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Anna Valdez

Senior Contributing Faculty
Anna Valdez

College of Nursing

Degree ProgramMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Anna Valdez, Ph.D., RN, CEN, CFRN, CNE, FAEN, FAADN
Dr. Anna Valdez is a registered nurse with over 25 years of experience in clinical practice and nursing education. Dr. Valdez has taught nursing at all levels in clinical, academic, and online environments. She has served as a professor and academic leader as an Associate Dean and Chair of Nursing. At Walden University, she teaches in the MSN in Nursing Education, DNP, and Ph.D. in Nursing programs. Dr. Valdez has served on numerous doctoral student dissertation committees. She is currently serving as a Postdoctoral Fellowship Mentor through the Center for Faculty Excellence at Walden University.

Dr. Valdez is passionate about public health, social and environmental justice, emergency nursing, student equity, academic progression in nursing, and evidence-based nursing education strategies. She is nationally certified in emergency nursing, flight nursing, and nursing education. Her current research interests focus primarily on emergency nursing, structural racism and health equity, and nursing education. Dr. Valdez has presented at several conferences and served on a variety of health-related advisory boards. Dr. Valdez has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and contributed as an author to two current emergency nursing books. In 2015, she was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing. In recognition of her commitment to academic progression in nursing, Dr. Valdez was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Associate Degree Nursing in November 2018.

Education

PhD, Capella University

MS, University of Phoenix

BS, University of Phoenix

Public Service

Journal of Emergency Nursing, Board Member

Emergency Nurses Association/ Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, Chair

Health Impact, Board Member

Health Workforce Initiative, Board Member

2nd Global Conference on Emergency Nurse and Trauma Care, Committee Member

Awards / Honors

Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing, ENA, 2015

Research Dissemination Award, Walden University, 2014

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2015

Publications

St Mars, T., Valdez, A. (2007). Adolescent dating violence: understanding what is "at risk?". Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2015). Are you covered? Safe practices for the use of personal protective equipment. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2014). Button battery injuries: primary and secondary prevention strategies. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2010). Expanding the focus: preventing our own injuries. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2015). First Do No Harm: Prevention Strategies for Influenza Season. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Samaha, D., Barnard, S., Valdez, A. (2015). Handle With Care: Preventing Abusive Head Trauma. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Sánchez, C., Valdez, A., Johnson, L. N. (2014). Hoop dancing to prevent and decrease burnout and compassion fatigue. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2017). Isolation and personal protective equipment.

Killian, M., Valdez, A. (2016). Medical Evaluation of the Behavioral Health Emergency Patient. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2010). Minimizing the risk for teen drivers. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2013). Pediatric injury prevention: are we there yet? Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2016). Playing It Safe: Injury Prevention for Self-Balancing Motorized Boards. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Perhats, C., Valdez, A., St Mars, T. (2008). Promoting safer medication use among older adults. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Ullrich, S., Valdez, A. (2017). Rocky Mountain High: Preventing Cannabis-Related Injuries. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2014). Rx for injury: adolescent prescription drug misuse. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2009). Saving lives the easy way: pediatric injury prevention strategies for emergency nurses. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2009). So much to learn, so little time: educational priorities for the future of emergency nursing. Advanced emergency nursing journal

Perhats, C., Valdez, A. (2008). Suicide prevention in the emergency department. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Jaynes, C. L., Valdez, A., Hamilton, M., Haugen, K., Henry, C., Jones, P., Werman, H. A., White, L. J. (2015). Survivors Perceptions of Recovery following Air Medical Transport Accidents. Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors

Valdez, A. (2008). Transitioning from novice to competent: what can we learn from the literature about graduate nurses in the emergency setting? Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2018). What Guides your Practice? Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

Valdez, A. (2007). Youth violence and injury prevention. Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association

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