Consistent with revised CDC guidance, vaccinated individuals are recommended to wear a mask when in public indoor spaces where COVID-19 virus transmission is considered substantial or high. Oklahoma County is currently listed as an area of high transmission by the CDC. The CDC further recommends that unvaccinated individuals continue to wear a mask when around others indoors, regardless of their area’s rate of transmission.
Kathlynn Smith, D.
Kathlynn Smith, DNP, RN is an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing. She has been teaching at UCO since 2013. Her experience as a RN prior to UCO is in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
NURS 1221 Introduction to Nursing
NURS 3333 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
NURS 4324 Care of Vulnerable Individuals
NURS 4146 Professional Leadership and Management
Education and Certifications
DNP in Organizational Leadership- Graceland University, 2019
- DNP Project: Impact of a Diabetic Empowerment Program on Hemoglobin A1C and Diabetic Empowerment
MSN in Nursing Education- Oklahoma Baptist University, 2012
- MSN Project: The Effect of Empowerment on Burnout in Staff Nurses
BS, Nursing- University of Central Oklahoma, 2006
2013-present: University of Central Oklahoma, Department of Nursing Faculty
2011-2013: Veteran's Affairs Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK.
- VA Nursing Academy Nurse Educator
2008-2011: University of Central Oklahoma, Department of Nursing Adjunct Faculty
2006-2011: Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, RN
Honors and Awards
2019- March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Nominee, Education Category
2019- Presented DNP Project to the President and the Vice President of Academic Affairs of Graceland University
2019- Teacher-Scholar for 21st Century Pedagogy Institute, University of Central Oklahoma
2018- March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Finalist, Education Category
2018- Most Distinguished Teacher Scholar for 21st Century Pedagogy Institute, University of Central Oklahoma
2018- Special Recognition of the Embodied Brain Faculty Learning Community from the 21st Century Pedagogy Institute, University of Central Oklahoma
2017- Distinguished Teacher Scholar for 21st Century Pedagogy Institute, University of Central Oklahoma
2017- First Place for Masonic Endowment for Transformative Learning Award, University of Central Oklahoma
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