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Stacy Wahl

Academic Coordinator

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree Program Ph.D. Education

Since 2008, Dr. Wahl has worked at Walden University in the PhD and EdD higher education, leadership, management, and policy specializations and served in the capacity of contributing faculty, full-time faculty, and presently, academic/research coordinator. She has facilitated over 40 doctoral mentees to the completion of their dissertation. Dr. Wahl has authored book chapters on critical thinking and decision making, published numerous articles, and presented at national conferences. She has served as a subject matter expert in the development of new courses and is also an RN with certification in critical care and professional development. Dr. Wahl is passionate about the pursuit of life-long learning and fostering the academic growth of her students. She has a proven record of success in facilitating her doctoral mentees to meet the milestones to degree completion and was presented with Walden's Faculty Excellence Award.


PhD, Capella University

Awards / Honors

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Nurse of Excellence, 2011

Nurse Hero Award Long Island Business News 6th , 2011


Wahl, S. E. (2018). Quiet time: A noise reduction initiative in a neurosurgical intensive care unit. Critical Care Nurse.

Wahl, S. E. (2017). Competency management (chapter 26) in P. Dickerson (ed.), Core curriculum for nursing professional development (5th ed). Chicago, IL.

Wahl, S. E. (2016). Contributing author to Harper, M.G. & Maloney, P. (Eds). Nursing professional development: Scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL.

Wahl, S. E., Latayan, M. (2011). Nursing education innovation: Using e-learning technology to meet learners' needs. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.

Wahl, S. E. (2013). Concept mapping in a critical care orientation program: A pilot study to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills in novice nurses. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44(10), 455-460.


Wahl, S. E. (2017). Podium Presentation for the Association for Nursing Professional Development’s Annual Convention titled, Collaborating to standardize a precepting program across a complex health system. ANPD National Conference.

Wahl, S. E. (2016). Poster presentation for North Shore University Hospital’s Research Conference titled, A nurse attending model of care to develop critical thinking and clinical decision making in a neuroscience intensive care unit: A pilot study. NSUH Research Conference.

Wahl, S. E. (2014). Using case scenarios to facilitate critical thinking skills. The Mayo Clinic as a Podium Presentation.

Wahl, S. E. (2015). Developing RN competency, critical thinking, and bridging the theory/practice gap using concept mapping exercises. Presented at the Annual Workshop of Nursing Educators at North Shore University Hospital. NSUH Education Workshop.

Wahl, S. E. (2013). You hired them but can you keep them. Professional Nurse Educator Group, National Convention.

Wahl, S. E. (2013). Concept Mapping: A Tool to Develop Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making in a Novice Nurse Critical Care Clinical Orientation Program (4 Hour Workshop). Association for Nursing Professional Development, National Convention.