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Kathryn Trotter

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Kathy Trotter has been accepted into the inaugural cohort of the Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (ENFLA) of Sigma Theta Tau International. ENFLA is an intense international leadership development experience designed to:

  • foster academic career success,
  • promote nurse faculty retention and satisfaction,
  • encourage personal leadership development, and
  • cultivate high performing, supportive work environments in academe.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summertime might mean vacations at the mountains, or the beach for some, but for the faculty of the School of Nursing, summer is anything but being laid back. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, they are engaged around the world expanding their knowledge and sharing their expertise.

We asked the classic question, “So what will you be doing during the summer break?” The following is just a snapshot of some of the answers we received about the activities keeping DUSON Faculty busy this summer:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kathryn Trotter received an award for her HRSA proposal entitled "Advanced Nursing Education Grant" to develop a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner program. This award is for a three-year period, awarded July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017. This project was awarded at $837,135 for the three-year project period.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kathy Trotter gave two podium presentations at the Fifth International Nurse Education Conference in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, June 24 and 25, 2014.

  1. "Leading Their Own Discussion Forums: Digital Storytelling by Nurse Practitioner Students in a Sexual and Reproductive Health Course"
  2. “Nursing Faculty Methods of Online Student Engagement"
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kathy Trotter gave two oral presentations—"Leading their own discussion forums: Digital storytelling by nurse practitioner students in a sexual and reproductive health course" and "Nursing faculty methods of online student engagement"—at the 5th International Nurse Education Conference in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, June 22-25, 2014.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Kathy Trotter has accepted an invitation to serve on Duke University's Faculty Diversity Standing Committee (FDSC) for a three-year term, beginning September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2017. This committee is advisory to the Provost and was formed in fall 2003 to aid in the implementation of the Faculty Diversity Initiative (FDI). The committee reviews data pursuant to the goals of the FDI and provides feedback to the provost on progress and areas for attention.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kathy Trotter, Susan Schneider and Barbara Turner have a paper entitled "Group appointments in a breast cancer survivorship clinic" that has been published in the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Kathy Trotter has been elected president of the North Carolina Triangle Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society for 2014.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Drs. Janet Prvu Bettger and Frank Titch have been selected as DUSON Teaching Fellows for 2013-2014. The Teaching Fellowship program at DUSON recognizes the importance of teaching, advances the pedagogical expertise of faculty, and provides opportunities for select faculty to continually develop that expertise in ways that will have a significant impact on the practice and science of nursing education.

Kathryn J. Trotter, DNP, CNM, FNP-C

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Dr. Trotter teaches and is the course coordinator for the Sexual and Reproductive Health course for all NP students. She also supports students in the Directed Research course in the MSN program. 50% of her time is clinical practice as a Certified Nurse-Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner in the Duke University Medical Center. She is the lead clinician and developer of the innovative breast cancer survivor clinic at Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. She received a BSN from George Mason University in 1982, and earned the MSN with a specialty in midwifery at the University of Kentucky in 1988. In 1998, she completed a Post-Master’s Certificate in the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty at the Duke University School of Nursing. She earned her DNP from Duke University School of Nursing in 2012. Before joining the faculty of the Duke University School of Nursing, she held faculty positions with physician resident education in the Department of Family Medicine within the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Medical School and was a full-time primary care provider. She initiated the CenteringPregnancy program at UNC Family Medicine and later assisted in development of the CenteringParenting model at the Centering Healthcare Institute. Kathy Trotter is a strong clinician with interests in women’s health and families. Her current research focuses on application of group health care models to prenatal care, parenting, and chronic illnesses (particularly breast cancer survivors).
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Group Health Care Models Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Students and Residents’ Experiences in Group Healthcare Models Self Care, Empowerment of Patients Women’s Health Clinician Education
DNP - Duke University School of NursingMSN - University of Kentucky at LexingtonBSN - George Mason University


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Awards and Honors: 
2014 || Selected for Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy of Sigma Theta Tau International2013 || Chapter Innovation Award, Beta Epsilon Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International2012 || Susan Baird Excellence in Clinical Writing Award, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)2011 || Interviewed in CJONPlus Podcast Series, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing1995 || Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina Award1986 || Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society

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