Nicholas Zumwalt - Faculty & Adjuncts

Nicholas Zumwalt, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNP-BC

Nicholas Zumwalt, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
College of Health Sciences
918-631-2930 Oxley Health Sciences Facility Room 524


PhD – University of Arizona Post-Masters Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner – OUHSC MS – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center BSN – University of Tulsa BA – University of Tulsa


Dr. Nicholas Zumwalt joined the faculty of nursing at his alma mater in 2015. His research interests are in symptom management and meaning, particularly symptoms of suffering in non-verbal children with neuro-developmental disorders. Dr. Zumwalt hopes to strengthen the understanding of suffering and the family dynamic of care in non-verbal patients in order to better identify and treat suffering through a framework of palliative care.

Research Interests

Symptoms of suffering in non-verbal pediatric patients with neuro-developmental disorders. Integrating palliative care access in the emergency department setting.

Teaching Interests

Cardiovascular, renal system, shock, trauma, burn, pediatric, and palliative nursing care.


Journal Articles

  • Zumwalt , N. Parent Knowledge of Suffering in their Non-Verbal Children with Special Needs.

Book Reviews

  • Zumwalt, N. (2017). Genitourinary, Gynecology, and Obstetrical Emergencies. Pass CEN! Mosby.

  • Zumwalt, N. (2017). Neurological Emergencies. Pass CEN! Mosby.

  • Zumwalt, N. (2017). Orthopedic and Wound Emergencies. Pass CEN! Mosby.

  • Zumwalt, N. (2017). Psychosocial Emergencies. Pass CEN! Mosby.

  • Zumwalt, N. (2017). Transport Emergencies. Pass CEN! Mosby.


  • Brown, L., Arthur, A.O., Lynch, B., Gray, W., Zumwalt, N., Goodloe, J., Dixon, J., Thomas, S.H. (2012). Impact of short staffing and emergency department left without being seen. [Abstract]. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 60, S97.

Courses Taught

  • Nursing Science V
  • Nursing Interventions V
  • Nursing Science I
  • Nursing Science III
  • Understanding Electrocardiography
  • Applied Science I
  • Applied Science III
  • Introduction to Applied Health Care Research
  • Nursing Interventions IV
  • Nursing Science IV
  • Applied Science II
  • Applied Science IV
  • Nursing Interventions III

Professional Affiliations

  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • Western Institute of Nursing
  • Oklahoma Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • National League for Nursing
  • American Nurses Association
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

Awards & Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award–Nominated
  • Teaching Excellence Award
  • Psi Chi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Ann M. Voda American Indian/Alaskan Native/First Nation Conference Award
  • Most Valuable Professor