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Kathleen Oman, PhD, RN, FAEN, FAAN


Kathleen Oman

Kathleen Oman is a professor at the College of Nursing and the Chair in Pediatric Nursing at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Her clinical background is in acute care, specifically, critical care and emergency nursing. Dr. Oman has expertise in evidence-based practice and has conducted research in the areas of ethics, moral distress, family presence, emergency nursing and trauma resuscitation. Her current research interest is in Caring Science in the acute care setting. She is a Caritas Coach and works with the Resiliency Collaborative team at Children’s Hospital Colorado to promote caring, healing work environments for patients and clinicians. Dr. Oman is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Emergency Nursing.

Oman earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Wayne State University in Michigan (1980) and her master’s degree in nursing (1988) and her PhD (1999) from the University of Colorado.