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Kathryn Kinyon DNP, CPNP, AHN-BC

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Nursing
Academic Focus
  • Holistic Nursing and self-care with a focus on student outcomes
  • Perception of illness in children with chronic illnesses
  • Health care of children with chronic conditions, while at school
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Kathryn Kinyon is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing Accelerated BSN program. She received her Associates Degree in nursing in 1976 from Lasell College with a BA in Business Administration from Florida State University in 1981. In 1990, Dr. Kinyon received her MSN from the University of Florida. Her thesis involved the study of codeine exposed newborns and their ability to achieve a quiet-alert state. In 2010, Dr. Kinyon received her Doctor in Nursing Practice from the University of Florida completing a study comparing perception of illness between parents and children with cystic fibrosis.

Dr. Kinyon has been a certified holistic nurse since 1998.

Prior to joining the MUSC-College of Nursing, Dr. Kinyon had a long-standing career as a pediatric pulmonary nurse practitioner at the Nemours Children’s Clinic. Her other work experience included developing a medical and educational program for special needs infants and toddlers, program development focusing on non-traditional employment for women, health care safety education for childcare workers and quality improvement coaching for cystic fibrosis centers. Dr. Kinyon is a leader in community education, giving numerous educational lectures on cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases. Dr. Kinyon wrote and lobbied for legislation, which was passed in 2010, allowing children with cystic fibrosis to carry and self-administer pancreatic enzymes while at school.

Dr. Kinyon’s areas of expertise and interest include: holistic nursing, perception of illness, medication adherence, program development, transition of care from childhood to adulthood, quality improvement in healthcare, educational video production discussing chronic illness in children targeting primary care providers and school personal. 

Keywords: perception of illness, medication adherence, quality improvement in healthcare, program development,