Kiersten K. Withrow, MSN, BSN, RNC-OB, CBE
Director of the ACCESS RN-BSN/RN-MSN Program; Student Nurses' Advisor; Assistant Professor
Her teaching responsibilities include: Fundamentals of Nursing, Health and Physical Assessment, Therapeutic Nursing Interventions, OB clinical, Gero Clinical, and Senior Clinical Internship at the undergraduate level. She has experience teaching nurturing and well-being (wellness), professionalism and leadership, caring, maternal/child and community care nursing. Professor Withrow enjoys teaching in the traditional classroom, online, in the lab, or in the clinical setting. In her leisure time, she enjoys being with her family, reading a good book, enjoying great food, and exploring new places.
She received her BS in health studies (anthropology, biology, & psychology) from Michigan State University, her BSN from Grand View University, her MSN from the University of Phoenix, and she is currently working on her MBA at DeSales University and her Ph.D. in nursing at Rush University is on sabbatical. She maintains the following certifications: Inpatient Obstetrics, Breastfeeding Educator, and NSNA Student Advisor. She has been published in Nursing for Women’s Health (formerly Lifelines) and the Journal for Continuing Education in Nursing. Her passion and interests are in nursing education, the student experience, the wellbeing of students in nursing programs, use of cadaver labs in nursing, and professionalism in nursing.
In addition, Professor Withrow is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Association of Women’s Health in Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing, the Eastern Nursing Research Society, and the American Nurses Association.