Nursing Department Faculty


Catherine M. Walsh, Ph.D., RN

Office: Devilbiss Hall Office 207
Telephone: 410-548-4785
Fax: 410-548-3313

Positions Held

  • Professor of Nursing Salisbury University 1988-2012
  • Associate Chair 1996-2003
  • Professor of Practice 2012-

Honors, Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Eta Chapter
  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Maryland Chapter
  • Kappa Delta Phi, Iota Upsilon Chapter

Institutions Attended

  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.S. Salisbury State University
  • B.S. Salisbury State College
  • B.A. Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Dissertation: Critical Thinking Disposition of University Students in Practice Disciplines (Nursing, Education, and Business) and Non-Practice Disciplines (English, History, and Psychology): An Exploratory Study

Recent Articles

Hinderer, K.A., DiBartolo, M.C., Walsh, C.M. (2014). Examination of the A2 Admissions Test as a valid and reliable   measure for undergraduate nursing admission. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(5), 436-442. 

DiBartolo, M.C. & Walsh, C.M. (2010). Desperate times call for desperate measures: Where are we in addressing academic dishonesty? [Guest Editorial]. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(1), 543-544.

Walsh, C.M., Seldomridge, L.A., & Badros, K.K. (2008). Developing a practical evaluation tool. Nurse Educator .

Walsh, C. M., Seldomridge, L. A., & Badros, K. K. (2007). California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory: Further factor analytic examination.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104, 141-151.

Walsh, C. M., & Seldomridge, L. A. (July-Aug 2006). Measuring Critical Thinking: One step forward, one step back. Nurse Educator, 31(4), 159-162.

Walsh, C. M., & Seldomridge, L. A. (June 2006). Critical thinking: Back to square two. Journal of Nursing Education, 45(6), 212-219.

Seldomridge, L. A., & Walsh, C. M. (May-June 2006). Measuring critical thinking in graduate nursing education: What do we know? Nurse Educator, 31(3), 132-137.

Seldomridge, L. A., & Walsh, C. M. (April 2006). Evaluating student performance in undergraduate precepted clinicals. Journal of Nursing Education 45(4), 169-176.

Badros, K. K., Seldomridge, L. A., & Walsh C. M. (July/August 2005). Issues in Critical Thinking Measurement of Advanced Practice Students, Nurse Educator, 30(4), 139-140.