Kathleen Elliott she/her
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
|2016||University of Massachusetts Dartmouth||DNP|
|2001||University of Massachusetts Dartmouth||Post-Masters NP|
|1995||University of Massachusetts Boston||Critical Care CNS|
|1990||Saint Josephs's College||BSN|
- Clinical Simulation Adult/Gero Primary Care
- Clinical Simulation ABS Program Adult- Medical Surgical
- Clinical Practice Partnership Service Learning/DNP Students/Gifford Wellness
Online and Continuing Education Courses
Expansion of knowledge of management of acute illness and acute exacerbation of chronic illness in the adult client through a precepted clinical placement. Students assess and manage commonly occurring acute problems and acute exacerbation of chronic illnesses to promote health, assess and reduce risk, and guide adults and older adults who are experiencing acute illness. The continuing development of advanced practice skills in patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning is emphasized. Student progression to an increasingly independent role as an Advanced Practice Nurse is required.
Build on knowledge of adult and older adult primary care management of short-term acute illness and acute exacerbation of chronic health problems. Students expand and extend their knowledge of increasingly complex diagnostic and patient management issues that the advance practice nurse addresses in clinical practice. Current standards of practice and advanced practice nursing interventions are used to promote health, assess and reduce risk, and guide adults who are experiencing acute illness or acute exacerbation of chronic illness.
Establish a foundation for assessment of adolescents, adults, and older adults in advanced nursing practice through didactic, laboratory modules, and practicum experiences. Students conduct comprehensive and focused histories, and physical and psychological assessments using skilled interviewing and advanced physical examination techniques. Differential diagnosis is based on assessment data. This course emphasizes normal variants based on gender, race, and age.
Building on prior knowledge of physical assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and other treatment modalities. Students expand and extend their knowledge of adult-gerontology primary care management of short-term acute illness and acute exacerbation of chronic health problems to maximize health. Current standards of practice and advanced practice nursing interventions are used to promote health, assess and reduce risk, and guide patients who are experiencing acute illness through the health care experience.
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- Mother's and substance use disorder
- Opioid Use Disorder and Stigma
- Gramling, K. & Elliott, K. (2023).
Caring Praxis: Responding to Persons with Opioid Use Disorder.
Journal of Human Caring
- Elliott, K. Chin, E., Gramling, K. & Sethares, K.
Changing Nurse Practitioner Students Attitudes and Beliefs about Caring for those with Opioid Use Disorder.
Journal of Addiction Nursing
Kathleen M. Elliott, DNP, ANP, BC, has served as faculty for the past 27 years. Additionally, she has practiced as an Adult Nurse Practitioner for 22 years in primary care, ED and urgent care and she has been an Adult Nurse Practitioner Clinical Coordinator for the past 16 years. Dr. Kathleen Elliott holds a BSN from Saint Joseph’s College, an MSN from the University of Massachusetts Boston, Post-Masters Adult NP from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She is a Service-Learning Fellow in 2016, which provided resources to implement a designated service-learning course that is currently a required clinical course for all nurse practitioners. This course is a doctoral clinical course for future practicing DNP students; the students in this course are required to provide community service to those suffering from opioid use disorder by providing routine physical exams. Dr. Elliott has piloted a SAMSA Grant that entitled Practitioner Education. This grant was developed by Yale and is an on-line course provided to UMassD College of Nursing and was an initiative in making education and training in substance use disorders a part of healthcare in all specialties. This grant allowed us full access to the course and certification. Dr Elliott has presented locally and nationally on Opioid Use Disorder. Her community involvement includes the Gifford Wellness Center in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Dr. Elliott has completed over 10 medical mission trips to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with Partners in Development.