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Kathleen Bernice Hirsch, RN, MSN


Kathleen Hirsch


Faculty - Nursing
College of Nursing
PHX - Phoenix Health Sciences

Kathleen Bernice Hirsch, RN, MSN


Kat Hirsch MSN, RN joined the College of Nursing in the Fall of 2012 as an Special clinical nursing instructor. During that time she worked on a Medical Surgical floor at the VA Medical Center in Omaha NE. In 2012 she completed a Nursing Fellowship in Research studying under nursing theorist, Dr. Jean Watson.  With this fellowship, Kat became a certified Caritas Coach  In 2014 she left the bedside in order to devote more time to her passion - teaching.  In 2016 she joined the Creighton University College of Nursing in Omaha as a full time faculty member. WIth this appointment she teaches heavily in the clinical areas of Long Term Care, Acute Care Med surg and Ortho Trauma.  In January 2022, she transferred to the Phoenix campus where she teaches in the ABSN program in Acute Care Med surg courese as well as Populations and Health Assessment.   

Teaching Interests

  • Med-Surg; Geriatrics

Research Focus

Student nurse anxiety and self care methodologies,  geriatric polypharmacy, Integrative health and healing




  • Journal of Nursing Education
    Jacque Williams MSN, RN, Marilee Aufdenkamp MS, RN, Cindy Selig DNP, APRN, RNC-OB, Kathleen Hirsch MSN, RN, Christine Young MSN, RN Nursing Students' Perceptions: Staff Nurse Instructors Characteristics in a Dedicated Education Unit -0001


  • Hanks, J., McCafferty, K., Banzhaf, S., Hirsch, K., Beiermann, T., Ball, S.,  Meeting the Needs of Pre-Licensure Nursing Students - The Intentional Integration of ATI Skills Modules and Real Life Scenarios into the Clinical Skills Lab.  Poster presentation at 2017 National Nurse Educator Summit, April 2-5, 2017 2017