School of Nursing

Kathryn Tart, EdD, MSN, RN

Founding Dean and Professor 

  • EdD University of Houston 1999
  • MSN University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 1987
  • BA Luther College 1981 


Phone: 361-570-4295 / 832-842-8218 

Office Hours: Request appointment by email


Professional Expertise:

Clinical background is medical-surgical nursing with a focus in cardiac care.

Teaching expertise is in teaching graduate nursing education courses. 


Professional Accolades:

2011  Good Samaritan Foundation, Excellence in Nursing, Luncheon Chair, September 15th

2010  Bronze Award for Nursing Administration, Good Samaritan Foundation, Houston, TX

2009  2009 Advocate of the Year Award (Inaugural Award), American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, D.C.

2008  Scholarly Research Award from Texas Woman's University

2007  Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Nursing at TWU

2004  Texas Nurses Association District 9 Outstanding Nurse Award  


Research Interest:  Critical Thinking, Persistence in Nursing Education


Selected Articles:

Reid, H., Sportsman, S., Tart, K. (2013). Academic Progression in Nursing: A response to the Future of Nursing, Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, 44(3), 4.

Tart, K. (2012). On Advocating as a Nurse. Perioperative Nursing Clinics, 7, 389-397.

Malecha, A., Tart, K., Junious, D. (2012). Foreign-born nursing students in the United States: A Literature Review. Journal of Professional Nursing, 48(5), 297-305.

Junious, D., Malecha, A., Tart, K., & Young, A. (2010). Stress and Perceived Faculty Support Among foreign-Born Baccalaureate Nursing Students. Journal of Nursing Education. Posted February 26, 2010. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20100217-02

Pine, R. & Tart, K. (January/February, 2007). Return on Investment: Benefits and Challenges of a Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program. Nursing Economic$, 25(1): 13-18, 39.

Ramirez, E., Tart, K., & Malecha, A. (2006). Developing Nurse Practitioner Treatment Competencies in Emergency Care Settings. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 28(4), 346-359.

Symes, L., Tart, K., & Travis, L. (2005). An Evaluation of the Nursing Success Program: Reading Comprehension, Graduation Rates, Diversity. Nurse Educator, 30(5), 217-220.

Northam, S. & Tart, K. (2004). Program Evaluation via Online Enterprise. The e Learning Developers’ Journal, April 19, 2004, 1-8.

Symes, L., Tart, K., Travis, L., & Toombs, M. (2002). Developing expert learners and improving retention of nursing students: The student success program.  Nurse Educator, 27(5), 227-231.







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