Kathleen Kent, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC

Kathleen Kent, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC

Community & Health Systems
Clinical Assistant Professor

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 at Indiana University School of Nursing. In addition to teaching, she is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in school-based clinics for Shalom Health Care Center in Indianapolis after working in private primary care pediatric practice for over 22 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 evidenced-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