Curtina Kirkpatrick DNP, RN

Curtina Kirkpatrick received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Midway College and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University with a specialization in healthcare administration.  She received her DNP in nursing from Northern Kentucky University in 2019.  Her dissertation focused on hospital throughput challenges and the formation and implementation of a discharge lounge in an effort to expedite the patient discharge process.  Before becoming a faculty member in 2020, Kirkpatrick has held various clinical and administrative positions in the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  She has been a cardio-thoracic surgical staff nurse, a patient transfer facilitator, a hospital supervisor, and a hospital operations administrator within the capacity command center.  Her clinical expertise is in hospital administration and leadership.

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DNP, Northern Kentucky University, 2019
MSN, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2014
BSN, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2010
ADN, Midway University, 1998
BS, University of Kentucky, 1995


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