Kerry Kosmoski-Goepfert, Ph.D., RN

Kerry Kosmoski-Goepfert
Kerry Kosmoski-Goepfert, Ph.D., RNMarquette University

Clark Hall

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America

Clinical Associate Professor Emerita

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Courses Taught

NURS 1001:  Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition

NURS 3201:  Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research

NURS 4000 :  Quality & Safety in Nursing

NURS 4300:  Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult — Theory

NURS 4301:  Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Adult — Practicum

NURS 4931:  Special Topics in Nursing

NURS 5963:  Chronic Illness Patient Practicum

NURS 6009 :  Organizations and Systems Leadership

NURS 6010: Research and Evidence

HEAL 6049:  Outcomes Management

NURS 6246:  Acutely Ill Patient Practicum

NURS 6351:  Practicum 1: Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill

NURS 6352:  Practicum 2: Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill

NURS 6353:  Practicum 3: Advanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill

NURS 6342:  Advanced Acute Care Concepts and Issues

HEAL 6825: Quality and Patient Safety in Health Care 

HEAL 6840:  The Environment of Health Care Delivery (on-line course)

HEAL 7049:  Outcomes Management

Research Interests

My research interests have centered on health care leadership topics including leadership behaviors, the design of work for registered nurses, the culture of nursing units, and registered nurses job satisfaction and retention. Working in educational administrative positions for over 10 years of my career, I also became interested in creative curriculum designs, high quality educational methods such as simulation learning, and student spirituality and its role in patient centered care. 

Professional Affiliations

Sigma Theta Tau International- Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter


Health Systems Leadership

Nursing Academic Leadership

Adult Acute Care Nursing

Adult Education

Distance Education

Simulation Learning


Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Kosmoski-Goepfert     

Honors and Awards

2018  Marquette University 20-year Service Recognition Award

2017 – present  Advisory Board Member for the Department of Nursing, Mount Mary University, Wauwatosa, WI. 

2014  Simmons Religious Commitment Funds Award.

2007-2008  American Association of Colleges of Nursing Academic Leadership Fellow