Who is Cathy J. Thompson, AKA Nursing Education Expert?

Welcome to my website!

“I am a Master Teacher who mentors and coaches nurses and nursing students so they can confidently change nursing practice to provide excellent, evidence-based care to patients and their families.”

I am a doctorally-prepared nurse (PhD, RN) certified as an Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS) and as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). 

The short version of my bio is that I am an award-winning, nurse educator who has Headshot-CJTtaught in major universities for over 20 years. My teaching areas of expertise are advanced pathophysiology, applied evidence-based practice, CNS/Advanced Practice courses, nursing education, and acute and critical care.

AACN Press Release: ACCNS-AG Review Course, March 11, 2014, “Online course helps clinical nurse specialists prepare for ACCNS-AG certification exam”

  • I have received multiple teaching awards, including the first CNS Educator of the Year award from the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS).
  • I have helped to mold the future of nursing through local and national  leadership in multiple professional nursing and interprofessional organizations.
  • My research has been focused on research utilization and evidence-based practice (specifically building capacity for EBP at an organizational and individual level), the scholarship of teaching and learning, and (way back!) pain in adults and infants.
  • I have presented at national and international conferences and have multiple publications, including book chapters, relevant to evidence-based practice, nursing education, and critical care topics.

 I have taught in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs for over 20 years:


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Last Updated: May, 2016
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