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Kathleen M. White, PhD, MS, RN

Professor Emerita
Kathleen White
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Administration/Health Systems Mngmt
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Policy
  • Leadership/Organizational Culture
  • Nursing Administration
  • Quality Improvement
  • Safety


Kathleen (Kathi) M. White served as director of the MSN (Entry into Nursing), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Master's programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and coordinated the MSN Health Systems Management Track and the MSN/MBA dual degree option. She continues to hold an adjunct faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, where she teaches in the Masters in Education for the Health Professions program, a collaboration of the Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing, Medicine, Public Health, Business, and Education. Dr. White is recognized for her leadership in evidence-based practice. She was an original member of the School of Nursing/Johns Hopkins Hospital collaborative team that developed the widely published, award-winning Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-based Practice Model and Guidelines. Dr. White served as a senior adviser to the Center for Health Workforce Analysis, the Division of Nursing, and the Office of Performance Management in the Bureau of Health Professions at the Health Resources and Services Administration from 2010-2013. Her numerous practice leadership roles have included consulting with Parkway Group Healthcare in Singapore and the primary health care reform project in Armenia; as a member of the Hopkins-Healthways Advisory Group; as a member of the Maryland Health Care Commission's Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide Advisory Committee; as chairperson of the American Nursing Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics from 2006-2010; and as the inaugural chairperson of the Maryland Patient Safety Center's Board of Directors. She is currently the chairperson of the Johns Hopkins Howard County General Hospital Board of Trustees.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Chattopadhyay, A., Zangaro, G. and White, K. (2015). “Practice patterns and characteristics of nurse practitioners in the United States: Results from the 2012 national sample survey of nurse practitioners.” Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 11(2), 170-177.

    Nooney, J., Glos, M., and White, K. (2014). “The U.S. nursing workforce, trends in supply and education–Results in brief.” The American Nurse Today. 9(6).

    White, K., Zangaro, G., Kepley, H., and Camacho, A. (2014). “The Health Resources and Services Administration Diversity Data Collection. Public Health Reports, Supplement 2: Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health.” 129(1), 51-56.

    Stanik-Hutt, J., Newhouse, RP, White, K., Johantgen, M., Bass, E., Zangaro, G., Wilson, R., Fountain, L., Steinwachs, D., Heindel, L., and Weiner, J. (2013). “The quality and effectiveness of care provided by nurse practitioners.” Journal for Nurse Practitioners 9(8), 492-500.

    Newhouse, RP, Weiner, JP, Stanik-Hutt, J., White, K., Johantgen, M., Steinwachs, D., Zangaro, G., Aldebron, J., and Bass, EB. (2012). “Policy implications for optimizing advanced practice registered nurse use nationally.” Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice 13 (2), 81-90.

  • Awards/Honors

    2014 CNS Educator of the Year—National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

    AJN 2012 Book of the Year, Professional Development and Issues Category—The Essential Guide to Nursing Practice: Applying ANA’s Scope and Standards in Practice and Education." Edited by Kathleen M. White and Ann O’Sullivan/

    2012 American College of Nurse Practitioners; Nancy Sharp Edge Runner Award for Advocacy

    2012 Nursing Economic$/Margaret Sovie Writer's Award in recognition of the outstanding article published in Nursing Economic$: "Advanced Practice Nurse Outcomes 1990-2008: A Systematic Review in Nursing Economics." Volume 29, Issue 5

    2012 American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Advocacy Award

    2011 HRSA Office of Special Health Affairs Outstanding Group Performance Award—HRSA Office of Global Health Affairs and Trans-HRSA Global Health Coordination Forum

    2010 National Leadership Service Appreciation Award—American Nurses Association2009 Outstanding State Nursing Leadership Award—Maryland Nurses Association

    2009 Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Nursing Publication Award 2009: "Educational Strategies to Develop Evidence-based Practice Mentors"

    2008 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

    2007 The University of Maryland Dean’s Award for Best Evidence-based Practice Abstract: "Overcoming Implementation Barriers: Integrating Evidence-based Practice and Nursing Research in the Community Hospital Setting, Baltimore, MD."

    2006 Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Graduate Teaching Award

    2005 Sigma Theta Tau International Research Utilization Award

    2004 Sigma Theta Tau Region 12 Research Award

    1999 Leadership Service Certificate—American Nurses Association

    1996 Appreciation Certificate for Volunteerism—Maryland Board of Nursing

    1994 Appreciation Certificate for Volunteerism—Boy Scouts of America

    1991 Volunteer Service Award—Forest Hills Swim Team

    1982 Outstanding Leadership Service Award—Maryland Nurses Association

    1980 Outstanding Volunteer Award—Liberty Rd Recreation and Parks Council

    1976 Phi Kappa Phi—University of Maryland

    1974 Mortar Board—University of Cincinnati (Treasurer, 1974-75)

    1974 Ivy Chain—University of Cincinnati

    1974 Sigma Theta Tau—University of Cincinnati