University of Nebraska Medical Center

Lisa Walters, MSHSM, RN, FACHE

Clinical Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Lisa Walters, MSHSM, RN, FACHE

Lisa A. Ulrich Walters is an RN with a Master of Science in Health Service Management.  She began her career in psychiatric nursing, then served as an Associate Director of Nursing before becoming a Hospital Administrator for seven years.  She then spent most of her career in healthcare administration as Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer in acute care hospitals. She has served as a consultant to hospitals and assisted with accreditation compliance, quality improvement, and finances.  She joined UNMC College of Nursing Northern Division in 2016.  This has been a new endeavor and an exciting change.  Her teaching responsibilities include Policy and Issues in Healthcare, Population Health, Leadership in Professional Practice, and Transition to Professional Practice.  Her passion is policy and she wants nursing students to understand that all aspects of healthcare involve policy such as their state Nursing Practice Act, licensure, health financing, and regulations. Nurses need to be informed and involved in the policy process and advocate for their communities and patients. She has been instrumental in the Inter-Professional Educational design and implementation for UNMC nursing and Wayne State College students.  In class, she enjoys activities that introduce students to real-world situations.  She is passionate about assisting students with social determinants of education who require unique support. She served as the Chair of the Nebraska Center for Nursing Board from 2014-2022.  In that role, she enlisted the support of the UNMC College of Nursing to collaborate with the Center and other health entities to obtain an HRSA grant to support Nebraska nurses and UNMC nursing students in wellness and resiliency post-pandemic.  She is also a Principal Investigator with a CDC/DHHS grant the School Health Nurse Scholars Program. She is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Education in Public Health/Policy. She enjoys cooking, reading, and especially her Grandchildren!

  • 1991, BSN, Clarkson College
  • 1995, MS, Clarkson College
Research Interests
  • Social Determinants of Learning/Education
  • Nursing workforce culture
Grant Support
  • December 2022-May 2024 Title: School-Based Health Support Pilot Program, Award Amount: $915,163, Role: Walters, L./Wells. W. (P.D.)
  • Connelly, L., Burbach, B., Kennedy, C., & Walters, L. (2017). Escape Room Event: Description and Lessons Learned. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(3), 184-187. doi:10.3928/01484834-20180221-12
  • Nebraska Center for Nursing 2014-2022
  • Project Director for Northeast Nebraska Behavioral Health Network grant project 2020-2021
  • Emergency Preparedness Specialist consultant for Midtown Health Clinic (FQHC) 2017-Current