Pamela Wall, Ph.D., PMHNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Nursing, Rush University with a Post Master’s Certificate as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and from the University of Pennsylvania with a PhD.
Dr. Wall is a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy Nurse corps where she served in multiple different nursing roles to include inpatient and outpatient units and deployed and humanitarian missions. She was the first female nurse to be appointed as the Division Psychiatrist at 2nd Marine Division and worked as an advisor for mental health to the Commanding General of 2nd Marine Division and to the Chief Nursing Officer and Surgeon General of the Navy.
Dr Wall has experience in academia as the progenitor and director of two psychiatric nursing programs at Duke School of Nursing and Uniformed Services University; the first went to the #1 online program within two years. She was also the academic director and partner for the Psychiatric Nurse Residency program at the Durham VA Medical Center. Most recently, she joined the post graduate PMHNP program at University of New Hampshire as an Associate Professor.
She was the Chief of In Service and an International Health Coordinator at the United States Peace Corps. There she served as the only psychiatric provider in the Peace Corps and developed expertise in the mental health care management of Peace corps Volunteers worldwide. Most recently, the team of nurse practitioners under her leadership, were instrumental in the recent evacuation of over 7000 volunteers during the COVID crisis, ensuring seamless transitions of their medical care after service. Answering the call of the overwhelming need for mental health services, Dr. Wall has gone back to her roots and is working part time in a private neuropsychiatric practice in Virginia.
She is a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Her research and publications are focused on PTSD, TBI, sleep, simulation, and implicit bias in academic settings. Her clinical expertise is in treating adults with anxiety, PTSD, sexual assault, and depression. Dr Wall is Jonas Scholar from the 2010 cohort, a recent Alumni Council Member, and the Alumni representative to the Jonas Nursing and Veterans Health Care Board.