The UCO campus is closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July. Operations will resume Monday, July 6.
Campus buildings reopened to the public effective July 1. Services are available virtually or by appointment only. Visitors should reach out to individual departments regarding appointments. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. To learn more about current operations, view the university's summer reopening plan.
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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