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Kathleen Becker: Faculty Directory
Kathleen L. Becker, DNP, MSN, RN, CRNP
“The value of patient centered interprofessional education and practice to enhance collaboration, build teams, and improve patient outcomes is foundational for all health discipline”.
As a clinician, scholar, and nurse educator, Dr. Kathleen Becker is committed to the provision of primary care services to complex community dwelling underserved populations. As a nurse practitioner, she has always worked interprofessionally in high functioning teams providing integrated person centered care to the homeless population at Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore, and, most recently, to frail inner city homebound elders through the CAPABLE Program.
“To provide optimal care to these complex populations, each discipline must perform to their full scope of practice”. Dr. Becker is currently collaborating with physicians, pharmacists, and chaplains to develop and test curricula for these students and trainees to learn “with, from, and about one another” in the provision of patient and family centered care. Dr. Becker is a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow of the National Academies of Practice and has been recognized for her work to enhance diversity in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Becker coordinates the Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the School of Nursing and teaches in the Master’s and Doctoral programs.