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Cathy R. Kessenich


Cathy R. Kessenich

Meet Cathy R. Kessenich

Director, Nursing; Program Director, Master of Science in Nursing

Education: 1981 University of West Florida, BSN
1985 Boston University, MSN
1996 University of Alabama, Ph.D.
1998 Simmons College, Adult Health Nurse Practitioner certificate

Courses Taught: Advanced Health Assessment
Clinical Management of Adults
Practicum for Adults and Geriatrics in Primary Care

Career Specialties: Kessenich is a specialist in adult health and osteoporosis.

Professional and Community Activities: Kessenich speaks frequently to community and other groups concerning osteoporosis. She is research chair for the National Endocrine Society, faculty counselor for the Delta Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, faculty advisor for the organization of UT student nurses and works as a nurse practitioner eight hours a week.

She also serves as a peer review editor for numerous nursing journals, frequently presents at workshops, has published more than 50 articles in various medical journals, and has received several awards and grants for her research and writing.