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Kia  James

Kia James, EdD, MPH, RN, CNL

Associate Professor; Chair, MPH Program

Administrative Assignments
USF University-wide Curriculum Committee - Communication; Faculty Development Committee - USF School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Honors and Award
Traineeship for Occupational Health Nursing Graduate Studies, NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health); Master Teacher Award, College of Education, The University of Texas, Austin, TX; Nursing Honor Society Membership - Member at Large, Sigma Theta Tau, St. Paul, Minnesota; Education Honors Award, Pi Lambda Theta, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Clinical Areas of Expertise
Nursing leadership and development; community health nursing.

Education

University of Minnesota – Graduate School/College of Education Minneapolis, Minnesota Doctorate (EdD) in Higher Education Administration and Leadership
University of Minnesota – School of Public Health Minneapolis, Minnesota Master’s of Public Health (MPH) – Occupational Health Nursing
St. Olaf College Northfield, Minnesota Bachelor of Science in Nursing - cum laude (BSN)
St. Olaf College Northfield, Minnesota Bachelor of Arts – cum laude (BA) – French Literature

Administrative Appointments

Chair and Program Director – Master’s of Public Health Program School of Nursing and Health Professions – University of San Francisco
Program Director – Master’s of Public Health Program School of Nursing and Health Professions – University of San Francisco
Program Director – RN to MSN Clinical Nurse Leader Program School of Nursing and Health Professions - University of San Francisco
Associate Professor of Nursing School of Nursing and Health Professions, USF Currently teach in the MPH and DNP Programs Teaching FOCI: Leadership and Public Health; Concepts of Public Health

Research Areas

Health Promotion and Population-Based Practice
Leadership Development
Nursing Education
Teaching and Learning Modalities
Faculty Development/Staff Development
New Graduate Transition into the Workplace
Curriculum Development
Complementary and Alternative Healthcare Interventions

Courses Offered
  • Public Health Systems Leadership and Administration (MPH 631)
  • Course: Foundations of CNL Leadership (N600)
Publications

Neumann, J., Roslien, J., McKay, A., Twedell, D., Brady-Schluttner, K. & James, K. (2004). Centralizing an RN preceptor program at the institutional level. Journal of Nursing Staff Development 20(1), 17-26.

James, K. (2004). Building bridges: Creating a faculty development program at a large medical center. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 35(1), 24-26.

Other

Faculty Spotlight - Dr. James has an eclectic background – a few highlights from her career:
- Generalist nursing practice background – focus on community health practice and leadership practice
- Worked with faculty to incorporate holistic nursing interventions into associate degree nursing curriculum
- Co-developed curriculum to teach beginning community health concepts to associate degree nursing students
- Developed a professional leadership development curriculum for W.K. Kellogg Grant for selected Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ faculty and administrators
- Worked with “New Designs for Learning” change process for developing curriculum at the University of Minnesota
- Directed a W.K. Kellogg Grant for the creation and promotion of a leadership development program for faculty and administrators of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
- Coordinated clinical placements of 15 different schools of nursing for the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- Developed a unique faculty development program for affiliated nursing faculty at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- Developed a graduate level nursing course entitled: Transformational Leadership across Transcultural Settings – content focused on complexity science and transformational leadership. Clinical practicum involved a cultural immersion experience (focusing on leadership and nursing) in a variety of European countries.