Colleen Walters

Assistant Professor

Colleen Walters

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Family Medicine

The Graduate School


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


  • DNP, Nursing Augusta State University, 2017

  • MSN, Nursing Clayton College & State Univer, 2014

  • BSN, Nursing Clayton College & State Univer, 2012


  • Certified Nurse Educator National League for Nursing, 2015

  • Family Nurse Practitioner American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2017

  • BLS AHA, 2020

  • Registered Nurse State of Georgia, 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 7460

    Diag and Clinical Reas Adv Pra
  • NURS 9051

    DNP Project Inquiry & Change
  • NURS 8317

    FNP III: Health Promotion
  • NURS 3801

    Health Assessment Across Life
  • NURS 7985

    Independent Study - DNP
  • NURS 7470

    Adv Health Assessment
  • NURS 3805

    Adult Health Nursing I
  • NURS 8312

    FNP Practice I: DNP Program
  • NURS 9050

    Strategies for Eff Prac Change

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate and graduate course in nursing


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
  • 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
  • Martha Ellen Stilwell High School 2017 - 2018

    Role: Guest Speaker