Assistant Professor
Adult Health Nursing


  • DNP, University of South Alabama, 2014
  • MSN Dual Role (FNP/AGACNP) Advanced Emergency Nursing, University of South Alabama, 2014
  • BSN, Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2011
  • ADN, Excelsior College, 2002
  • AS, Northeastern Technical College, 2001

Research Interests

  • Developing an emergency nurse practitioner residency/fellowship program
  • Developing and implementing an emergency nurse practitioner specialty program 
  • Changing emergency department design and procedures to improve patient experience, flow, and metrics

Selected Publications

Refereed Publications

  • Myers, C., Miller, J., & Davis, W. D. (2020). Allopurinol-Induced Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS): A Case Report. Accepted in Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. 

  • Bardwell, J., Brimmer, S., & Davis, W. D. (2020). Implementing the ABCDE Bundle, Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool, and Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale to reduce ventilation time. Advanced Critical Care, 31(1), 16-21. https://doi.org/10.4037/aacnacc2020451

  • Myers, C., Miller, J., & Davis, W. D. (2019). Skin and soft tissue infections: A case of necrotizing fasciitis. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 41(4), 322-329. doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000268 

  • Davis, W. D., Norris, K. & Fiebig, W. (2019). The modified Valsalva maneuver for reversion of stable supraventricular tachycardia: Lessons learned from the REVERT trial. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 41(3), 192-197. doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000252 

  • Davis, W. D., Dowling, D., Fiebig, W., & Lewis, C. (2019). Emergency care: Operationalizing the practice through a concept analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Published ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000229 

  • Davis, W. D., Davis, K. A., & Hooper, K. (2019). Ketamine utilization in the emergency department: A review of ketamine and a discussion of the newly released ketamine guideline to treat acute pain. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 41(2), 111-121. doi: 10.1097/TME. 0000000000000238 

  • Favaloro, K., Davis, W. D., & Thompson, L. (2019). An evaluation of the 5 A’s model used in behavioral counseling of obese patients in a primary care setting. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10755/17126

  • Davis, W. D., & Schaffer, P. A. (2018). Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: A challenging diagnosis. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 40(3), 176-182. doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000197

  • Davis, W. D. (2017, September). A nurse practitioner-driven, split-flow emergency department intake system. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10755/622715

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Doctoral Courses

  • CMN 680 Dual Role (FNP/AGACNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Planning & Development
  • CMN 681 Dual Role (FNP/AGACNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency I
  • CMN 682 Dual Role (FNP/AGACNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency II
  • CMN 683 Dual Role (FNP/AGACNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency III
  • NU 613 Organizational and System Leadership

Graduate Courses

  • AHN 553 Advanced Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practicum I
  • AHN 555 Advanced Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practicum II
  • AHN 571 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention for Adult-Gerontology Nursing
  • NU 518 Advanced Nursing Assessment

Honors and Awards

  • Golden Key International Honor Society, Inducted 2013
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Inducted 2012
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Inducted 2011
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society, Inducted 2011
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Inducted 1999