Kathleen Sampson, Carroll University faculty

Kathleen Sampson, MSN

Distinguished Lecturer in Nursing 262.650.4934 ksampson@carrollu.edu Henke Nursing NC06




  • University of Phoenix, M.S. in Nursing
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.S. in Nursing

Areas of Specialization

Critical Care, Medical Surgical Nursing, Nursing Education.

Scholarly and Professional Achievements


Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse- CCRN 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support [ACLS]

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Professional Presentations

Kunkel-Jordan, L. A., & Sampson, K. (2011, May). Skills-Expo: Promoting QSEN Competencies through Patient Simulation at the Foundations Level in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program.

2011 QSEN National Forum, "Charting the Course," Milwaukee, WI. Refereed poster presentation.

Kunkel-Jordan, L. A., & Sampson, K. (2011, May). Skills-EXPO: QSEN Competencies and Patient Simulation. 2011 Midwest Healthcare Educators' Academy, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND. Refereed podium presentation

Service to Carroll University and Profession

Carroll University

  • Nursing Department Assessment Committee
  • Nursing Curriculum Committee
  • Nursing Student Retention and events 
  • Nursing Peer Mentor-Evaluator program coordinator

What is your teaching style?

My teaching style will integrate learning through sharing of my years of real-life, nursing practice and experiences. These past experiences will create a rich discussion in the classroom and purposeful, hands-on simulations. The goal is to get students to participate.

Why do you do what you do?

I teach because it is rewarding to share my years of clinical expertise with those students eager to enter the nursing profession. Teaching provides an opportunity to shape the next generation of nurses and ultimately influence the quality of care delivered by future nurses.

How do you make learning engaging?

To engage nursing students in the classroom, I make an interactive classroom with activities that are meaningful and relevant to nursing practice today. As Nelson Mandela wrote, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

What should students know about you?

I am an approachable educator and willing to do my part in helping students succeed by supporting and partnering in your learning. In my spare time, I like to stay physically active and spend time with my family and friends.
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