Kathleen Burke

Senior Fellow

Kathleen Burke, PhD, RN

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Penn Nursing

Kathleen G. Burke, PhD, RN is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Penn Nursing and an Administrative Consultant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development (JNPD).

Previously, she served as Corporate Director, Nursing Professional Development and Innovation for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and held appointments as Assistant Practice Professor, Advanced Senior Lecturer, Program Director, Nursing Administration and Health Leadership graduate nursing programs and Director, Center for Professional Development, Penn Nursing. She developed and co-directed an interprofessional quality improvement in health care graduate course and is a consultant for the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative.

She received her MSN from Widener University as a Clinical Specialist in Burns, Emergency, and Trauma Nursing, and a PhD from Penn Nursing. She is certified by the American Organization of Nurse Leaders in Executive Leadership (CENP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in Nursing Professional Development (NPD-BC). She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and elected board member of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) where she holds the position of Vice Chair of the executive committee and Chair of the Nurse Residency Accreditation Committee.

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