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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Kathy Shaw, DNP, RN, CDE

Assistant Professor

Kathy Shaw

Kathy Shaw's diverse nursing background emphasizes community/public-health nursing: her population-focused experience includes care for underserved demographics/locations, diabetes self-management education, home health, and older-adult care; furthermore, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator with a special interest in eliminating health disparities both in diabetes self-management education and in clinical care for adults. Shaw's teaching experience at the baccalaureate/graduate levels, including staff education/development, spans more than 15 years.

She is a member of the American Nurses’ Association, the Colorado Nurses' Association, the National Association of Nursing Students, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the American Diabetes Association. Prior to moving to Colorado, Shaw held the positions of Secretary and Vice-President in the Georgia Nurses’ Association and served as ANA Delegate on several occasions; in addition, she served in leadership positions and on task forces in her local ANA chapter. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau.​

Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
DNP Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
Nursing 2009
MSN Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
Community Nursing 1995
BSN Medical College of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Nursing 1989
  1. Robinson, M. L. & Shaw, K. (in press, 2013). Drugs affecting the endocrine system. In Woo, T. & Robinson, M. (Eds.). Pharmacotherapeutics for nurse practitioner prescribers, 4th edition. Philadelphia: FA Davis.
  2. Shaw, K. (in press, 2013). Diabetes mellitus. In Woo, T. & Robinson, M. (Eds.). Pharmacotherapeutics for nurse practitioner prescribers, 4th Edition. Philadelphia: FA Davis.
  3. Shaw, K., Gearing, M., Davey, A., Burgess, M., Poon, L., & et al. (2012). Successful recruitment of centenarians for post-mortem brain donation: Results from the Georgia Centenarian Study. Journal of Bioscience and Medicine, 2(1).
  4. Shaw, K., Killeen, M., Sullivan, E., Bowman, P. (2011). Disparities in Diabetes Self Management Education for Uninsured and Underinsured Adults. The Diabetes Educator, 37, (6).
  5. Shaw, K. (2010). The educator’s role in bridging the gap. Georgia Nursing. Legislative/Public Policy column.
  6. Shaw, K. (2009). The Use of Basal Subcutaneous Insulin in Adult Surgical Patients: A Systematic Review of Current Research. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 9(3).
  7. Shaw, K. (2003). Health care: a right or a privilege. Advance for Nurses, 5 (3).
Title Organization Year

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

University of Colorado College of Nursing


7/1/13-6/30/16 Member of grant writing team, project faculty. Developing DNP-prepared Public Health Nurse Leaders: Managing MCC Populations (PI, Marilyn Krajicek). HRS-13-186 ($1,124,243)

7/1/13-6/30/16 Co-PI. iCare Project (PI, Amy Barton) HRSA Nursing Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention Program: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.

​Dr. Shaw practices as a Certified Diabetes Educator and Diabetes Program Coordinator at Sheridan Health Services, a College of Nursing-affiliated health center.