Kate G. Sheppard, PhD, RN, FNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Kate G. Sheppard, PhD, RN, FNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Clinical Associate Professor
PMHNP Specialty Coordinator
Nursing

Research and Clinical:

Research and Clinical Interest: 
Compassion fatigue among health care providers
mental distress among vulnerable populations (depression, anxiety disorders),
Clinical Expertise: 
  • psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, private practice
  • emergency and pre-hospital director and provider
  • primary care: family nurse practitioner
Research & Scholarship: 
  • Compassion fatigue among health care providers:
  • Compassion fatigue among hospital-based registered nurses
  • Compassion fatigue among DNP students

 

 

All Funding: 
Funding Source
7/1/2013-12/1/2013
Incorporating Compassion fatigue into DNP curriculum
American Association of Nurse Practitioners' Foundation
PI
6/15/2012-6/14/2013
Compassion fatigue among health care providers
Emmons
PI
7/1/2006-4/1/2008
Depressive symptoms among culturally Deaf adults
Sigma Theta Tau
PI
9/1/2003-4/3/2004
The lived experience of treatment for HCV
Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Iota
PI
Publications: 
In press

Duncan, C., & Sheppard, K. (in review).  The Full Practice Authority Initiative: Lessons Learned from Nevada.  Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 

Sheppard, K. (in press).  Compassion Fatigue among Registered Nurses: Connecting Theory and Research.  Applied Nursing Research.

Haynes, H., Gallek, M., Sheppard, K., Drake, K., & Ritter, L. (in press).  Elements of a Doctor of Nursing Practice-led Transitions of Care Model for Stroke and TIA.  Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

 

2014

Sheppard, K. (2014).  Podium presentation, invited.  Compassion fatigue among health care providers: boundaries and self-care as modifiers.  Veteran’s Administration, Tucson, AZ.  November 20, 2014.

Sheppard, K. (2014).  Deaf adults and health care: Giving voice to their stories.  Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 26(9), 504-510.

Sheppard, K. (2014). Body Dysmorphic Disorder and the Search for Perfection. American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28th National Conference. Nashville: June 2014.

Sheppard, K. (2014). Assessing for suicidal adolescents in primary care settings. American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28th National Conference. Nashville: June 2014.

Sheppard, K. (2014). Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder: When the Terrible 2s Become More Than Terrible. American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28th National Conference. Nashville: June 2014.

Sheppard, K. (2014). Depression among women seen in primary care settings. American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28th National Conference. Nashville: June 2014.

Duncan, C., & Sheppard, K. (2014). Poster presentation. The path to autonomous practice: identifying legislative barriers. Western Institute of Nursing, Annual Research Conference, Seattle, WA: April.

Gora, K., & Sheppard, K. (2014). Poster presentation. Barriers to HPV immunization among males. Western Institute of Nursing, Annual Research Conference, Seattle, WA: April.

Sheppard, K. (2014). Podium presentation. Compassion fatigue among registered nurses: In their own words. Western Institute of Nursing, Annual Research Conference, Seattle, WA: April.

Sheppard, K. (2014). Podium presentation. Toward a better understanding of compassion fatigue among registered nurses. Council for Advancement of Nursing Science. Washington D.C. September, 2014.

2013

Sheppard, K. The meaning of cultural belonging among Deaf adults. Podium presentation, Western Institute of Nursing, Annual Research Conference, Anaheim, CA. April, 2013.

Sheppard, K. (invited). Women with Alzheimer's Type Dementia: Helping the Patient and the Family in the Primary Care Setting. American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28th National Conference. Las Vegas, NV. June, 2013.

Sheppard, K. (invited). Depression among women seen in primary care settings. American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28th National Conference. Las Vegas, NV. June, 2013

Sheppard, K. (invited). Compassion fatigue among health care providers. Nursing Grand Rounds. University of Arizona Medical Center. April, 2013.

Harlow, C., & Sheppard, K. (2013). Using healing touch for depressive symptoms. Western Institute of Nursing, Research Conference, Anaheim, CA. April, 2013.

2012

Badger, T.A., Segrin, C., Figueredo, A.J., Harrington, J., Sheppard, K., Passalacqua, S., et al. (2013). Who Benefits from a Psychosocial Counseling vs. Educational Intervention to Improve Psychological Quality of Life in Prostate Cancer Survivors? Psychology & Health, 28(3), 336-354.

2011

Sheppard, K. Incorporating Compassion Fatigue into Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: Educating for Community Care. Royal College of Nursing, Joint Education Forums 3rd international conference and exhibition. Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 2011.

Sheppard, K. (2011). Lessons learned: Translating ASL English in research settings. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 22(2), 129-134.

Badger, T., Segrin, C., Figueredo, A., Harrington, J., Sheppard, K., et al. (2011). Psychosocial interventions to improve quality of life in prostate cancer survivors and their intimate or family partners. Journal of Quality Health Research, 20(6), p. 833-844.

2010

Sheppard, K., & Badger, T. (2010). Depressive symptoms among culturally Deaf adults. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17(9), 783-789.

2006

Sheppard, K., & Hubbert, A. (2006). The patient experience of treatment for Hepatitis C. Gastroenterology Nursing, 29(4), 309-315.

Running, A., & Sheppard, K. (2006). Minute clinics: Are they a solution for the current times? Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 2(4), 254-255.

Currently there is no publications information for this individual.

Honors and Awards: 
2014
Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Nursing
2014 Inducted, Western Institute of Nursing
2012 Inducted, Fellowship of American Academy Nurse Practitioners
2012: Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Nursing
2009: Most inspirational faculty, UNR
2009: Outstanding faculty mentor, UNR
2008: Excellence in clinical practice, psychiatric mental health NP
2008: Best poster, Western Institute of Nursing Research
2005: Nursing Excellence in Emergency Room Team Nursing, national award winner
2003: Sigma Theta Tau
Education: 
Institution/LocationDegreeAttendedField of Study
University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
PhD
2008
Nursing
University South Alabama, Mobile AL
PMHNP
2008
Psychiatric Mental Health NP
University Nevada, Reno NV
MSN
2003-2004
Nursing Education
Stanford University, Palo Alto
FNP
1980-1981
Advance Practice Nursing
Calif. State University , San Jose CA
BSN
1979-1980
Nursing
University California , Davis, CA
BA
1976
Psychology