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.