Kathleen Winston, Ph.D., RN, serves as Dean for the College of Nursing for the University of Phoenix. Dr. Winston has an insatiable interest in preparing nurses for practice, education and leadership, and is the champion for mentoring new nurse educators. Winston is an accomplished nurse clinician, educator and academic Dean whose career spans more than 30 years.
Her depth and breadth of experience include directing an externally funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant for graduate education in high-risk home healthcare nursing practice, and as a curriculum expert, Dr. Winston was a lead author for the California Healthcare Workforce standardized nursing curriculum state-wide project. Dr. Winston was invited as a member of the Governors Nursing Shortage Taskforce in California, which resulted in the creation of an enrollment growth project funded by the state legislature and continuing today
Dr. Winston holds a Ph.D. in Nursing Science and Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego where she also received a Master of Science in Family Health Nursing and Nursing Education. Most recently, Dr. Winston works as a mentor, coach and advocate for nursing leadership succession planning as she develops strategic plans for preparing the next generation of nurse educators and nursing academic leaders.