Kathleen Tilton


Assistant Professor/Undergraduate Program Chair/Traditional BSN Director

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

  • Educational Degrees

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice - St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Master of Science - Nursing, Nurse education, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona
    • Bachelor of Science - Nursing, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Diploma in Nursing, Mercy Hospital School Nursing
  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    I have been teaching nursing since 2008 and began teaching at UIW 2015.
  • Courses Taught

    I have taught a variety of courses in undergraduate pre-licensure and degree completion programs, which include:

    • Fundamentals of Nursing
    • Medical-Surgical Nursing
    • Pathophysiology-pharmacology
    • Pathophysiology
    • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
    • Intro to Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
    • Cultural Diversity in Health Care
  • Research Interests

    • Teaching and learning strategies for baccalaureate nursing students focused on providing optimal chronic illness care and support to individuals, families, and communities.
    • Integration of non-acute care, community based, clinical learning experiences.
    • Simulation in clinical learning
    • Diabetes prevention
  • Recent Intellectual Contributions


    1. 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.
    2. 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.


    1. 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
  • Professional Memberships

    • National League for Nursing
    • American Association of Diabetes Educators
    • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Awards and Accomplishments

    Provost's Legacy Teaching Award, University of the Incarnate Word, 2017