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About Kathleen Bell EdD, RN, PHN

It is my honor and pleasure to work with the nursing students in various programs at St. Catherine University. My role involves teaching with the BSN, MSNL, Nurse Educator, and DNP students. As a healthcare educational leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, I possess an expansive knowledge of course and program development and assessment, leadership with supervisory experience, internal and external partnership and alliance initiatives, diverse team building, fiscal responsibility with institutional and grant budgets, nursing and healthcare accreditation, and a diligent dedication to meeting the needs of students, faculty, administration, and stakeholders. Through excellent verbal and written skills, I work to creatively strengthen departmental and institutional effectiveness through supporting and role modeling a professional and personable work environment.


Present Associate Professor, St. Catherine University Nursing Department
2003 - 2015 Dean of Nursing and Healthcare Programs, Former Director of Nursing, Century Community and Technical College
1999 - 2003 Nursing Faculty and AD Program Director of Nursing, St. Catherine University Department of Nursing

Curriculum Vitae


2017 - 2018 Qualitative Research Working With Past Gang Members and/or Men With History of Incarceration Who are Becoming Fathers
St. Catherine University
Colleague(s): Ms. Baomi Phung, RN
2013 - 2017 Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics
Department of Labor: TAACCCT Consortium Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
2014 - 2015 Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Education
HealthForce Minnesota
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Nursing Diversity Collaborative Member, Children's Minnesota and St Catherine University
2019 - Present Event Organizer, Sponsor, Speaker, Women's Foundation of MN
2018 - Present Member, Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association
2003 - Present Volunteer RN, Get Out of Gang Tattoo Removal
1998 - Present Member, Sigma Theta Tau, An International Honor Society of Nursing Scholars
2017 - 2020 Board Member, MN Society of Orthotics, Prosthetics, & Pedorthics (MSOP)
2018 - 2019 Volunteer, Memphis International Barbeque Festival
2015 - 2017 Finish Line Medical Tent Volunteer, Twin Cities Marathon
2013 - 2017 Education Representative, MN State Action Coalition, RWJ: Future of Nursing in MN
2004 - 2015 Education Representative, HEIP-HealthForce MN
2004 - 2013 President, MN Associate Degree Nursing Organization
2008 - 2012 Board Member, MN Center for Nursing
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Honors and Awards

  • International Leadership Academy Conference, 2010 - Awarded Exemplary Leader


2011 - 2015 Education Doctorate, EdD, Hamline University
2011 - 2013 Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Hamline University School of Law ‐ Law
1995 - 1998 MS, University of Minnesota

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