DNP — Executive Leadership — Healthcare Simulation — Full-time
KT  Waxman


Assistant Professor; Director, MSIM program and Executive Leadership DNP program

Dr. KT Waxman is a nurse leader with over 25 years of experience in health care and corporate settings. She is President and CEO of Waxman and Associates and currently the program director for the Bay Area Simulation Collaborative (BASC) and the California Simulation Alliance (CSA) at the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC). As a full-time Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco, she coordinates and teaches in the Executive Leader Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.

An internationally known speaker and author, Waxman is also a past president of the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) and active with the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) serving on its International Committee. She is currently serving as Chair of the Membership Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH).

Dr. Waxman's work has been published extensively and can be found in the Clinical Simulation for Nursing, Journal of Nursing Education, Nurse Leader and Creative Nursing journals, among others. She
also authored the book "A Practical Guide to Finance and Budgeting: Skills for Nurse Managers", which is now in its second edition. A second textbook is currently in progress focusing on financial and business skills for DNP students. Dr. Waxman received her DNP from the University of San Francisco, with an emphasis on health systems leadership and a concentration in clinical simulation.


RN, Napa Valley College
MBA, University of La Verne
DNP, University of San Francisco

Courses Offered
  • Executive leadership in nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice program)

Hughes, R., Waxman, K. T. (2012). Financing U.S. Health Care: Past, Present, and Future Implications for the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Financial and Business Management for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, 1.

Waxman, K. T., (Ed.). (2012). Financial and Business Management for the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Springer Publishing Company.

Kutzin, J., Waxman K. T., Okupniak, C., Nicholas, A., Hanberg, A., Shinnick, M. A. (2011). Simulation Partnership Models: Academia and Service Learning Together. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 7e256-e256.

Waxman, K. T., Nichols, A. A., O'Leary-Kelley, C., Miller, M. (2011). The evolution of a statewide network: The Bay Area Simulation Collaborative. Simulation in Health Care, 6. 345-351.

Waxman, K. T. (2010). Pam Rudisill, MSN, MEd, RN, NEA-BC. Nurse Leader, 8,14-17.

Waxman, K. T. (2010). The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree: My journey. Creative Nursing, 16, 25-28.

Waxman, K. T. (2010). The development of evidence-based clinical simulation scenarios: Guidelines for nurse educators. The Journal of Nursing Education, 49, 29.