Faculty Spotlight

Kate York, MSN, RN, CNP

Kate (Kathie) York, PhD, MSN, RN, CNP, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the MHA Program. Dr. York is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and received her education at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. She has worked for various Healthcare Centers and Research Institutions and has recently conducted a Community Health research project in Tanzania.

Research Activities

York, K. J. – P.I.; The Community Health Workers’ Role in the Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin Program in the Morogoro Rural District of Tanzania, 2010-2011

Reigle, B. – P.I.; The Role of the Brain-Gut Axis in Breast Cancer and Depression; Research Assistant, 2009-2010

Berry, D. – P.I.; Depression in College Students – Does Religiosity Help? Research Assistant, 2007-2008

Reigle, B. – P.I.; Exercise Post Mastectomy for Breast Cancer; Research Assistant, 2007-2008

Mesh, C. L. – P.I.; Prospective Randomized Trial of Invasive Treatment of Lower Extremity Claudication: Open Surgery versus Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty; Study
Coordinator, 2001-2003

York, K. J. – P.I.; Stroke Prevention Patient Education: A Guide for Advanced Practice Nurses, Masters Capstone, 2000

Research Support

Beta Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Research Award for The Community Health Workers’ Role in the Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin Program in the Morogoro Rural District of Tanzania – $3982

Graduate Student Governance Association Research Award for The Community Health Workers’ Role in the Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin Program in the Morogoro Rural District of Tanzania- $500

Publications

York, K., Profitt, A., Alawadhi, F., Andreadis, M., Brydon-Miller, M. et al. (2011). Getting to know me: The potential of action research to promote ethical reflection. Teaching Ethics – Accepted for publication.

Berry, D. & York, K. (2011). Depression and Religiosity in College: A longitudinal survey of U.S students. Nursing and Health Sciences, 13(1), 76-83.

Presentations

Alawadhi, F. Andreadis, M., Brydon-miller, M. Doering, S., Hayes, D., Huang, Q., Hutchinson, A., Jellison, V., Jette, K., Mcginnis-Hemphill, K., Moncree-Moffett, K., Profitt, A., Smith, M., York, K., (2010, March). Pedagogical Demonstration: Using Photovoice and First-Person Action Research to Promote Ethical Reflection. 19th Annual Conference of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Public Health Nursing. Presented to students at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 25, 2010.

Community and Public Health Nursing. Presented to students at Xavier University’s College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 18, 2009.

Smoking Cessation: Our Role as Healthcare Providers. Presented to provider staff at The Healthcare Connection. Cincinnati, Ohio, March 1, 2006.

More Than Varicose Veins: Venous Disease Throughout the Lifespan. Presented to Cincinnati Chapter of Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses. Cincinnati, Ohio, April 20, 2005.

The Vascular Exam: Tips for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Presented at Nurse Practitioner Lecture Series, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 30, 2004.

The Vascular Patient: Carotid Endarterectomy. Presented at Bethesda North Hospital RN inservice, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 9, 2003.

The Vascular Patient: Femoral to Distal Bypass. Presented at Bethesda North Hospital RN inservice, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 12, 2002.

Honors and Awards

Sigma Theta Tau International

Graduate Assistantship

Graduate University Scholarship

Committees and Service

Director of Poverty Simulation at UC College of Nursing, Spring 2010 UC College of Nursing Research/Scholarly Activities Council Doctoral Student Representative, 2010

Reviewer for Rehabilitation Nursing, 2010 to present

Conference Planning Committee Chairperson, Society for Vascular Nursing, 2006-2008

Society for Vascular Nursing: Author of Advance Practice Corner in SVN-PRN (Quarterly Newsletter for the Society for Vascular Nursing), 2005 – 2007

Conference Planning Committee Member, Society for Vascular Nursing, 2004-2006

Professional Practice Committee Member, Society for Vascular Nursing, 2002-2003

Positions and Work Experience

10/2011 – Present Nurse Practitioner – The Healthcare Connection – Wellness Center Glenway; Cincinnati, Ohio

10/2010 – Present Freelance Editor – various clients

07/2005 – 09/2010 Nurse Practitioner – The Healthcare Connection at Mt. Healthy – Mt. Health Family Practice Center; Cincinnati, Ohio

11/2009 – 07/2010 Research Assistant – Beverly Reigle, PhD; University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

09/2008 – 06/2009 Graduate Assistant – University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

06/2008 – 09/2008 Adjunct Faculty – University of Cincinnati College of Nursing: Community Health Nursing

09/2007 – 06/2008 Graduate Assistant – University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

03/2003 – 05/2005 Nurse Practitioner – Vascular Division; Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Inc.; Cincinnati, Ohio

12/2001 – 02/2003 Research Coordinator – Hatton Research Institute, TriHealth, Cincinnati, Ohio

08/1999 – 12/2001 Staff RN – Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

03/2001 – 12/2001 Research Assistant – Charles L. Mesh, MD – Vascular Surgeon; Cincinnati, Ohio

Education

Institution: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio PhD 2011 Nursing

Institution: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio MSN 2000 Family Nurse Practitioner

Institution: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio BS 1999 Nursing

Institution: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio BA 1987 Communication Arts

Board Certifications and Licenses

State of Ohio FNP

State of Ohio CNP

State of Ohio RN