Kathryn K. Ellis

Director of Graduate Nursing and Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Nursing
Annie Richardson Bass Building 2126

kathryn.ellis@tcu.edu | 817-257-4065

Education

DNP, George Washington University
Post-Masters Certificate,FNP, George Washington University
MSN, ANP, George Mason University
BSN, School of Nursing & Health Studies University of Miami

Courses Taught

NURS 60013: Health Care Policy, Law & Ethics
NURS 50022: Advanced Practice Roles
NURS 50013: Advanced Health Assessment
NURS 50003: Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 50053: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
NDNP 82282: Advanced Practicum II
NDNP 88082: Advanced Project
NAPN 84202: Promoting Health & Wellness in Primary Care
NAPN 84222: Diagnostics & Procedures for APRNs

Areas of Focus

Diabetes Mellitus
Dermatology
Genomics
Prevention and Population Health
Active Learning Strategies in Nurse Practitioner Education

Ellis, K., Anderson, K. & Spencer, J. (2015). The Living Family Tree: Bridging the Gap Between Knowledge and Practice in a Family Nurse Practitioner Program. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 11(5); 487-492. Wilkinson, M., Turner, B., Ellis, K., Knestrick, J. & Bondmass, M. (2015). Online Clinical Education Training for Preceptors: A QI Pilot Project. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 11(7); e43-e50 Spencer, J., Anderson, K., Ellis, K. (2013) Radiant Thinking and the Use of the Mind Map in Nurse Practitioner Education. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(5):291-3. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20130328-03 Trout, K., Ellis, K., Bratschie, A. (2013). Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes in Childbearing Women. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health Article first published online: 3 MAY 2013 DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.12051 Ellis, K. & Colcher, K. (2016). Principles of Dermatologic Therapy in Buttaro, Trybulski, Polgar- Bailey, and Sandberg-Cook (Eds.) Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, 5th Edition. Elsevier. Ellis, K. & Colcher, K. (2016). Bullous Pemphigoid in Buttaro, Trybulski, Polgar-Bailey, and Sandberg-Cook (Eds.) Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, 5th Edition. Elsevier. Newland, J.A. & Ellis, K. (2012). Collaborative Treatment with Primary Care in Yearwood, Pearson & Newland (Eds.). Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health: A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Nurse Practitioners. Wiley-Blackwell.

Ellis, K. (2016). Poster Presentation, TNP 28th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. The Great Imitator: Bullous Pemphigoid in the Elderly, Sept 2016. Ellis, K. (2015). Poster Presentation, AANP 2015 National Convention, New Orleans, LA. The Great Imitator: Bullous Pemphigoid in the Elderly, June 2015. Ellis, K., Wilkinson, M. & Knestrick. J. (2015). Building Excellence in NP Education: Teaching and Learning in the Synchronous Virtual Classroom,” Poster Presentation, 41th Annual National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2015. Ellis, K., Kupustin, J., George, N. & Thomas, A. (2015). Building Blocks for Program Directors: Preconference. Podium Presentation, 41th Annual National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2015. Ellis K. & Wilkinson, M. (2015). ). Building Excellence in NP Education: Teaching and Learning in the Synchronous Virtual Classroom,” Colloquium for GUMC Educators in the Health Professions, CENTILE, Washington, DC, June 2, 2015. Ellis, K. & Wilkinson, M. (2014). Innovative Online Teaching Methods: Synchronous Sessions using the Flipped Classroom Podium Presentation, Colloquium for GUMC Educators in the Health Professions, CENTILE, Washington, DC, June 2, 2014. Wessel, L., Ellis, K. & Wilkinson, M. (2014). Family oriented primary care: Integration of screening and treatment for Families in Crisis in FNP curriculum. Podium Presentation, 40th Annual National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Denver, Colorado, April 2014. Ellis, K. & Wilkinson, M. (2013). Connecting Beyond Discussion Board: Integrating Synchronous Seminars into Nurse Practitioner Education. Poster Presentation, 39th Annual National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Conference, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, April 2013.

Fellow American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2017

Sigma Theta Tau Award for Excellence in Education, STT International Honor Society for Nursing, 2014

Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Educator Award, NONPF , 2014

Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner, District of Columbia Adult Nurse Practitioner, Texas Family Nurse Practitioner, Texas Registered Nurse, Texas Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 2007-Present North Texas Nurse Practitioner Association, 2012-Present Texas Nurse Practitioners Association, 2015- Present Texas Nurses Association, Member, 2016-Present American Nurses Association, Member, 2016-Present American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Member, 1994 – Present Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing, Member, 1977 – Present

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Board Member, 2015-Present; Chair Program Directors, SIG, 2013 – 2015 Healthy People Curriculum Taskforce, NONPF Representative, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, Washington, DC, 2013- Present Texas DNP Program Directors, Member 2016-Present Editorial Board for The Nurse Practitioner 2016-2018 Capital City DC, Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Board of Directors, 2009 – 2011 Nursing Advisory Council, 2016-2017 Harris College Interprofessional Committee, a 2016-2017