Kathleen Van Eerden, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health Professions; Associate Professor, Nursing/Leadership
Dr. Kathy Van Eerden has expertise in nursing practice and education. Practice focused on medical-surgical and community health nursing. Nursing education experience includes teaching in associate degree, bachelor's, and master's programs in nursing. She has previously been a Dean of Nursing, Dean of Health Sciences, and Associate Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences. Areas of expertise include student retention and support, teaching methods in nursing, and nursing curriculum and program evaluation. Dr. Van Eerden has written and received over three million dollars in grant funding and has previously been a grant reviewer for the Health Resources and Services Administration.