Professional Bio


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

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Pediatric Nurses, Education Committee, past Vice President
  • Safe Kids Coalition, Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Western Institute of Nursing
  • Friends of Nursing (FON)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), past Chapter Secretary, past Chair Scholarship Committee

Clinical Certifications and Expertise

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

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.

LeDuc, K. Kotzer, A. (2009). Bridging the gap: A comparison of professional nursing values of students, new graduates, and staff. Journal of Nursing Education Perspectives, 30(50), 279-284.

Recent Presentations 

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.

LeDuc, K. et al, (2010). Evidence-based nursing practice: Making it work at the bedside. Poster presentations: Rocky Mountain EBP & Research Symposium, Western Institute of Nursing.

LeDuc, K. (2010). Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Stressors & Coping Resources. Podium presentation, Rocky Mountain Research & EBP Symposium, Western Institute of Nursing. Poster presentation, poster award.

LeDuc, K. (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). Evidenced-based education: Innovative teaching tools for children. Podium presentations at Society of Pediatric Nurses, Western Institute of Nursing national conferences, and Rocky Mountain Research and Evidenced-Based Practice Symposium, locally. Presentation revised each year describing students' creative works.

Awards & Recognition

  • Sigma Theta Tau Scholarship, University of Colorado-Colrado Springs Beth-El College of Nursing, Xi Phi Chapter, 2009
  • Research Institute Grant Award: Children's Hospital Colorado, Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Stressors and Coping Resources, 2009