Kim Oswald


Kim Oswald, Ed.D, Ed.S, MSN, RN
Program Chair, RN to BSN, Professor
(515) 643-6797
koswald@mercydesmoines.org

Office Location
Building 1, Room 205

Office Hours
By appointment

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239

Year Started at Mercy College 2010

Courses Regularly Taught

  • NSG 485 - BSN Professional Nursing Practice
  • NSG 483 - Theories of Leadership and Management
  • NSG 426 - Genomics, Aging and End of Life
  • NSG 425 - Advocacy and Health Policy
  • NSG 418 - Research and Evidenced Based Practice
  • NSG 413 - Holistic Nursing
  • NSG 404 – Program Orientation and Professional Writing

Education

  • Ed.D., Adult Education/Leadership, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Ed.S., Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • MSN, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • BSN, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Advice to Students

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Life offers us many opportunities to develop and learn - embrace each opportunity!

Clinical/Field Experience

  • Adult Education and Leadership, Nursing Education, Clinical Nursing (Cardiac/Critical Care)
  • Curriculum Development, Curriculum Writer (pre-licensure BSN and RN to BSN programs)
  • Collaborative Federal Grant management - Pathways to Health Care Careers-Iowa program (2010-2013)

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • Doctoral Dissertation - Nurses' Perceptions of Spirituality and Spiritual Care
  • Master’s Thesis - Patient Descriptions of a Critical Care Environment within which Healing is Fostered
  • Areas of interest include Nursing/Adult Education, Leadership Development, Spirituality within Nursing, and Curriculum Development
  • Pathways to Health Care Careers (Iowa) - research project facilitator/researcher
  • Curriculum Development
    • Curriculum developer for multiple courses in pre-licensure BSN program, RN to BSN program and MercyPlus RN to BSN program
  • Strategic Planning Committee Member

Recent Publications/Presentations

  • 2021 - MercyPlus RN to BSN Program Manuscript writer for article entitled, "Use of Microcredentials to Align Nursing Curriculum with Job Advancement"
  • 2017 – 12th Annual Research Symposium (poster presenter), Mercy College of Health Sciences on Appreciative Inquiry Process Applied to BSN Curriculum Revision
  • 2016 –School of Nursing Retreat (co-presenter), Mercy College of Health Sciences on Appreciative Inquiry Process Applied to BSN Curriculum Revision
  • 2015 – 10th Annual Research Symposium (poster co-presenter), Mercy College of Health Sciences on Pathways to Healthcare Careers – Iowa
  • 2014 – Pathways to Healthcare Careers – Iowa (presenter) Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • 2013 - Pathways to Healthcare Careers – Iowa (presenter) Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa
  • 2012 – Pathways to Healthcare Careers Iowa (presenter) Latinos Unidos, Des Moines, Iowa
  • 2012 – Pathways to Healthcare Careers – Iowa (presenter) Iowa Heart Center, Des Moines, Iowa
  • 2011 – Pathways to Healthcare Careers – Iowa (presenter) United Way, Des Moines, Iowa

Professional Memberships

  • National League for Nurses (NLN)
  • American Association of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN)

Personal History

It brings great joy to support knowledge development in nursing professionals who are dedicated to provide compassionate care to the individuals they serve. It is a rich blessing to have worked in the fields of cardiac/critical care nursing field, adult education, and federal grant management assisting refugees and immigrants entering healthcare professions. My personal interests center upon spending time with family, biking, gardening and traveling.

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