Kathleen Tilton


Associate Professor
Undergraduate Nursing Chair
Traditional BSN Program Director

Office: Nursing Building #141
E-mail: ktilton@uiwtx.edu
Phone: (210) 283-6901

  • DNP, St. Catherine University
  • MSN, Grand Canyon University
  • BSN, Bethel University
  • Diploma, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Nursing

Dr. Tilton began teaching at UIW in 2015 and she has been teaching nursing full time since 2008. Dr. Tilton has taught in the Traditional BSN, RN-BSN, and master's programs. Prior to teaching nursing students, she held the role of Clinical Educator, providing education for nurses and other staff in a large public teaching hospital and clinic system.

Dr. Tilton has taught a variety of courses in undergraduate pre-licensure and degree completion programs, including:

  • Cultural Diversity in Health Care
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Intro to Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Nursing I: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Nursing II: Aging, Chronicity, and Care Coordination
  • Pathophysiology-Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Integration of non-acute care, community based, clinical learning experiences
  • Simulation in clinical learning
  • Teaching and learning strategies for baccalaureate nursing students focused on providing optimal chronic illness care and support to individuals, families and communities
  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International

2017 UIW Provost's Legacy Teaching Award


  • Holland, A. E., Tiffany, J., Tilton, K., and Kleve, M. (2017). Influence of a patient-centered care coordination clinical module on student learning: A multimethod study. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(1), 6-11.
  • Tilton, K. J., Tiffany, J., and Hoglund, B. A. (2015). Non-acute-care virtual simulation: Preparing students to provide chronic illness care. Nursing Education Perspectives, 36(6), 394-395.


  • Patient Centered Care Coordination - Evaluating the Impact of an Innovative Curricular Module on Student Learning Outcomes; 2016 Sigma Theta Tau International and National League for Nursing Education Research Congress.