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Kathy Shaw, DNP, RN, CDE

Associate Professor

Kathy Shaw

Kathy Shaw joined the University of Colorado College of Nursing in 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. Dr. Shaw was one of the founding nurses of the Athens Nurses Clinic in Athens, GA, 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. 

Dr. Shaw's teaching experience spans more than 15 years, including baccalaureate and graduate-level nursing education and staff education/development. She taught at the Medical College of Georgia and at 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. Dr. Shaw held the positions of Secretary and Vice-President in the Georgia Nurses’ Association and served as ANA Delegate on several occasions, and is currently serving as the Region 1 Representative for the Colorado Nurses' Association.  

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. Shaw, K., & Valdez. C. (2017). Development and implementation of a U-500R insulin program in a Federally Qualified Health Center. Clinical Diabetes, 35(3), 162-167.
  2. Shaw, K., Harpin, S., Steinke, G., Stember, M., & Krajicek, M. (2016). The DNP/MPH dual degree: An innovative graduate education program for advanced public health nursing. Public Health Nursing.;jsessionid=20A236DF57DA52F11875A50BFDF000F0.f04t04.
  3. Nguyen, K., Weidner, J., Valdez, C., & Shaw, K. (2016). Converting U-500 regular insulin to insulin detemir and insulin lispro in a patient undergoing major dietary changes in preparation for bariatric surgery: A case report. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 73(5), 292-297.​
  4. 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.
  5. Shaw, K. (2015). Diabetes mellitus. In Woo, T. & Robinson, M. (Eds.). Pharmacotherapeutics for nurse practitioner prescribers, 4th Edition. Philadelphia: FA Davis.
  6. 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).
  7. 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).
  8. Shaw, K. (2010). The educator’s role in bridging the gap. Georgia Nursing. Legislative/Public Policy column.
  9. 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).
  10. 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 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.