Kathleen Fries

Clinical Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020

Biography

Dr. Kathleen (Kathy) Fries serves as the Director of the Pre-Licensure BSN Program. She has over 11 years of experience in nursing administration and over 25 years as a professional nurse. Her earlier research focused on maternal-child health nursing topics which aligned with her clinical nursing practice area.  In her role as nursing faculty member and program administrator, she has published and presented in areas related to developing students professionally, using reflective journaling to create student awareness about QSEN, and measuring improved student outcomes following the use of clinical reasoning scenarios. 

Dr. Fries was grant-funded by the CT Department of Higher Education for a project to increase retention and success of sophomore nursing students ($70,000.00), and received scholarship funding to develop an innovative clinical experience as a means to promote inter-professional education and collaboration among healthcare professional students. She has published research about this service learning initative to Guatemala.

Dr. Fries is CNE credentialed, and has served as a program site visitor for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nursing. 

Education

Dr. Fries received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 2007 and her Masters in Nursing Administration from Sacred Heart University in 1994.  Her BSN was earned at Seton Hall University in 1985. 

Research Interests

Maternal Child Health research and Student Retention

Courses

Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
NUR 315 Nursg Rsch Appl to Prac
NUR 337 Experiential Learning II
NUR 453 Intgrtn Cncpts in the HlthCare
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
NUR 315 Nursg Rsch Appl to Prac
NUR 337 Experiential Learning II
NUR 453 Intgrtn Cncpts in the HlthCare
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
NUR 336 Experiential Learning
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
NUR 337 Experiential Learning II
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 315 Nursg Rsch Appl to Prac
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 315 Nursg Rsch Appl to Prac