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Associate Professor
Associate Director, School of Nursing

28 Schenck Parkway, Suite 307
Phone: (828) 654-6523

Area of Expertise: community/public health/health policy/ leadership

Area of Research Interest: Community needs assessment, Professional Role Development, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), applied learning techniques, use of standardized patients for simulation, disaster preparedness, program evaluation.

Dr. Kae Livsey came to WCU in August, 2013 and is currently teaching in the traditional baccalaureate program, accelerated baccalaureate of science in nursing (ABSN) program, the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program and holds graduate faculty status.

Prior to coming to Western Carolina University, Dr. Livsey was at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she coordinated the community health nursing course and at George Mason University, where she served as both adjunct and research faculty. Dr. Livsey received her BSN at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, her Masters' in Public Health from Emory University in Atlanta, and PhD in Nursing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Her doctoral dissertation explored the impact of variables within the clinical learning environment which impact development of professional behaviors among undergraduate nursing students. Her program of research includes examination of applied learning techniques as well as community needs assessment in local and international settings.

Prior to her work in academia, Dr. Livsey worked in a variety of clinical, corporate and non- profit settings. She currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina.

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