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 and Nursing Education Perspectives
  • Abstract Reviewer for Sigma Theta Tau International  and American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Academic Program Affiliations

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

Current Areas of Teaching

  • NURS 320     Pathophysiology for the Professional Nurse
  • NURS 333     Health and Illness: Foundations of Nursing Practicum
  • NURS 356     Using Technology and Informatics to Improve Patient Safety
  • NURS 416     Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 434     Using Technology to Enhance Client Safety
  • NURS 441     Nursing Research in an Evidence-Based Practice Setting
  • NURS 478     Integration Seminar

Select Publications 

  • 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
  • Kumm, S. & Winwright, S.  (2013)  Prostate Cancer: An update on Screening and Treatment. Med-Surg Matters!  22(1): 4-7.
  • Kumm, S., Hicks, V., Shupe. S, &  Hagemaster, J. (2002). You Can Help Your Patients Change. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. 21(2): 72-77.

Select Presentations

  • Kumm, S. & Johnson, R. (Nov. 21, 2014). A Model for Designing, Aligning, and Evaluating BSN Curricula: The Baccalaureate Big 5.  Podium presentation at AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, Baltimor,e MD.
  • Kumm, S. and Tarnow, K., (2014). Webinar, Understanding the Basics of Concept-Based Learning, Wolters-Kluwer. Recorded October 7, 2014
  • Tarnow, K., Guevel, J., & Kumm, S. (April 8-10, 2014). Implementing E-Books: Faculty and Student Responses. Poster Presentation at 14th Annual Nurse Educator Institute: Leading the Path for Change. Sponsored by North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education (NAPHE) Branson, MO
  • 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: Jan 30, 2017


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

P: (913) 588-3388