Professional Bio

Education
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Regis University
  • Masters of Science, Neonatal Nursing, University of Colorado
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of South Carolina
  • Nurse in Washington Internship, National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Clinical Certifications and Expertise

Clinical Certifications
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse,- Colorado
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist - Colorado
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - National Certification Corporation
  • Lactation Educator – University of California
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program - Regional Trainer

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Liaison and Column Editor for American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) NeoReviews (2015-present)
  • National Certification Corporation (NCC) – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Exam Content Team member (2014- present)
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • Front Range Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Alpha Sigma Nu

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Perinatal Substance Abuse
  • Late Preterm Infants
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Education

Recent Publications

Wallman, C.M. (2013). Comparison of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Needle Thoracostomy Procedural Competency After Completion of an Online Module or Standard Textbook Review (Doctorate Capstone). Retrieved from Regis University Digital Repository. Number RUDNPCP00097.pdf. http://rudr.coalliance.org/fedora/repository/codr:3178

Wallman, C.M., (2014). Comparison of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Needle Thoracostomy Procedural Competency After Completion of an Online Module or Standard Textbook Review [Abstract]. Advances in Neonatal Care, 14, 226-227. Doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000069

Wallman, C. (2014, September 28). Marijuana, pregnancy and breastfeeding-when legal doesn't’ equal safe. The Coloradoan, Health U. p.1.

Recent Presentations

Podium:

Wallman, C. Legalization of Marijuana- Unintended consequences on our most vulnerable patients, National Association of Neonatal Nurses National Conference, Providence, RI, October 2017 (pending)

Wallman, C., Gustufson, R., Legalization of Marijuana- Unintended consequences on our most vulnerable patients. 29th Annual Rocky Mountain Inter-professional Research & Evidence Based Practice Symposium, Denver, Colorado, April 2017.

Wallman, C., Perinatal Substance Abuse, L. Joseph Butterfield Perinatal Conference, Fort Collins, Co. August, 2015

Wallman, C., Impact of the Legalization of Marijuana on the Community and the NICU, Children’s Hospital and Front Range Association of Neonatal Nurses Neonatal Advanced Practice Conference, Aurora, CO , June, 2015.

Wallman, C. Marijuana in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, Monfort Sunrise Clinic, Greeley CO. February 2015.

Wallman, C., Comparison of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Needle Thoracostomy Procedure Competency After Completion of an Online Module or Standard Textbook Review, National Association of Neonatal Nurses National Conference, Phoenix, AZ, September 2014.

Wallman, C., Implementation of a Perinatal Substance Abuse Program: A Collaborative Approach: Colorado Drug Endangered Children’s Conference, Vail, CO. September 2012.

Wallman, C., Doctorate of Nursing Practice: Neonatal Advanced Practice Conference, Children’s Hospital Colorado. Aurora, CO. June, 2012.

Wallman, C., Care of the Substance Exposed and Medically Fragile Infant: Department of Human Services, Fort Collins, CO, May 2012.

Wallman, C., Care of the Substance Exposed and Medically Fragile Infant: Department of Human Services, Fort Collins, CO, April 2012.

Poster Presentations:

Wallman, C., McCarney, L., Barrett, W., Operationalizing a Comprehensive Competency Curriculum in a Large Multi-site NNP Program. American Academy of Pediatrics, District VIII Conference, Denver, CO. June, 2014.

Wallman, C., McCarney, L., Barrett, W. Operationalizing a Comprehensive Competency Curriculum in a Large Multi-site NNP Program. Rocky Mountain Interprofessional Research Symposium, Denver, CO. April, 2014.

Wallman, C., McCarney, L., Barrett, W. Operationalizing a Comprehensive Competency Curriculum in a Large Multi-site NNP Program. National Association of Neonatal Nurses, National Conference, Nashville, TN, October 2014 (Clinical Abstract of Year Award)

Awards and Recognition

Awards

  • Outstanding Affiliate Faculty Award, Regis University, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, 2016
  • Nightingale Award, Colorado Nurses Foundation, 2015
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses,Research Abstract Award, Comparison of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Needle Thoracostomy Competency After Completion of an Online Module or Textbook Review, 2014
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses, Clinical Abstract Award – Operationalizing a Comprehensive Competency Curriculum in a Large Multi-site NNP Program, 2013

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Profession
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses liaison and column editor for American Academy of Pediatrics NeoReviews November 2015-present
  • National Certification Corporation, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Exam Content Team October 2014 - present
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses-Nominations Committee 2012-2014
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses-Director at Large, Re-elected to two year position as Director-at-Large for the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, September 2010-2012
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses-Director at Large, Elected to two year position as Director-at-Large for the National Association of Neonatal Nurses September 2008-present
  • National Association of Neonatal Nursing Award Selection Committee-Chairperson- 2007-2012
  • Optimizing Care and Long-term Outcome of Near-term Pregnancy and Near-term Newborn Infants, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development Workshop, July 2005, Washington, D.C. Invited participant
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Fetus and Newborn, Liaison 2003-2009- Representative for National Association of Neonatal Nurses and Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses to American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Fetus and Newborn- Only nurse in the United States and Canada to sit on this American Academy of Pediatrics Committee that reviews and publishes recommendations for best practice standards for the care of neonates
  • Chairperson, National Association of Neonatal Nurses Public Policy Committee 1998-2002
  • Member, National Association of Neonatal Nurses Public Policy Committee 1997- 1998