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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