UMass Boston

Kathleen Kafel

Senior Lecturer III
Quinn Administration Floor 02

Areas of Expertise

Medical-Surgical Adult Health Nursing, Innovative Methods of Clinical Education, Transitioning Clinicians in Becoming Clinical Educators


Currently Enrolled, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (PhD, Nursing Education)
MS, University of Massachusetts Boston (Gerontology)
BS, Salve Regina University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Professor Kafel’s interests and experience are in medical-surgical nursing and nursing education. Kathleen is available and has been a guest speaker at local vocational/technical high schools regarding careers in nursing. She regularly represents the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at information sessions and Welcome Day events. She is the director and coordinator of biannual presentations by Dedicated Educational Unit students at Brigham and Women’s, Massachusetts General Hospital and Good Samaritan Medical Center, which are directed towards the improvement of patient care, teamwork and collaboration and quality initiatives.

Teaching Expertise
Adult Health Nursing, Nursing Process, Skills and Transitioning from a Clinical to an Educator Role

Awards and Accomplishments
Outstanding BS Poster Presentation, Eastern Nursing Research Society
Innovative Teaching Award, Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing
Excellence in Nursing Education, “Salute to Nursing Education”, The Boston Globe

Clinical Practice
Clinical Nurse, Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Instructor, Boston Medical Center