Dr. Kathryn A. Patterson


School of Nursing

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
School of Nursing
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • DNP, 2017, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
  • MS, Nursing, 2007, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
  • BS, Nursing, 1997, Drury University, Springfield, Missouri
  • Diploma, Nursing, 1984, Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri


  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Applications of Pathophysiology
  • Technology for Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Systems
  • Leadership Roles in Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Courses I, II, & III
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practicum

Research and professional interests

  • Academic Partnerships: Presentation & Panel Discussion. Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders Annual Meeting, Columbia, MO
  • Major Depressive Disorder: Treatment Resistant Depression and Augmentation of Other Medication Classes. 
  • High fidelity clinical simulation: integration of high-fidelity clinical simulation as a performance-based method to measure student family nurse practitioner clinical competency. Advanced Practice Nurse Organization Annual Conference, Branson, MO

Other interests

  • Alzheimer's research
  • Infectious disease issues
  • Public health
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Cardiovascular care
  • Mental health

Awards and honors

  • Nursing Academic Honors, 2017
  • Outstanding DNP Project Award, 2017