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Kathy Urban is a Registered Nurse at Trinity Health of New England where she is the Valve Program Coordinator. In this role Kathy coordinates the care of the patient with valvular heart disease; developing, implementing, evaluation, and making revision to all aspects of the Valve Program.

Prior to this, Kathy was the Nurse Educator for the Critical Care Division at Trinity Health of New England, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Job responsibilities include: developing, implementing, evaluation, and revising programs for orientation, in-service training, workshops, and continuing education for Patient Care Services. Direct services and/or consultation to the design, presentation, evaluation, and professional development of programs.

Academically, Kathy is adjunct faculty at the University of Hartford where she teaches Nursing Research in the Bachelors of Science degree program in Nursing. This course focuses on the development of nursing research skills through critique of written research reports for application to nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of research to the knowledge base and practice of nursing.

Kathy is also an advanced cardiac life support(ACLS) instructor and basic life support (BLS) instructor and is certified in Critical Care and Cardiac Surgical care. Kathy received her Bachelors of Science degree at Central Connecticut University, and Master’s degree from the University of Hartford.

Kathy has received the National Patient Safety Fellowship award along with the Kathryn Mullane Nursing Excellence Award. Kathy has spoken at the National Institute of Teaching on “Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia”.

Kathy also enjoys, gardening, hiking; and follows world surfing.