Faculty & Staff Profile

Faculty/Staff Profile

Katherine Kaiser, PhD, RN, PHCNS, BC

Contact Information
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330
tel: (402) 559-6576
E-Mail: kkaiser@unmc.edu

My nursing career began in acute care in a public hospital where I learned that there were many social and environmental factors that affected people's health. This led me to public and community health nursing (P/CHN) as a staff nurse for the Omaha Visiting Nurses Association, and eventually to a P/CHN advanced practice degree. During my years in nursing education, I have always practiced or held a practice agreement.  Currently most of my practice relates to quality improvement and evaluation of practice and education programs or interventions. Nursing is a wonderful career and I love blending practice and research scholarship my career even though it is challenging to do. I have also participated in several education innovation grants and in education scholarship.


  • Public and community health nursing for generalists (undergraduates) and specialists (graduate students)
  • Serve on doctoral committees
  • Health promotion and health systems courses
  • Inter Professional Service Learning in a Correctional Health Setting


  • Public & community health nursing education and competencies
  • Health services research for women and children
  • Health effects of life transitions for women and children


  • Public and community health faculty case manager with the Ambulatory Care Community Health Nursing Program (ACCHNP) 
  • Quality management and evaluation consultation for public health, nursing practice and education

Professional Service/Recognition

  • Leadership Award from the Public Health Nursing Association of Nebraska (PHAN) (group award)
  • Member of the Content Expert Panel for Public Health and Community Health Advanced Practice Nursing (CNS)
  • UNMC Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Kathyrn Sandahl Philp Faculty Award for Creativity and Innovation
  • Membership in American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Public Health Association of Nebraska, Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Pi At Large.