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PhD, Univerity of Kentucky, 2015
MSN, University of Kentucky, 2003
BSN, University of Kentucky, 1978


Adult learners, educational research


Lee Anne  Walmsley, PhD, MSN, RN

Instructor, Coordinator of Second Degree BSN Option

Lee Anne Walmsley received her BSN from the University of Kentucky in 1978. She worked in a variety of medical surgical settings including a neonatal intensive care unit in Birmingham, England. This provided a wide variety of experience and after obtaining her MSN from UK in 2000, she began teaching as a clinical instructor and lecturer. She is currently the coordinator of the Second Degree Option in the undergraduate program and enjoys working with nontraditional students teaching fundamentals in the clinical setting. Walmsley is interested in adult learners and educational research. She is currently pursing doctoral work in Counseling Psychology in the College of Education.


Moe, K. , Brockopp, D. A., Walmsley, L. A., Davis, J. , Butler, K. M., Diebold, C. M., Maiti, S. R. (2009). A pilot project to evaluate the academic performance, abilities, and satisfaction of second-degree students. Nursing Education Perspective, 30 (4), 226-228.

Walmsley, L. A., Brockopp, D. A., Brockopp, G. W. (1992). The role of prior pain experience and expectations on postoperative pain in older adults. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 7 (1), 34-37.


Warden, S.K., Ghaelian, B., Walmsley, L.A., Raymer, S., McClure, J., Brockopp, D.A. (2010, April).  Passport to success for the international nursing student. Accepted but not presented at the International Nursing Conference: "Diversity and Dynamic in Nursing Science and Art", Phuket, Thailand.

Brockopp, D.A., Moe, K., Walmsley, L.A., Maiti, S. (2007, ).  Identity map for second degree nursing students: An evaluation. 18th International Nursing Research Congress, Vienna, Austria.

Warden, S.K., Ghaelian, B., Walmsley, L.A., Raymer, S., Brockopp, D.A. (2007, July).  Passport to success for the international nursing student. 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidenced-Based Practice, Vienna, Austria.

Brockopp, D.A., Walmsley, L.A., Moe, K., Davis, J. (2006, ).  Educating the educated. 17th International Nursing Research Congress, Montreal, Canada.

Brockopp, D.A., Walmsley, L.A., Wagner, K.D. (2005, ).  Evaluation of a second degree option. International Conference on Education in Nursing, Durham, United Kingdom.


University of Kentucky College of Nursing MedVet to BSN Option
Project Period: July/ 1/ 2014 - June/ 30/ 2017
Total Award: $627041.00
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration