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Kathryn Van Ravenstein A.P.R.N., Ph.D., FNP-BC

Kathryn A Van Ravenstein A.P.R.N., Ph.D., FNP-BC

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  • College of Nursing
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Dr. Kathy Van Ravenstein is an Assistant Professor in the MSN/DNP program at The Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Van Ravenstein earned a Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. In December 2014 she completed her PhD in Nursing at MUSC.

Dr. Van Ravenstein is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2001. Her nursing background is in critical care. She has a diverse nurse practitioner background having practiced in the areas of family and internal medicine, urology, orthopedics, cardiovascular surgery, retail and community health. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Southern Nursing Research Society. She has previously taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her research interests include utilizing technology to manage patients with chronic diseases. Her dissertation work was "The Use of Text Messaging to Encourage Physical Activity in Women with Fibromyalgia."