PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Kathleen Hunter serves as Dean of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Indirect Care tracks at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Dr. Hunter has more than 40 years of experience in the field of nursing informatics. After conducting clinical practice in critical-care units for 12 years, she began practicing nursing informatics, working with end users and with information systems' design, development, testing, implementation, and evaluation. Dr. Hunter’s experience and education led to several prestigious opportunities, including a senior informatics policy position at ANA, where she directed funded research, managed the recognition of nursing informatics as a distinct specialty, led the establishment of the Patient Care Work Group with Health Level Seven, and served on national and technology standards committees.
Dr. Hunter is passionate about educating and informing healthcare consumers and enabling them to make full use of healthcare informatics applications. In April 2013, she was elected to the American Nursing Informatics Association Board of Directors. Dr. Hunter holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctoral degree from the University of Maryland.