Kristin Whitty, PhD, APRN

Assistant Professorwhitty
Southeastern Louisiana University
College of Nursing and Health Sciences SLU 10835
Hammond LA 70402
PHONE: (985)-549-5543
EMAIL: kwhitty@southeastern.edu


Education

- Post-Master's APRN,  (ANP) Southeastern Louisiana University
- Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner at University of Massachusetts-Boston
- Ph.D. Louisiana State University
- M.S.N. Southeastern Louisiana University
- B.S.N. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center


Post-Graduate/Specialty Training

- Authorized SAAT (Standardized Awareness Trainer for National WMD) Homeland Security
- Post -Masters Adult Nurse Practitioner Track at Southeastern Louisiana University
- Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Track at University of Massachusetts- Boston


Licensure and Board Certifications

- Registered Nurse in Louisiana
- Registered Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Louisiana: Adult Nurse Practitioner
- Registered Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Louisiana: Family Nurse Practitioner
- Board Certified by AANC
- Board Certified by AANP
- Authorized SAAT Homeland Security


Academic Positions

- Assistant Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences


Honors & Awards

- Southeastern Louisiana University National Honor Society
- Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Professional Affiliations
- National League of Nursing
- American Nurses Association
- Emergency Nurses Association
- Louisiana Chapter American Nurses Association Baton Rouge District Nurses Association
- Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Board member Rho Zeta Chapter Sigma Theta Tau
- Board member American Red CrossBoard member Louisiana Emergency Response Network- appointed by Governor Jindal
-The Sarah K. Thronhill Endowed Professorship in Nursing
-2015 SELU President's Award for Faculty Excellence in Service
-College of Nursing and Health Sciences Award for Excellence in Science
-College of Nursing and Health Sciences 2017 Convocation recognition of 15 years of service


Areas of Research Interest

- Predicting success of entry level nursing.
- Disaster management training for nurses


Selected Publications & Presentations

-Tillman, K., Lee, O., & Whitty, L. (2013).  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm:  An Often Asymtomatic and Fatal Men's Health Issue.  American Journal of Men's Health. DOI: 10.1177/1557988312464195.

- Whitty, K. & Burnett, M. (2012). How Prepared are you for a mass casualty event? American Nurse Today. in press

- Whitty, K., Cormier, C., & Tillman, K. (2011). BSN Students' Perceptions of Service Learning. Academic Exchange Quarterly (15) 3 p37-41.

- Whitty, K. & Burnett, M. (2009). The Importance of Instruction on Mass Casualty Incidents in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs: Perception of Nursing Faculty. Journal of Nursing Education (48) 5 p291-295.

-Recommendations for Treatment of Exposure to Chemical and Biological Agents: APRN Lagniappe: Exploring Updates in Pharmacology (SELU/ ANCC) 2012.

-LERN: La Trauma, STEMI, and Stroke Systems of Care 2014

Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners State Nursing Conference

-LERN: What is it and what does the RN need to know? Woman’s Hospital. 2014

-Whitty, K. Travel Health: Beyond the suitcase. Will present at Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners State Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.2018


- Whitty, K. (2007). Factors influencing the importance of incorporating competencies regarding mass casualty incidents into baccalaureate-degree nursing programs as perceived by currently employed faculty. Dissertation Abstracts International, 67 (12), p173.

- Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Perceptions of a Community Health Service Learning Experience Connie Logan Research Day, SELU Hammond. 2011.

- Disaster Preparedness Update for Louisiana. Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center and Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing. Approved for 3.25 contact hours by the Louisiana State Nurses Association. 2010.

- National Convention for Emergency Nurses Association 2010 Annual Conference: Nursing Disaster Management: Online Course Development. 2010.

- Weapons of Mass Destruction. Southeastern Louisiana University. Approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 2008.

- Nursing Disaster Management: Online Course Development. September 23, 2010, Emergency Nurses Association National Convention, San Antonio. 2010.

- National Incident Management System (NIMS) Compliance As Required by Homeland Security Presidential Directive for Hospitals and Nurses. Sigma Theta Tau Rho Zeta Chapter. Approved for I contact hour by the Louisiana State Nurses Association. 2007.

- Dissertation research oral presentation "Factors Influencing the Importance of Incorporating Competencies Responding to Mass Casualty Incidents into Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Programs as Perceived by Currently Employed Faculty" at the Connie Logan Research Day at the BR Marriott Conference Center. 2007.

- Preparing Nurses for Disaster Management. Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center and Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing. 2007.