Sharon Kumm, MN, RN, CNE

Program Director, RN-BSN & Partnership Programs
Clinical Associate Professor
Nursing Diploma, Research Hospital School of Nursing
MS, University of Washington, Seattle

Publications:ORCID 0000-0002-0302-488X


  • KU faculty since 1992
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Chapter
  • Peer reviewer for MedSurg Nursing, Nursing Education Perspectives, Western Journal of Nursing Research
  • Abstract Reviewer for Sigma Theta Tau International

Academic Program Affiliations

  • BSN
  • RN-BSN
  • KU Community College Nursing Partnership - concurrent curriculum

Current Areas of Teaching

  • NURS 320 Pathophysiology for the Practicing Nurse
  • NURS 352 Client Assessment for the Practicing Nurse
  • NURS 356 Using Technology and Informatics to Improve Patient Safety
  • NURS 416 Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 441 Nursing in an Evidence-Based Practice Setting
  • NURS 444 Using Technology to Enhance Client Safety
  • NURS 478 Integration Seminar

Select Publications

  • Laverentz, D. & Kumm, S. (2017). Concept Evaluation Using the PDSA Cycle for Continuous Quality Improvement. Nursing Education Perspectives. DOI: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000161
  • Kumm, S. & Laverentz, D. (2017). Concept-based curriculum evaluation: Five year view. Teaching & Learning in Nursing.
  • Kumm, S., Godfrey, N., Martin, D., Tucci, M., Muenks, M. & Spaeth, T. (2014). Baccalaureate Outcomes Met by Associate Degree Nursing Programs. Nurse Educator. 39(5), 216-220. PMID: 24978014
  • Kumm, S. &. Fletcher, K. A (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
  • Kumm, S., Tarnow, K., Shupe, S. & Hicks, V. (2006) Teaching students to promote positive patient change. Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 45(4), 143-144. PMID: 16629286

Select Presentations

  • Kumm, S. & Laverentz, D. (2017). Community of Colleagues: An Academic Progression Model. Poster presentation at NLN Summit, September 16, 2017
  • Kumm, S. & Johnson, R. (2014). A Model for Designing, Aligning, and Evaluating BSN Curricula: The Baccalaureate Big 5. Podium presentation at AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Kumm, S. and Tarnow, K., (2014). Webinar, Understanding the Basics of Concept-Based Learning, Wolters-Kluwer. Recorded October 7, 2014
  • Kumm, S. & Godfrey, N. (2013) Fostering Faculty Ownership of Curriculum Change. Professional Nurse Educator Group Conference, Kansas City, MO. Podium presentation at PNEG conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • Kumm, S. & Fletcher, K. A. (2013) Designing a sequence of clinical learning experiences that meet the Evidence Based Practice QSEN KSAs. Podium presentation at QSEN National Forum. Atlanta, GA.


  • 2014, $3500 clinical faculty grant from University of Kansas School of Nursing Office of Grants and Research to study student perceptions of teaching strategies - active learning, competency-based clinical, and concept-based learning.
  • 2012, $1,500 grant from Elsevier to study student and faculty response to implantation of the use of e-books

Awards & Honors

  • 2013, Daisy Faculty Award
  • 2008, Health Information Technology Scholar (HITS)
Last modified: Aug 22, 2017


Sharon Kumm, MN, RN, CNE
Program Director, RN-BSN & Partnership Programs
Clinical Associate Professor

P: (913) 588-3388