Nicole Square

Core Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Nicole Decuir Square received her PhD in Nursing Education at the University of Northern Colorado in May 2012. She also holds a BSN from Southern University A&M College and an MSN from Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU), with nursing education as her specialty. Dr. Square joined Walden University in 2013 as a contributing faculty member for the School of Nursing. Her professional experience includes over 15 years of experience in nursing professional development where she specialized in the coordination of continuing education/in-services for nurses and other clinical personnel. She also has experience with program development, is certified in neonatal intensive care nursing and nursing professional development, and has served as a clinical and classroom instructor. She has a number of presentations and publications on nursing education and the use of technology in education. Currently, Dr. Square serves as a core faculty member for the MSN Program in the School of Nursing at Walden University.

On a personal note, Dr. Square is married and resides in the South. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Courses Taught

NURS 6301 - Advanced Pharmacology

NURS 6321 - Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation

NURS 6052 - Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice

NURS 6351 - Role of the Nurse Educator


PhD, University of Northern Colorado

MSN, Southeastern Louisiana University

BSN, Southern University A&M College

Awards / Honors

"50 for 50" Outstanding Nursing Alumni, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2014

Mentor of the Year, Louisiana State Nurses Association, 2007


Harper, M., Maloney, P., Hall, V., Urso, P., Square, N. (2018). Position Statement: Nursing Professional Development Content in the Graduate Nursing Curriculum.

Square, N. (2010). Modeling clinical applications in intensive care settings for nursing orientation. Advances in Neonatal Care


Harper, M., Maloney, P., Hall, V. P., Urso, P., Square, N. (2019). Advocating for NPD Content in Graduate Nursing Curricula. Walden University

Square, N. (2018). Clinical Competence and the Preceptor Role. Woman's Hospital

Square, N. (2013). High‑Fidelity Simulation and Nursing Practice. Association for Nursing Professional Development