Cristen Walker, MSN, CRNP

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Professor Walker received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and a master of science degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.  She is an ANCC certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 1996 with a background in nephrology and adult primary care.  Currently, she volunteers and practices as an FNP at the Edward Leahy Clinic for the Uninsured in Scranton as well as the Care and Concern Clinic in Pittston.  Professor Walker also has a longstanding background in critical care nursing and has received certifications as a Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse and a Certified Nephrology Nurse. 

Currently, Professor Walker teaches courses in the undergraduate program, including Pharmacology III and Health Assessment, and also serves as a medical-surgical clinical instructor for both junior and senior students.  She is a current member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, PA Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners of Northeast PA, and the Nursing Education Consortium of Northeast Pennsylvania.  Professor Walker is currently engaged in doctoral studies with a focus in nursing education.  Her research interests include innovative clinical teaching strategies.