Kathryn Patterson

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Clinical Assistant Professor

Academic Interests

  • Research in Alzheimer’s Dementia
  • Geriatrics
  • Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse
  • Innovative teaching strategies for graduate nurse practitioner students

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • Publications include Trauma Research, specifically “Utilization of FRBC’s and Incidence of ARDS”
  • Non-operative treatment versus operative treatment in Aortic Tears

Previous Experience

  • Nurse since 1984, background specialty in critical care trauma
  • Hospital administration, accreditation/certification, quality improvement, infectious disease and internal hospital medicine


St. Louis, MO


  • Yoga
  • Reading
  • Exercise
  • Spending time with family and friends

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Complete my DNP
  • Pursue research in Chronic Pain Management
  • Alzheimer’s Dementia
  • Improvements in clinical teaching of Nurse Practitioners

Life Outside of the University

  • Married, 3 children who are all grown
  • Work clinically as a NP for Mercy with Hospitalist Group


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