Katherine Robbins

Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing
  • School of Nursing

About Me

I have been a bedside nurse for over 15 years. I have worked in areas such as medicine, surgery, intensive care units, antenatal, post-partum, travel nursing in Hawaii, I was a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for the state of Massachusetts, I taught clinical education for Simmons, and most recently I work on oncology and bone marrow transplant units at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I currently live in Boston with my Samoyed dog, Hana.

What I Teach

In the fall teach Introduction to Theory and Evidence-Based Practice; a course that looks into introductory concepts of professional nursing such as the roles of a nurse, therapeutic communication, law, ethics, and various aspects of research, evidence-based practice and their implication to professional nursing practice.

In the spring I teach Health Promotion and the associated Integrated Seminar with Nutrition. In this course we discuss aspects of health promotion, disease prevention, behavioral change models, and global and environmental health. In seminar we discuss the relationships between nutrition and nursing to promote health and prevent disease.