Kathleen Kleefisch


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College of Nursing

Cheryl Anema

Kathleen Kleefisch, DNP, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
CLO 303
219-989-2832

Email: kleefisc@purduecal.edu

Education:

DNP 2011 Valparaiso University 2009-2011
Post Master’s Certificate 2008 Valparaiso University 2007-2008
Family Nurse Practitioner – M.S.N. 2007 Valparaiso University 2004-2007
B.S.N. 2006 Valparaiso University 2004-2006
Diploma 1978 St. Mary of Nazareth 1976-1978

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice,
  • Research Associate
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and
  • Neonatal Nurses
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Society of Nurses in Advance Practice
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
  • Mu Omega Chapter Treasurer

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Nurse Credentialing Center
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • State of Indiana Registered Nurse License
  • State of Indiana APN Prescriptive Authority
  • State of Indiana CSR Prescriptive Authority
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor

Honors

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society – Mu Omega Chapter

Scholarship/Research Interests

Current scholarship/research:

  • Clinical Fellows: An evidence-based practice class and implementation project in Maternity Nursing
  • Introducing a software tracking program into the Family Nurse Practitioner Program,
  • Student resilience in a college setting
  • Measuring outcomes of new practitioners based on past work experiences

Previous scholarship/research:

  • Transitioning to Family Centered Maternity Care from Traditional Maternity Care, an evidence based practice project

Teaching Interests/Courses Taught

  • Women’s Health in undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Directing and developing new programs for the Family Nurse Practitioner program
  • Simulation in advance practice nursing