Kathleen Patenaude Ed.D.

Senior Lecturer & Program Director, MS Health Care Management


  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Plymouth State University, 2014
  • M.S.N.,Rivier College, 2003
  • B.S.N., Rivier College 2000
  • Background

    I earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State University and completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing at Rivier University. My experience in healthcare spans over 40 years. My professional nursing experience includes working as a registered nurse in medical-surgical, critical care, and long-term care in both direct clinical and leadership/administrative roles; and 18 years of nurse educator experience at the Practical, Associate, and Baccalaureate levels. This includes experience as a department chair, as well as program director. Moreover, I was one of the first nurse educators in the state of New Hampshire to earn the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) through the National League of Nursing (NLN) in 2007 and maintain certification to date, and hold active membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), as well as the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL).

    Teaching Philosophy

    As an educator, it is my goal to provide a supportive learning environment. I seek to partner with students to create a mutual teaching and learning continuum wherein we all learn from each other. This spirit of inquiry is encouraged through discovery so that students and faculty alike find meaning within their own professional practice, within a framework of mutual respect.

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