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Julie Kathman, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, CPN

DNP Program Director & Assistant Professor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 436
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-6841, Fax: 808-956-3257

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Dr. Kathman has over 25 years of experience in the care of women and children as a nurse, clinical nurse specialist and director. She is committed to continue to build on the excellence of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Hawaii. Her passion is leading interprofessional teams to develop and implement evidence-based practice.

Her scholarship focus is quality improvement in maternal child care utilizing the Iowa Model and LEAN methodologies.

Dr. Kathman has received the Daisy Faculty Award at Indiana University and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International.


DNP, University of Southern Indiana
MSN, California State University-Dominguez Hills
BSN, Eastern Kentucky University
Clinical Practice:
Pediatric Inpatient Care (ICU, General), Neonatal Intensive Care, Mother Baby Care

Research Focus

Innovations in care improvement strategies, pediatric and adolescent access to mental health services, needle pain reduction, reducing infant and maternal mortality.

Recent Publications

Hickman, N & Kathman, J. (2017) Reduction of immunization pain and anxiety in pediatric primary care: Using LEAN methodology to improve outcomes. Presentation at Society of Pediatric Nursing Annual Conference April 8, 2017.

Kathman, J. (2017). Texting for Help: A qualitative descriptive study of an anonymous mental health crisis texting service. Poster presentation at Society of Pediatric Nursing Annual Conference April 8, 2017.

Access to Mental Health Support for Youth through Texting, April, 2016. Poster presentation at the 20th Annual Research and Healthcare Issues Conference, University of Southern Indiana.
Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative: Addressing Infant Mortality in Indiana, 2014 retrieved at…

Hensel, D, Kathman, J. (2014) Creating a cord blood neonatal sepsis screening protocol. Clinical Nurse Specialist 28(2):E11-E12

Reising, D, Allen, M, Balaguras, J, Holly, V, Kathman, J, Pashikanti, L, Wellman, D. (2013) Leading and engaging: Major improvement teams to achieve quality nurse-sensitive outcomes. Clinical Nurse Specialist 27(2):E38-E38.
Hensel D, Kathman J, Hendricks R, Ball S. Building partnerships using student role models for neonatal resuscitation simulation. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 2012 Dec;43(12):550-4.

Hansell, K, Kathman, J., Pyron, MS. Clinical Nurse Specialist Utilizing Implementation Science in a Midwest Hospital System. Presentation at National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Optimizing Outcomes: Influencing Across the Spheres March 8-10, 2012; Chicago, Illinois

Kathman, J., Hansell, K., Pyron MS. (2012) Using the Strength of a System to Reduce Deliveries Prior to 39 Weeks Gestation, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, Special Issue: 2012 Convention Proceedings, Volume 41, Issue s1, page S88.

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