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.