Noretta Walls, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Assistant Professor
Community/Mental Health Nursing

Research Interests
 
  • Adult Mental Health Nursing
  • Homelessness
  • Nursing Education
  • Support groups for nursing students

Education
 
  • MSN, University of South Alabama, 1987
  • BSN, University of South Alabama, 1981
    Specialized Training
  • CNS Adult Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (1988 through AACN)

Selected Publications
 

Journal Articles

  • Smith, K., Jacobs, M., Gilligan, A., & Walls, N., (2008). Qualitative analysis of the charge nurse role: Leadership in culture of retention. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture & Change Management, 8 (6), 101 – 114.
  • Smith, K., Farmer, J., Walls, N., & Gilligan, A., (2008). Clinical evaluation: an essential tool in emotional competency development. The International Journal of Learning 15, (7), 297 – 305.
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Teaching
 
  • Ms. Walls teaches the Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Courses to the following student groups: Traditional BSN and Accelerated BSN.
  • Ms. Walls Coordinates and teaches the Issues and Trends Courses to the following student groups: Traditional BSN and Accelerated BSN.
  • Ms. Walls teaches the Freshman Seminar Courses to the following student groups: First semester Freshmen that have declared Nursing as their Major.

Honors and Awards
 
  • Outstanding Nurse of Mobile, presented by the Mobile County Nurses’ Society, 1987
  • Outstanding Psychiatric / Mental Health Nurse for the State of Alabama Presented by The Alabama State Nurses’ Association, 1991
  • Excellence in Nursing Education Award, presented by Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Gamma Chapter, 2008
  • Top Professor Award presented by the Mortar Board National Honor Society and Student Government Association, 2008 – 2009
  • Faculty Teaching Award presented by the College of Nursing, 2011
  • Nursing Community Healthcare Award, presented by Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Gamma Chapter, 2015