Katherine C. Walker

BSN, MSN

Mentors Offering Maternal Support (M-O-M-S) Research Program Director

Office: Nursing Building #223
E-mail: kcwalker@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 841-7258

  • Educational Degrees

    BSN/MSN
  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    I have been a Registered Nurse since 2000. My specialty is in Emergency Nursing and Research. I have worked as part-time faculty at The University of Incarnate Word School of Nursing teaching the undergraduate Basic Health Assessment Lab course.
  • Courses Taught

    Basic Health Assessment Lab
  • Research Interests

    Currently, I am the Program Manager/Research Coordinator for the Mentors Offering Maternal Support (M-O-M-S) study, a military funded study on psychosocial adaptation to pregnancy among active duty women and military wives'. This research is a collaboration between the U.S. Military and UIW School of Nursing.
  • Recent Intellectual Contributions

    Publications

    1. Weis, K., Lederman, R., Walker, K., and Chan, W. (2017). Mentors offering maternal support reduces prenatal, pregnancy-specific anxiety in a sample of military women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 46(5), 669-685.
    2. Weis, K., Lederman, R., Walker, K., and Chan, W. (2017). Longitudinal evaluation of a prenatal mentoring program for decreasing maternal anxiety in a military sample. (panel session, 28th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau, Dublin, Ireland, Jul 27-31, 2017).
    3. Weis, K., Lederman, R., Walker, K., Paden, R., and Chan, W. (2017). "Predictors of increased prenatal maternal anxiety, self-esteem and resilience in a sample of military women". (symposium, 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), San Diego, CA 29 Mar-1 Apr, 2017).
    4. Weis, K., Lederman, R., Walker, K., Valentin, M. and Chan, W. (2016).Mentors offering maternal support (M-O-M-STM): Findings from a randomized control trial of program effectiveness. (podium presentation, 9thAnnual UIW Research Week, San Antonio, TX, Feb 22-26, 2016).
  • Professional Memberships

    ENA
  • Awards and Accomplishments

    • Biltmore Who’s Who Among Healthcare Professionals
    • Magna Cum Laude – BSN
  • Licenses and Certifications

    • Licensed Registered Nurse - Texas and California
    • CPR/AED Health Care Provider Certified
    • Trauma Nurse Core Course Certified (TNCC)
    • Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course Certified (ENPC)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certified (PALS)
    • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certified (NVCI)
    • FEMA Disaster Management - Course Completion
  • More Info

    I am a licensed Texas Realtor, parishioner at Santo Nino Catholic Church, a proud wife and mother of 2 daughters.