Kathleen Kent, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Kathleen Kent, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Community & Health Systems
Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
Clinical Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program

Contact Information

Email: kaakent@iu.edu
Phone: 317-274-4547
Nursing W423, Indianapolis


DNP, Rush University
MSN, Rush University
BSN, Indiana University
Diploma, Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing


Dr. Kent is a clinical assistant professor and coordinator of the pediatric Nurse Practitioner track in the MSN program. She is also serving as the interim Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. As Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has practiced in school-based clinics and private primary care pediatric practice for over 24 years. She is board-certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is a Fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Her area of scholarship is evidence-based practice for topics such as children's oral health care, atopic dermatitis health literacy and interprofessional education. She has published articles and presented on these topics at the local, state, national and international levels. She was awarded Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in 2017.

Selected Publications

Kent, K. A. & Clark, C.A. (2018).  Open wide and say a-ha: Adding oral health content to the nurse practitioner curriculum.  Nursing Education Perspectives. 39(4), 253-254.

Kent, K.A. & Clark, C.A. (2018).  Skin deep:  simplifying practice guidelines for children with atopic dermatitis.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care 32(5), 507-514.

Clark, C.A., Kent, K.A., & Riesner, S.A. (2018). A new approach for solving an old problem in nurse practitioner clinical education. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Apr; 14(4): e69-75.

Clark, C.A., Kent, K.A., & Jackson, R. (2016).  Open mouth, open mind: Expanding the role of primary care nurse practitioners. J Pediatr Health Care, 30(5), 480-488. PMID: 27554397