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Kathleen Thimsen, DNP, MSN, ET/WOCN, FNS

Associate Professor and Faculty in Residence, DNP Program Director
Department(s): Nursing
Office: BHS 444
Phone: 702-895-3114
Email: kathleen.thimsen@unlv.edu

Biography

Dr. Kathleen Thimsen earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Webster University. She received a post-Masters degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2010 and graduated with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Regis University in 2015. Most recently, she served as Assistant Professor at Barnes Jewish College at the Goldfarb School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri. She has delivered many presentations and has multiple publications along with a record of external funding primarily in areas related to education, forensic nursing, wound care, and community health. Among her most recent honors include the Dean's Award for Service from the Goldfarb School of Nursing. Dr. Thimsen's involvement in national nursing boards is extensive, notably co-founding and serving as a charter member of both the Academy of Forensic Nursing and Forensic Nursing Certification Board. She has worked with the Academy of Forensic Nursing to create simulation scenarios and competency checklists as performance indicators. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Nurses Association. Dr. Thimsen's involvement in national nursing boards is extensive, notably co-founding and serving as a charter member of both the Academy of Forensic Nursing and Forensic Nursing Certification Board.