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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

Executive Director of the Jacksonville University Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, Healthcare Simulation Center.

BRCHS Healthcare Simulation Center

Email address  kkavana2@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7949
Resume or CV  CV
Office location  5940 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207
Office hours  By appointment

Areas of Specialization

Adult and Geriatric care, Bioethics, Medical Humanities, Healthcare Simulation Curriculum Development and Implementation, Research and Prototype Development.    


  • DMH, Drew University 
  • MSN, Ed, University of Medicine and Dentistry/Rutgers University 
  • BSN, Felician University 
  • ADN, Bergen Community College 

Professional Information

Dr. Kathleen Kavanagh is the Executive Director of the Jacksonville University Healthcare Simulation Center. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1987 and Dr. Kavanagh’s diverse professional nursing background supports the following primary research interests 1) the development and implementation of effective collaborative inter- professional simulation healthcare curriculum and simulation scenarios focused on quality and safe patient care, experiential remote learning experiences including but not limited to telehealth; 2) academic-community healthcare providers and emergency responders partnerships, effective training development, and sustained professional relationships; 3) the inclusion of medical humanities and ethics in patient care simulation training exercises; and 4) research and prototype development.