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

Kathleen B. Hirsch, RN, MSN

College of Nursing, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Bachelors


  • Instructor

Teaching Activity

  • Acute Medical Surgical I and Medical Surgical II
  • RSP Course and Freshman Advisor


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. WIth this appointment she teaches heavily in the clinical areas of Long Term Care, Acute Care Med surg and Ortho Trauma.   She is also teaches the RSP course and is a Freshman Advisor for students in the Nursing Program.  RSP

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 in process.