Shirley Valek Wilson MSN, RN

Associate Professor
Office: HSB 308
Phone: 786-4591


I’ve been a practicing Registered Nurse for over 30 years, with experience in Pediatrics, Oncology, Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Hospice and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. In addition I have been in private practice treating children and families impacted with mental health disruptions. My work with children and families capitalized on the use of play, sand-play and art as therapeutic interventions. My experience with and interest in end of life issues has led me to become an active volunteer for Hospice of Anchorage.

As a life-long student and a fan of education it was a natural progression to engage in the teaching and learning process. In the role of Professor of Nursing, it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to give back to my profession by facilitating the growth and development of student nurses.


Master of Science, Nursing, with specialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

Master of Science, Biology

ANCC Board Certification, Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner