Charles Alan Walker

Charles Alan Walker


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (2000) Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
  • M.S.N. (1989) University of Texas, Arlington, TX
  • B.S.N. (1983) Texas Christian University
  • B.S. (1977) Texas Christian University

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NDNP 88083: Advanced Clinical Project I & II (DNP Online)
  • NDNP 82183: Advanced Clinical Practicum I & II (DNP Online)
  • NURS 49488: Professional Nursing Residency (ABT)
  • NURS 40984: Role Development & Nursing Management Practicum
  • NURS 30882: Psychiatric-Mental Health Practicum (TBT)
  • NURS 60030: MSN Clinical Project I (MSN Online)

Areas of Interest in Research or Professional Practice

  • Gerontology, health care needs of older gay men and lesbians, elder caregiving
  • Life journeys and aging experiences of transgender people and their partners
  • Community mental health, chronic and disabling illnesses or injuries
  • Ethics and moral theory, humanities for the health sciences
  • Family systems, developmental tasks of midlife

Certifications and Recognitions

  • Registered Nurse in Texas, BON License No. 513988, expires July 2015
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Behavioral and Family Health, 1989-1996

Professional Affiliations

  • Nursing
    • American Nurses Association/Texas Nurses Association
    • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
    • National Gerontological Nursing Association
    • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing
    • Southern Nurses Research Society
  • Non-nursing
    • American Association of University Professors
    • The Gerontological Society of America
    • National Humanities Education Association
    • National Organization for Women
    • Phi Kappa Phi, Interdisciplinary Honor Society
    • Sigma Xi, International Society for Scientific Research

Professional Service

  • Professional service and consulting
    • Texas Woman’s University, College of Nursing Associate Faculty (unsalaried appointment) Denton and Temple, TX, 2002-Present
    • Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Alpha Chapter, Recording Secretary, 2001-2004, Junior Counselor, 2006-2008
    • Texas Nurses Association, District Three, Nominating Committee, 2003-2004
    • Central Texas Veterans’ Affairs Health Care System, Clinical Education, BSN Affiliate and Research Consultant, Waco, TX, 1998-2012.
  • Editor – The Journal of Theory Construction & Testing 
    • Unsalaried position. January 2003 to present. Lisle, IL: Tucker Publications, Inc. Editorial Review Board Member (1996-2003)
  • Manuscript reviewer
    • The Journal of Cultural Diversity (per request)
    • The Western Journal of Nursing Research (per request)
    • The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
  • Community activities
    • Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging:  Research and Services Forum, 2003-2012
    • Mental Health Association of Tarrant County: Aging Coalition, 2002-2008
    • Habitat for Humanity (Erath): Family Nurturance group, 1996-Present
    • UNT/TCU Interprofessional Clinical Learning – Facilitating Faculty, 2014-Present

Honors and Awards

  • Honors
    • Named a “Great 100 Nurse” in Dallas-Fort Worth (2007)
    • Nominee for the Great 100 Nurses Celebration – DFW (2005-2006)
    • TWU Annual “Interdisciplinary Scholarship” Phi Kappa Phi honoree (1999), Texas Woman’s University, recognizing high scholastic achievement
    • Marquis’ Who’s Who in America (1997-present)
    • Who’s Who in Nursing (1997-present)
  • Awards
    • Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher-Scholar, HCNHS
    • College Nominee for Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher-Scholar (2014)
    • College nominee for Dean’s Research & Creative Activity Award (2006)
    • National “Leader of Leaders” in Nursing/Health Sciences nominee (1994),Midwestern State University, Rewarding excellence as an educator