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Kathy Plitnick PhD, RN, CCRN

Assistant Professor    

PhD, Nursing. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 2002. Exercise Physiology [minor].
Dissertation - Predictors of Adherence to Exercise After Heart Transplantation.

MSN, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist. Northwestern State University, Shreveport, LA. 1993.

BSN, Nursing. Central State University, Edmond, OK. 1985.

BS, Nutrition & Dietetics. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. 1982.


Clinical Expertise
Cardiovascular Critical Care
Emergency Services

Research Interests
Critical care issues of the adult patient.

Selected Publications

  • Plitnick, K.R., Biehl, K., & Meinken, C. (2015). Shivering suppression in therapeutic hypothermia. Nursing 2015: Critical Care. 10(5), 22-26.
  • Plitnick, K.R. (2014). Coronary artery bypass grafting. Nursing 2014: Critical Care. 9(6), 32-37.
  • Holtz, C., Plitnick, K., & Friedman, M. (2013). Global Perspectives on Nutrition. In C. Holtz (Ed.), Global health care: Issues and policies. 2nd edition. (pp. 355-381). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Emergency Nurses Association