Dean of Health Occupations and Nursing, Mountain View College
Katrina Walker has served as Mountain View’s dean of Nursing since July 2013. She was formerly Director of Nursing at Bauder College in Atlanta, Ga., and an assistant professor at Chamberlain College School of Nursing in Atlanta.
She holds a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Phoenix; a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Troy University in Phenix City, Ala.; and an Associate Degree in Nursing from North Arkansas College in Batesville, Ark. She is working on a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Capella University.
Professional experience includes educating bachelor of nursing students in clinical, classroom and online settings at Chamberlain College of Nursing. As director of nursing at Bauder College in Atlanta, she successfully developed, implemented and launched new associate degree and practical nursing programs. She also served as instructor and, later, nursing department chair at Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, where she was instrumental in assisting with the development of a faculty mentoring program.
Her diverse clinical experience includes serving as clinical coordinator of the mother/baby unit and staff nurse in the ICU and telemetry departments at Dekalb Medical Center in Lithonia, Ga. Previous administrative and clinical positions include serving as a nurse manager, utilization review coordinator, public health nurse coordinator and registered nurse in ICU, labor/delivery, nursery, pediatrics and medical-surgical divisions in health care facilities in Arkansas and Georgia. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and is a Basic Life Support instructor.
Her teaching experience includes classroom, clinicals and online teaching for BSN, ADN and LPN nursing students. She taught courses in medical surgical nursing, women’s health, nursing fundamentals, pharmacology, nursing leadership, informatics, geriatrics, medical assisting and certified nursing assistant. Throughout her professional experience, she educated and mentored high school students interested in becoming nurses.
She is a member of the Georgia Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Georgia Association of Nurse Educators, Transcultural Nursing Society, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.