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Colleen King, DNP, MA, MS, RN

Colleen King
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Neurology/Neurobiology
  • Pulmonary
  • Simulation


Colleen King serves as a clinical and lab instructor, a clinical coordinator, and a faculty mentor in the pre-licensure Master’s (Entry into Nursing) program. As a clinical coordinator, she has taught simulation in all of the adult health and synthesis courses in the Master’s Entry Program. Dr. King is a Cohen Scholar with a master’s degree in nursing education and is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). As a Cohen Scholar, she has been able to update didactic course materials and modules and provide assessment feedback on assignments in the Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate program. She is passionate about adult learning strategies and has been able to incorporate various techniques with her students, including development of virtual clinical and lab experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her nursing specialties include neurology, telemetry, and orthopedics, and she held a certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing (CMSRN). She completed the Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner DNP at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in May 2021. The daughter of a veteran, Dr. King is passionate about veterans’ health care and challenges. Her doctoral project sought to increase understanding of the barriers of veterans to seeking health care at the Veterans Health Administration. Prior to becoming a nurse, Dr. King provided care, evaluation, and prevention of injuries as an athletic trainer to collegiate athletes at several Maryland universities.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research
    • DNP Scholarly Project: A Survey of Gulf War II Veterans Using Social Media to Assess Barriers to the Completion of the Registration and Enrollment at the Veterans Health Administration. PI: Kimberly McIltrot,; study coordinator: Colleen King, IRB00252292. This DNP project’s purpose is to ascertain intent, confidence, as well as specific barriers to the completion of the eligibility, registration, and enrollment process at the Veterans Health Administration among Gulf War II veterans. This quality improvement research study is a mixed-methods, descriptive design using an anonymous 14-question surveys on the Qualtrics platform. No identifiable personal participant data will be collected. Recruitment of participants will begin in September 2020 by posting the survey link using the University of Maryland Global Campus private veterans’ group on Facebook. Data collection will continue through December 2020.
    • MNA Poster Presentation 2015