Vaccine Clinics at Augusta University 2021 - 2021

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Savannah Riverkeeper--Lake Olmstead Project 2018

  • Pregnancy Resource Center of Henry County 2017 - 2018

    Role: Board Member