Katie Love, APRN, BC, Ph.D., AHN-C

Katie Love, APRN, BC, Ph.D., AHN-C

Associate Professor, Nursing Department

love.jpgDr. Katie Love equates her own struggles as a student (and ultimate success) to the qualities that make a successful nurse. "I had a difficult time as a student because I did not always think like my teachers," Dr. Love recalled. In college, though, she learned to see things differently, an ability that served her well in nursing and nursing education.

"Now I am able to help students o feel supported. I encourage them to think creatively and to question critically," she said. "This is especially meaningful when it comes to issues of diversity, since backgrounds, experiences, and cultures all impact how one sees the world. If different ideas are welcomed in the profession, then we will be better able to care for all people."

By creating a supportive classroom environment, Dr. Love prepares educated and empowered nurses, those who exhibit their "capacity to advocate, protect, educate, and lead others."

Academic degrees

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in Nursing, University of Connecticut 

contact information

Email: klove@usj.edu

Recent Research/Publications/Presentations

  • "An Emancipatory Study with African-American Nursing Students at a Predominantly White University," Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, Seattle, WA. Oct 15-18, 2009.

  • Poster presentation: "A Critical Review of Ethnocentrism and Bias in a Nursing Text Book: A Pilot Case Study," ENRS, Providence, RI. March 24-26, 2010.

  • Love, K (2010) "The Lived Experience of Socialization among African-American Nursing Students in a Predominantly White University." Journal of Transcultural Nursing