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Katherine A. Fletcher, Ph.D., RN

Clinical Professor
Ph.D., KU School of Nursing
MSN, KU School of Nursing
BSN, University of Nebraska


  • KU faculty since 1982
  • Board Member, Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Chapter

Academic Program Affiliations

  • BSN
  • RN-BSN

Current Areas of Teaching

  • Nurs 338, Nursing Across the Lifespan
  • Nurs 474, Nursing with Diverse Populations
  • Nurs 333, Foundations of Nursing Practicum
  • Nurs 477, Capstone Practicum

Select Publications 

  • Fletcher, K., (2015).  Contributing author to Giddens, J. F. (2015).  Concepts for Nursing Practice.  Wrote concept chapter entitled "Fatigue".
  • Kumm, S., & Fletcher, K., (2012).  From daunting task to new beginnings:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum Revision Using the New Essentials.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 28(2): 82-89. PMID: 22459137
  • Silvestri, L. (2011).  Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination.  Contributing author published by Elsevier.

Select Presentations

  • Fletcher, K. A.  (November 18, 2011). "Winning the Game:  Using the "the Playbook" to Integrate QSEN competencies and BSN Essentials in Program-Wide Clinical Practice."  AACN 2011 Baccalaureate Education Conference.
  • Fletcher, K.A.  (May 2013). "Conceptual Teaching-putting the jigsaw puzzle together. Invited presentation to the Indiana University School of Nursing.
  • Fletcher, K. A.  (October, 2013). "Fostering Concept-Based Learning:  Getting Started." 40th National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. Kansas City, MO.
  • Fletcher, K. A. (August, 2014). "What's the big buzz about "Flipped Classrooms"?  Invited presentation for state wide nursing faculty sponsored by Baker University and Stormont Vail Health Center.
  • Fletcher, K. A. & Buchanan, L. (October 15 & 22, 2014) Webinars sponsored by WK Health "Concept-Based Learning:  How to Build Your Curriculum" and "Concept-Based Learning:  Selecting Concepts and Exemplars"

Awards & Honors

  • 2012, Received Daisy Faculty Award for Undergraduate Teaching to honor exceptional impact on students and inspirational influence on their future.
  • 1989, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, Received Jayhawker RN lecture Award - an award presented by the senior nursing students for the outstanding nursing instructor.
  • 2002, Received Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching.
  • 1999, Received the Phyllis Keeney Lawrence Excellence in Teaching Award. Nominated and supported by faculty and students.
Last modified: Oct 09, 2018


Katherine A. Fletcher, Ph.D., RN
Clinical Professor

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