Since joining the KU School of Nursing faculty in 1984, Katherine A. Fletcher, RN, PhD, clinical assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, has been recognized on numerous occasions for her dedication and innovation in nursing education.
In 1999, Dr. Fletcher, who teaches undergraduates in nursing of adults and critical care courses, received the Phyllis Keeney Lawrence Teaching Award. Her ability to relate to the students also was recognized in both 1989, 1996, and 1999 when she was selected by the senior nursing students to receive the Jayhawker RN award, which annually recognizes the outstanding nursing instructor. She also has been nominated for the Chancellor's Distinguished Professor in Teaching, Outstanding Nurse Educator and Nursing: The Heart of Healthcare.
With one of only four grants from Sigma Theta Tau International to develop national nursing teaching models, Dr. Fletcher is now working with nurses at the KU Medical Center to create an undergraduate case manager/care coordinator roles course that uses web-based technology.