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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
 

Kathy Shaw, DNP, RN, CDE

Assistant Professor


Kathy Shaw

Kathy.Shaw@ucdenver.edu

Kathy Shaw joined the University Of Colorado College Of Nursing 2011. Her nursing specialty is community and population health with a particular interest in underserved populations. She has practiced in a variety of settings including home health, diabetes self-management education, nonprofit clinics, and older adult research. Shaw was one of the founding nurses of the Athens Nurses Clinic, a nurse-run, nonprofit clinic founded in 1991 to meet the healthcare needs of the homeless and underserved. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator with a special interest in eliminating health disparities in diabetes self-management education and clinical care for adults and is currently engaged in faculty practice as a CDE at Sheridan Health Services.

Shaw's teaching experience includes baccalaureate and graduate-level nursing education and staff education and development spanning more than 15 years. She taught at the Medical College of Georgia and Brenau University prior to relocating to Denver.  

She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Colorado Nurses Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Sigma Theta Tau, and the American Public Health Association.  Shaw held the positions of Secretary and Vice-President in the Georgia Nurses’ Association and served as ANA Delegate on several occasions, also serving in leadership positions in her local ANA chapter. 


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. (2015). Drugs affecting the endocrine system. In Woo, T. & Robinson, M. (Eds.). Pharmacotherapeutics for nurse practitioner prescribers, 4th edition. Philadelphia: FA Davis.
  2. Shaw, K. (2015). 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

2013

7/1/13-6/30/16 Project faculty, grant team. Developing DNP-prepared Public Health Nurse Leaders: Managing MCC Populations (PI, Marilyn Krajicek). HRS-13-186.

2013-2016 Diabetes Team Lead. iCARE Project (Project Director, Amy Barton) Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention--Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing.

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