Kathy Kilen, MA, RN, CNE

Clinical Associate Professor

Kathryn teaches courses such as Evidence-Based Practice, Nursing Process I Across the Lifespan, and Advance Nursing Practicum & Project.

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Education and Training

  • CNE, National League of Nursing
  • MA, University of Iowa Nursing
  • BA, Luther College Nursing
  • Certified Nursing Educator, NLN
  • American Heart Association BLS Instructor

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Hospice
  • Nursing Education

My role involves time working with nurses in practice. Currently, approximately 30% of our graduates serve as preceptors for senior students. It is so exciting to partner with students and our RN alumni to facilitate the capstone experience. I learn new ways of helping students transition to practice and receive feedback for curriculum revisions. Love of nursing is contagious!

Kathy, on what inspires her


  • Nurse's Christian Fellowship
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • National League of Nursing

More About Kathy

Courses Taught

Nursing Interventions II
Nursing Skills
Clinical Practice I & II
Nursing Management
Advanced Nursing Practicum
Advanced Capstone

Community Service

North Scott Educational Foundation
Nurses Christian Fellowship, Faculty Advisor

Work Experience

Home Care
Health Promotion
Critical Care

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