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Kathy Peterson, PhD, RN, PNP




Dr. Peterson has been a full-time member of the faculty of the Department of Nursing since 1985. She currently holds the rank of full professor and is the chairperson of the department of nursing. She is the recipient of the 1998 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Peterson earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Albany. Both her Master's degree in Nursing as well as her PhD in Nursing were earned at the University of Rochester. Dr. Peterson’s primary teaching responsibility in the department is in the area of research and leadership and management. She is a certified Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and currently practices in a high risk urban pediatric practice. Dr. Peterson also completed a LEAH (Leadership in Education and Adolescent Health) fellowship through the University of Rochester, Division of Adolescent Medicine in 2005- 2006. Dr. Peterson’s research interests are in the area of pediatric asthma, as well as the use of household and family routines to promote health of children and families.

A few of Dr. Peterson’s most recent publications include the following:
Peterson, K.L & Stevens, J. (2013). “Integrating the Scholarship of Practice into the Nurse Academician Portfolio”, The Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. Vol 3 (11). P84-92.

Peterson, K.L. & Barbel, P. (2013). “On Alert for Autism Spectrum Disorders”, Nursing 2013, Vol.43(4), p28-34.

Barbel, P. & Peterson, K.L. Accepted for publication. “Signs and Symptoms of Pediatric Cancer”, Nursing 2015

Barbel, P., Brown, S. & Peterson, K.L. Accepted for Publication. “Identification of Hypermelanosis of Ito in Pediatric Primary Care”, The Journal of Pediatric Health Care

Peterson, K.L. & Barbel, P. In review. “Clinical Query: Hyper-IgE Syndrome”, Nursing 2015                            


Dr. Peterson most recently presented two podium presentations “Identifying Developmental Delays in Infants and Toddlers: Review of Developmental Milestones” at The 6th Hunter Conference on Young Children, Brockport, NY, September 28, 2013 and "Transforming Nursing Education in a Senior Leadership and Management Course," at the 2014 QSEN National Forum, Quality and Safety for Nursing Education Institute, Baltimore Maryland on May 28, 2014.



Dr. Peterson enjoys reading and listening to music with fine wine, as well as laughing and visiting with friends and family.

Last Updated 1.29.15


Last Updated 2/11/15