Dr. Kerry Kosmoski-Goepfert
Clinical Associate Professor
(414) 288-3830

Nursing Leadership Administration, Adult Acute Care Nursing, Adult Education, Distance Education, Simulation Learning

Highest Degree
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
The relationship among the design of work for RNs, unit/organizational culture and the quality and cost of patient care; the impact of changes in nursing care delivery on RN professional practice environment and job satisfaction; the relationship among managerial nurses' leadership behaviors, nursing unit tasks, unit structure, and RN job satisfaction; factors related to the retention of RNs. I am also interested in how low- to high-tech simulations can prepare a nursing workforce for the delivery of safe patient care in this time of rising patient acuity levels across all health care settings.

Descriptive Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications

(2011, spring) Kosmoski-Goepfert, K.A. (Ed.) Integrating Adult Acute Care Skills and Procedures into Nurse Practitioner Curricula. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Washington, DC

(2004, fall) Kosmoski-Goepfert, K.A. Implications of the patient safety movement on the academic preparation of nurses. National Patient Safety Foundation, Chicago, IL

(2004) National Panel for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner competencies. Washington, DC: National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

Grants or Awards

2010 Marquette University’s Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Award, Life with Dignity - Beliefs, Practices, and Economic Diversity, $1200.

2010 HRSA – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals, If We Build It, They Can Come, $ 296,263.00.

2010 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award, The Redesign of the Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum, Marquette University $15,000.

2007 Integrating Procedure/Skills in NP Education, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Deliverable is a national skills toolkit, $500.

2007- 2008 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Academic Leadership Fellow

2003-2004. Who's Who among Health Services Professionals. The Society of Human Services Professionals.

Professional Memberships




College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.