Nicholas Zumwalt, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN

Nicholas Zumwalt, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Health Sciences
School of Nursing
918-631-2930 Oxley Health Sciences Facility Room 524

Education

PhD – University of Arizona MS – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center BSN – University of Tulsa BA – University of Tulsa

Bio

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. He presented on this topic at the 2016 Western Institute of Nursing, where he was also awarded the Ann M. Voda American Indian/Alaskan Native/First Nation Conference Award. Nicholas 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.

Publications

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.

Other

  • 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

  • Understanding Electrocardiography
  • Nursing Interventions III
  • Applied Science 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

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