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Kathileen Boozer, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

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Dr. Kathileen Boozer is a practicing Nurse Practitioner (NP/APRN) who specializes in dermatology and community health with previous experience as a full-time assistant clinical professor at Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Baylor University, and Andy & Barbara Gessner College of Nursing, University of Houston. Dr. Boozer graduated from Baylor University in 2003 with a degree in Political Science and History. She began her nursing career after graduating from West Texas A&M with her BSN in 2008. Dr. Boozer pursued her passion for nursing and serving others and became a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2011. She completed a dermatology internship in 2014 and graduated with her DNP from Creighton University in 2018. Dr. Boozer has a broad background in nursing with specific training and expertise in dermatology, skin cancer/ melanoma, and community health/ education. Additionally, Dr. Boozer plays an active role in transdisciplinary research, practice, and policy improvements. Currently, her team is investigating the use of virtual simulation technology for the prevention and early detection of cutaneous melanoma.  As an active advocate for improving healthcare outcomes and as an educator, she brings a creative and innovative spirit with a commitment to improving educational opportunities for healthcare professionals and the general population. Dr. Boozer is a published scholar and serves as the Chair for the AHEC East Board of Directors and Chair of the Texas Nurse Practitioners (TNP) nominations committee. She also serves on the DEIB special interest group for TNP and holds active memberships in AANP, TNP, DNA, ICN NP/APN, and Sigma Theta Tau.  

Awards & Honors

2023                 Texas Nurses Association Outstanding 25 Texas Nurses, honorable mention

2022                 Texas Nurse Practitioner (TNP) Community Award, recognized nominee

2021                 Daisy Award Nominee LHSON, Baylor University

2020                 Faculty Daisy Award Nominee LHSON, Baylor University

2020                 United Nations Foundation Shot @Life Champion Award

2020                 Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA) New Membership Award

2019                 Top 40 Faculty. Award for most positive impact on new students. Baylor University.

2019                 Proposal Development Award. Rossler, Sankaranarayanan, & Boozer (Co-I).

                   Using Virtual Simulation Technology for Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Cutaneous Melanoma.

 

2018                 Creighton University: Magna Cum Laude, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

2014                 Lion of the Year. Lion’s Club International.

2013                 Stewardship Award. Lion’s Club International.

2011                 West Texas A&M University: Cum Laude, MSN-FNP.

​2011                 National Honor Society of Service & Leadership: Induction.

2008                Sigma Theta Tau International: Induction.

2008                West Texas A&M: Cum Laude, BSN

 

 

        Journal Articles 

Boozer, K. (2023/24). Misdiagnosis of common dermatologic conditions in primary care. The Nurse Practitioner. Editorial

invitation. In progress.

Boozer, K. (2023/24). The Emotional Burden of Cutaneous Melanoma. Journal of Dermatology Nurses Association. In progress

Boozer, K., Rossler, K., & Saitta, J. (2022). Effectiveness of Cutaneous Melanoma Education on Knowledge, Confidence, and

Practice Intent Among Graduate Nursing Students. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association. 14(6):251-255. | DOI: 10.1097/JDN.0000000000000710 JDNA-D-22-00011R1

Boozer, K. (2021). Mitigating Melanoma: Early detection and intervention is key for higher survival rates. The American Nurse

Journal. Retrieve from https://www.myamericannurse.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/an4-CE-Melanoma-316.pdf. Editorial Invitation.

Asare, M., Agyei-Baffour, P. Lanning, B., Owusu, A., Commeh, M., Boozer, K., …et. al.   (2020).  Multi-Theory

Model and Predictors of Likelihood of Accepting the Series of HPV vaccination: A cross-sectional study among Ghanaian adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: (17) 571+13; doi:10.3390/ijerph17020571

Benavidez, G., Asare, M., Lanning, B., Ylitalo, K., Fakhoury, C., Thompson, N., Boozer, K., & Mamudu, H. (2020).Young Adult's HPV-

related Knowledge: Source of Medical Information Matters. Public Health: (182) 125-130; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.01.020

Boozer, K. & Tracy, M. (2018). Promoting Education of Cutaneous Melanoma in Doctor of Nursing Practice

Curriculum for Advanced Practice Nursing Students. Scholar Commons; Creighton University. http://hdl.handle.net/10504/118745

Web-based CE Publications & Podcasts

Boozer, K. (2023). Required Annual Opioid/ Controlled Substances Education: a 2-hour CE webinar. Texas Nurse Practitioners

(TNP’s) 2023 Texas Mandated Nurse Practitioner (NP) Annual Continuing Education (CE) Course. https://www.texasnp.org/page/OnlineCECenter Invited. 

Boozer, K. (2023). Required Annual Opioid Alternatives Education: a 1-hour CE webinar. TNP’s Annual CE Course: Texas Mandated

NP Education 2023. https://www.texasnp.org/page/OnlineCECenter Invited. 

Boozer, K.  (2022). The Challenges of Rash Decisions in Adults. Online Course & CNE. Annual 2022 TNP educational opportunity. 

Rubin, K. & Boozer, K. (2021). Nursing Perspectives: Case Scenarios in Melanoma Management. Medscape/Novartis

Online Video CE Course. https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/965067_2 Invited. 

Boozer, K. (2021). Mitigating Melanoma. American Nurses Association. Course & CNE available through

2024.https://www.nursingworld.org/continuing-education/mitigating-melanoma/ Editorial Invitation.

Boozer, K. & Mbriwa, S. (2021). Podcast: The Gospel of Luke and Nursing. LHSON. https://www.baylor.edu/nursing/index.php?

id=976828 Invited.

Boozer, K. (2021). Improving Practice: Prevention, Recognition, and Treatment of Cutaneous Cancers. Recorded webinar and CE

course. Annual 2021 TNP educational opportunity.

 

         Professional Presentations

International 

Boozer, K. (2022).  The Challenges of Rash Decisions in Adults. Podium/Workshop. The 12th International Council of Nurses NP/APN

Network Conference (August 2022) Dublin, Ireland. 

Boozer, K.  (2022). Assessment and Treatment of Acute Cutaneous Injuries. Podium Presentation. The 12th International Council of

Nurses NP/APN Network Conference (August 2022) Dublin, Ireland. 

Boozer, K. (2022). Improving Practice: Prevention, Recognition, and Treatment of Common Cutaneous Cancers. Podium/Workshop.

The 12th International Council of Nurses NP/APN Network Conference (August 2022) Dublin, Ireland. 

Boozer, K. (2022). Cutaneous Wounds and Infections. Podium/Workshop. The 12th International Council of Nurses NP/APN Network

Conference (August 2022) Dublin, Ireland.

Riley, C., Boozer, K., & Spies, L. (2022). Group Podium Presentation: APRNs addressing inequity through sustainable collaboration in

rural India.  The 12th International Council of Nurses NP/APN Network Conference (August 2022) Dublin, Ireland. 

Boozer, K. & Riley, C. (2019). Menstrual Health Inequities: Impact to Rural Population Health. Podium Presentation. Nice

Foundation. Hyderabad, India. 

Boozer, K. & Riley, C. (2019). Understanding Menstruation and Practical Hygiene Practices: Interventions to Improve School

Attendance for Adolescent Girls in Rural India. Podium Presentation. NICE Foundation. Hyderabad, India.

Boozer, K. (2019). Redesigning Re-usable Menstrual Pads to Impact Sustainable Change for Women in Rural India. Starting and

Supporting Cottage Industries. Representatives for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women: UN, UNICEF, & South Indian Government. Hyderabad, India. Invited Keynote Speaker.  

Riley, C. & Boozer, K. (2019). Multiple Pregnancies, Anemia, & the Importance of Birth Spacing. An Educational Program for Rural &

Community Nurses. Hyderabad, India.

Boozer, K. & Riley, C. (2019). Menstrual Beads Workshop. Regional Nursing Education for Community Nurses. Hyderabad, India.

Riley, C. & Boozer, K. (2019). What is Quality Improvement and the Nursing Role? Continuing Education for Nurses. NICE Hospital:

Hyderabad, India.

Boozer, K & Riley, C. (2019). Improving Clinical Nursing Practice using the PDSA Model. NICU RN education. NICE Hospital:

Hyderabad, India.

 

National 

Boozer, K. & Rossler, K.  (2021). Answering the Call: Promoting Cutaneous Melanoma Education for Advanced Practice Nursing

Students. (April 2021) Dermatology Nurses Association 39th National Convention. 

Asare, M., Agyei-Baffour, P. Lanning, B., Owusu, A., Commeh, M., Boozer, K., …et. al. (2020). Multi-Theory Model and Predictors of

Likelihood of Accepting the Series of HPV vaccination: A cross-sectional study among Ghanaian adolescents. Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference. 

Boozer, K. & Sahr, M. (2021). Subversive Lessons on Human Flourishing from the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Podium Panel

Discussion: (Oct 2021) Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, “Living Accountably.”  

 

State

Boozer, K. (2023). Advancing Dermatology Procedure Skills for Primary Care Clinician Practice. Dermatology Skills

Toolbox Podium/Skills Workshop (Sept. 2023) 35th Annual Texas Nurse Practitioner Conference. Dallas, TX. Invited.

Boozer, K. (2023). Opioid Alternatives: Texas Required Prescriber Education. Panhandle Nurse Practitioner Association 30th Annual

Symposium. Podium Presentation (April 22, 2023). Amarillo, TX. Invited.

Hatfield, H., LeChauncy, W., Duong, K., Darnell, L., Schrader, S., Boozer, K., & Dwyer, D. (2023). 

Adding Advanced Practitioner Trainees to an Established Early Trainee IPE Event with Pharmacy, Medicine, and Optometry Trainees. The Texas IPE Consortium. Podium Panel Presentation (April 20, 2023) Houston, TX.

Boozer, K.  (2022). The Challenges of Rash Decisions in Adults. Podium Presentation (Sept. 2022) 34th Annual Texas Nurse

Practitioner Conference. Austin, TX. 

Boozer, K.  (2022). Rash Decisions in Pediatrics. Podium Presentation (Sept. 2022) 34th Annual Texas Nurse Practitioner Conference.

Austin, TX. 

Boozer, K.  & Reitan, R. (2022). Assessment and Treatment of Skin Infections and Wounds. Podium/Skills Workshop (Sept. 2022)

34th Annual Texas Nurse Practitioner Conference. Austin, TX. 

Boozer, K. (2022). Dermatology Skills: Family Practice Workshop. Texas Nurse Practitioner Skills Conference. Podium/Skills

Workshop Dermatology (May 2022). Dallas, TX. Invited.

Boozer, K.  & Rossler, K. (2022). Poster: Effectiveness of Cutaneous Melanoma Education on Knowledge, Confidence, and Practice

Intent Among Graduate Nursing Students. (Sept. 2022) 34th Annual Texas Nurse Practitioner Conference. 

Boozer, K. (2022). A Case of Cutaneous Cancer. Panhandle Nurse Practitioner Association Annual Nurse Practitioner Conference.

Podium Presentation (April 2022). Amarillo, TX. Invited.

Boozer, K. (2022). Pediatric Cutaneous Eruptions. North Dallas Nurse Practitioner Association Annual NP Conference. Podium

Presentation (April 2022).  Dallas, TX. Invited.

Boozer, K. (2021). Improving Practice: Prevention, Recognition, and Treatment of Cutaneous Cancers. 33rd Annual Texas Nurse

Practitioner Convention. Podium Presentation (Sept. 2021). Live webinar.

Boozer, K. & Rossler, K.  (2021). Answering the Call: Promoting Cutaneous Melanoma Education for Advanced Practice Nursing

Students. TNP Poster Presentation. (Sept. 2021) 33rd Annual Texas Nurse Practitioner Conference. 

McCoy, Spies, L. & Boozer, K. (2019).  Skills Workshop: Wound Care, Biopsy, & Suturing. North Texas Nurse Practitioners (NTNP)

Annual Conference. Podium/Workshop (April 6, 2019). Dallas, TX. Invited.

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