Kerry Kosmoski-Goepfert, Ph.D., RN

Kerry Kosmoski-Goepfert
Kerry Kosmoski-Goepfert, Ph.D., RNMarquette University

Clark Hall, 359

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3830

Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing

Highest Degree

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago


Courses Taught

  • NURS 4300 — Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult — Theory
  • NURS 4301 — Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult — Practicum
  • NURS 6009 — Creating Nursing Care Systems
  • NURS 6351 — Practicum 1: Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill
  • NURS 6352 — Practicum 2: Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill
  • NURS 6353 — Practicum 3: Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill
  • NURS 6342 — Advanced Acute Care Concepts and Issues
  • HEAL 6840 — The Environment of Health Care Delivery (on-line course).

Research Interests

The relationship among the design of work for RNs, unit/organizational culture and the quality and cost of patient care; the impact of changes in nursing care delivery on RN professional practice environment and job satisfaction; the relationship among managerial nurses' leadership behaviors, nursing unit tasks, unit structure, and RN job satisfaction; factors related to the retention of RNs. I am also interested in how low- to high-tech simulations can prepare a nursing workforce for the delivery of safe patient care in this time of rising patient acuity levels across all health care settings.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • Co-Chair: NONPF Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Special Interest Group (2008-2009)
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau International- Delta Gamma Chapter


  • Nursing Leadership Administration
  • Adult Acute Care Nursing
  • Adult Education
  • Distance Education
  • Simulation Learning

Selected Publications

(2011, spring) Kosmoski-Goepfert, K.A. (Ed.) Integrating Adult Acute Care Skills and Procedures into Nurse Practitioner Curricula. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Washington, DC

(2004, fall) Kosmoski-Goepfert, K.A. Implications of the patient safety movement on the academic preparation of nurses. National Patient Safety Foundation, Chicago, IL

(2004) National Panel for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner competencies. Washington, DC: National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

Honors and Awards

  • 2007- 2008 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Academic Leadership Fellow
  • 2003-2004. Who's Who among Health Services Professionals. The Society of Human Services Professionals.


  • 2010 Marquette University’s Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Award, Life with Dignity - Beliefs, Practices, and Economic Diversity, $1200.
  • 2010 HRSA – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals, If We Build It, They Can Come, $ 296,263.00.
  • 2010 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award, The Redesign of the Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum, Marquette University $15,000.
  • 2007 Integrating Procedure/Skills in NP Education, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Deliverable is a national skills toolkit, $500.