Professional Bio

Education

  • D.N.P., University of Colorado, Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • M.S.N., Regis University
  • B.S.N., University of Colorado

I have been influenced by Parker Palmer’s text on the courage to teach.  He states ”teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and about the subject” (p.5). Teaching is a valued focus of my professional career. I continue to seek avenues that will foster these values in my teaching endeavors and have attended conferences exploring the innovative pedagogies used in nursing education.

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Clinical Certifications and Expertise

Clinical Certifications
  • Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatrics
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Certified Nurse Educator

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Pediatric Nurses, Education Committee, past Vice President
  • Western Institute of Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), Governance Committee

 

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests 
  • Pediatric clinical issues/outcomes
  • Nursing education perspective

Recent Publications

Leduc, K., Martin, L., McShea, J. (2014) Communication vulnerabilities: An interprofessional quality improvement project to enhance outcomes. Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology, 21(3).

Leduc, K., Snedden, T., & Campbell, L. (2013). Curricular innovation to integrate the art and science of nursing. The Journal of Nursing Education, 52(7), 416–416. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130620-11

Carlon, S., Bennett-Woods, D., Berg, B., Claywell, L., LeDuc, K., Marcisz, N., Mulhall, M., Noteboom, T., Snedden, T., Whalen, K., Zenoni, L. (2012). The community of inquiry instrument: Validation and results in online health care disciplines. Computers & Education, 59(2), 215–221.

Recent Presentations 

LeDuc K, Whalen K.  Navigate Scenario: LearnScapes for Nursing Research: A Collaborative Pilot Study with Jones and Bartlett Learning. 27th Annual Rocky Mountain Interprofessional Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO: Poster presentation. April 9, 2015.  

LeDuc, K. Curricular Innovation to Integrate the Concepts of Evidence-Based Practice Utilizing Word Cloud Technology. Rocky Mountain Interprofessional Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, March, 2014. 

LeDuc, , K. Western Institute of Nursing Annual Conference, April, 2014.

LeDuc, K.  Regis University Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Excellence, April, 2014.

LeDuc, M. K., Snedding, T., & Campbell, L., Curriculum Innovation to Integrate the Concepts of Evidence-Based Practice, Western Institute of Nursing's 47th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Seattle, WA, April 2014

LeDuc, M. K., Snedding, T., & Campbell, L., Curriculum Innovation to Integrate the Concepts of Evidence-Based Practice, 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Interprofessional Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO, March 2014

LeDuc, K. (April 10, 2013) Communication Vulnerabilities: An Interprofessional Quality Improvement Project, Western Institute of Nursing: 46th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Anaheim, CA.

LeDuc, K. (April 10, 2013) New Graduate Residency Program Appraisal, Western Institute of Nursing: 46th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Anaheim, CA.

LeDuc, K. (March 1, 2013) Communication Vulnerabilities: An Interprofessional Quality Improvement Project, 24th Annual Rocky Mountain regional Interdisciplinary Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO.

LeDuc, K., T. Snedden, Berg, B., Zenoni, L. (2011). Community of Inquiry Model: Validating Evidence in Interprofessional Online Learning. Poster presentation, poster award, Western Institute of Nursing.

LeDuc, K. (2011). New graduate transition program appraisal. Accepted for podium presentation, Rocky Mountain EBP & Research Symposium. Poster presentation, O'Neill Pediatric Annual Conference, Children's Hospital Colorado.

Awards and Recognition

  • Research Grant to explore students’ perception of the clinical learning environment, Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Kappa Chapter, 
    $2200, 2015

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Profession
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Kappa Chapter at Large, Chair, Governance Committee, 2016-present
  • McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE) System, Rater 2008-present
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Grassroots Advocacy Network, Member, 2000-present 
  • New Grad Residency Advisory Board,  Children’s Hospital Colorado, Member, 2015- present
  • March of Dimes, Block Chairperson, 1999-present
  • Coordinator, School Health Screening Programs: St. Catherine’s Grade School, 2011-2015 and Escuela de Guadalupe Grade School, 2015-present
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses, Member, 1990-present

Service to Community

  • Safe Kids Coalition, Children's Hospital Colorado, 1990-present
  • Advisory Board, B Learning, Inc., 2013-2015