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

Kathleen B. Hirsch, RN, MSN

Instructor
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus

Expertise/Specializations

  • Med-Surg; Geriatrics

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Nursing - Bachelors

Position

  • Instructor

Teaching Activity

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

Biography

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. 
 
 

Publications and Presentations

General

  • Marilee Aufdenkamp MS, RN, Cindy Selig DNP, APRN, RNC-OB, Kathleen Hirsch MSN, RN, Christine Young MSN, RN Nursing Students' Perceptions: Staff Nurse Instructors Characteristics in a Dedicated Education Unit, Journal of Nursing Education, 0000

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,  geriatric polypharmacy, Integrative health and healing

Current Research Projects

  • Nursing Fellowship in Research - Completed in 2012

    Presentation – 2016  (Poster) “Meeting the Needs of Pre- Licensure Nursing Students – The Intentional Integration of ATI Skills Modules and Real Life Scenarios into the Clinical Skills Labs”.  
     
    Nursing Students; Perceptions; Staff Nurse Instructors Characteristics in a Dedicated Education Unit
    Accepted for publication by Journal of Nursing Education (2020)
     
    Educating Nursing Students Virtually: Clinical during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Submitted for publication – awaiting response
     
    Currently involved in Nursing Resiliency research project and course development.