Kathleen B. Hirsch, RN, MSN
Kathleen B. Hirsch, RN, MSN

Kathleen B. Hirsch, RN, MSN

College of Nursing

Academic Appointments


  • Instructor

Teaching Activity

  • Medical Surgical and Long Term Care


Kat Hirsch MSN, RN joined the College of Nursing in the Fall of 2012 as an adjunct clinical nursing instructor. During that time she worked on a Medical Surgical floor at the VA Medical Center in Omaha NE. In 2012 she completed a Nursing Fellowship in Research studying under nursing theorist, Dr. Jean Watson.  With this fellowship, Kat became a certified Caritas Coach  In 2014 she left the bedside in order to devote more time to her passion - teaching.  In 2016 she joined the Creighton University College of Nursing as a full time faculty member. 

Publications and Presentations


  • Hanks, J., McCafferty, K., Banzhaf, S., Hirsch, K., Beiermann, T., Ball, S.,  Meeting the Needs of Pre-Licensure Nursing Students - The Intentional Integration of ATI Skills Modules and Real Life Scenarios into the Clinical Skills Lab.  Poster presentation at 2017 National Nurse Educator Summit, April 2-5, 2017, 2017

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Student nurse anxiety and self care methodologies

Current Research Projects

  • Nursing Fellowship in Research - Completed in 2012

    Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Excellence Characteristics of Staff Nurse Instructors in a Dedicated Education Unit Model - Currently under review with IRB.