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

    • DNP - St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minn.
    • MSN - Nurse education, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Ariz.
    • BSN - Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn.
    • Diploma in Nursing, Mercy Hospital School Nursing
  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    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. 

  • Courses Taught

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

    • 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
    • Pharmacology
    • Nursing I: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    • Nursing II: Aging, Chronicity, and Care Coordination
  • 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
  • Professional Memberships

    • National League for Nursing
    • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Awards and Accomplishments

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

  • Intellectual Contributions (Publications)


    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.