Katherine M. Paquette, M.S., R.N., ACNS, BC
Assistant Clinical Professor - College of Nursing
My professional background includes many years spent in caring for patients in critical/acute care as a clinician, nurse educator, faculty member and clinical nurse specialist. I currently teach in the senior Medical/Surgical Nursing Practicum where we have piloted an innovative clinical education model called the dedicated education unit. Students are partnered with staff nurses and collaborate on the care of a group of patients. Student feedback has been very positive and they feel better prepared to handle their professional nursing responsibilities when they graduate. I also teach in the senior Leadership course, where students have an opportunity to work with expert clinicians and nurse executives to develop as future leaders in nursing.
Ph.D. candidate, University of Rhode Island
M.S., Russell Sage College
B.S.N., State University of New York at Albany
The phenomenon of hope, how patients engage in the hoping process, the relationship of hope to meaning making, experiences with hoping from a global perspective, theory development, qualitative research