Kathryn Tart, EdD, MSN, RN
Founding Dean and Professor
Humana Endowed Dean's Chair in Nursing
EdD University of Houston 1999
MSN University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 1987
BA Luther College 1981
Office Hours: Request appointment by email
Clinical background is medical-surgical nursing with a focus in cardiac care.
Teaching expertise is in teaching graduate nursing education courses.
2011 Good Samaritan Foundation, Excellence in Nursing, Luncheon Chair, September 15th
2010 Bronze Award for Nursing Administration, Good Samaritan Foundation, Houston, TX
2009 2009 Advocate of the Year Award (Inaugural Award), American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, D.C.
2008 Scholarly Research Award from Texas Woman's University
2007 Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Nursing at TWU
2004 Texas Nurses Association District 9 Outstanding Nurse Award
Research Interest: Critical Thinking, Persistence in Nursing Education
Reid, H., Sportsman, S., Tart, K. (2013). Academic Progression in Nursing: A response to the Future of Nursing, Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, 44(3), 4.
Tart, K. (2012). On Advocating as a Nurse. Perioperative Nursing Clinics, 7, 389-397.
Malecha, A., Tart, K., Junious, D. (2012). Foreign-born nursing students in the United States: A Literature Review. Journal of Professional Nursing, 48(5), 297-305.
Junious, D., Malecha, A., Tart, K., & Young, A. (2010). Stress and Perceived Faculty Support Among foreign-Born Baccalaureate Nursing Students. Journal of Nursing Education. Posted February 26, 2010. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20100217-02
Pine, R. & Tart, K. (January/February, 2007). Return on Investment: Benefits and Challenges of a Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program. Nursing Economic$, 25(1): 13-18, 39.
Ramirez, E., Tart, K., & Malecha, A. (2006). Developing Nurse Practitioner Treatment Competencies in Emergency Care Settings. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 28(4), 346-359.
Symes, L., Tart, K., & Travis, L. (2005). An Evaluation of the Nursing Success Program: Reading Comprehension, Graduation Rates, Diversity. Nurse Educator, 30(5), 217-220.
Northam, S. & Tart, K. (2004). Program Evaluation via Online Enterprise. The e Learning Developers’ Journal, April 19, 2004, 1-8.
Symes, L., Tart, K., Travis, L., & Toombs, M. (2002). Developing expert learners and improving retention of nursing students: The student success program. Nurse Educator, 27(5), 227-231.