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  Patricia Walter

Patricia Walter

Assistant Professor

Science Center Room 1147
phone: 616-395-7535


Master of Social Work: Western Michigan University
Graduated April 1991 magna cum laude

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Grand Valley State University
Graduated August 1985 summa cum laude

Blodgett Memorial Medical Center School of Nursing
RN Nursing Diploma May 1980


Psychiatric Nursing
Certified School Social Worker
Learning Disabilities in children and adults
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders in children and adults
Special Education Law and Requirements
Individual Educational and 504 Plans

Professional Experience:

Hope College Nursing Department - Fall 2006-present
Lead Psychiatric Nurse on psychiatric in-patient unit at Pine Rest Christian Hospital - Summer 2004-Dec. 2006
School Social Worker Grandville Public Schools - Fall 1990-Summer of 2004
Psychiatric Nurse on psychiatric unit at Pine Rest Chr. Hosp. - Fall 1980-Summer 1989

Additional Training/Experience:

Certified School Social Worker
Certified for Crisis Team Basic Training (November, 2001)
Speaker at Family Forum on Drugs and Alcohol (November 16, 2001)
Served on General Safety Committee for Kent Educational Center (1997-1999)
Safety Officer of Grandville Critical Incident Team (1991-2002)
Developed and facilitated Parenting Seminars (elementary - teen) (1990 -2004)
Developed and initiated school wide anti-bullying program at Grand View Elementary School (700 students) (2002-2004)


1980 - Graduated with clinical and classroom honors from Blodgett
1985 - Named Outstanding Nursing Student of graduating class
1985 - Elected to membership into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society