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Keigwin School of Nursing

Office location

2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Office hours

Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Dr. Kathleen Kavanagh

Director of Simulation Training and Applied Research (STAR); Assistant Professor

Email address  kkavana2@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7949
Resume or CV  CV
Office location  BRCHS 237
Office hours  By appointment

Areas of Specialization

Adult and Geriatric care, Bioethics, Medical Humanities, Healthcare Simulation curriculum development and implementation.  


  • DMH, Drew University
  • MSN, Ed, University of Medicine and Dentistry/Ramapo College
  • BSN, Felician College

Professional Information

Dr. Kathleen Kavanagh is the Director of Simulation Training and Applied Research (STAR) and an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Jacksonville University Keigwin School of Nursing. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1987, with a diverse professional nursing background. Professor Kavanagh obtained an ADN from Bergen Community College, BSN from Felician College, MSN, Ed from University of Medicine and Dentistry/Ramapo College, and her DMH from Drew University.  Her primary research interests include 1) the development and implementation of collaborative inter-professional simulation healthcare curriculum and experiential student learning experiences such as telehealth; 2) academic-service partnership development, effectiveness, and sustained professional relationship; and 3) the development and publication of humanistic training exercises for health care professionals.