Kathleen Bates, DNP FNP-BC, CNE

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My Background

  • Professional Experience: I was a previous adjunct instructor at MCC and began as a full-time instructor in January 2005. I have over 35 years of clinical experience in many areas of nursing practice and concurrently work one day a week as an FNP in the community. I hold a current Michigan Registered Nurse (RN) License and have been certified through the National League for Nursing as a Nurse Educator (CNE) since 2011. I am also certified as an FNP through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
  • Academic Degrees: I obtained my BSN from Grand Valley State University in 1987 and MSN from Michigan State University in 2001. In 2021 I successfully completed my DNP from Indiana Wesleyan University with a research project identifying methods to increase opioid treatment retention rates
  • Classes Taught: I have familiarity with teaching all courses in the program and currently teach advanced medical surgical.

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Faculty Reference

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