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Kathryn Parrish, MSN, RN, CNE

Title: Assistant Professor, Nursing
Director of Simulation
Phone: 678-717-2386

Office: Continuing Education Building 109, Gainesville
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Katie Parrish began her nursing career working on an Orthopedic/Neurology/Urology/Plastic Surgery adult unit. She then spent six years at an Internal Medicine practice managing clinical research trials (primarily osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis medications). After returning to an adult medical-surgical unit while completing her MS in Nursing Education, she received her current teaching position. She is the Director of Simulation for the College of Health Sciences and Professions. She is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) through the National League for Nurses (NLN) and a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She was also a 2015 National League for Nursing Sim Leader.

Courses Taught

NURS 1100  Basic Concepts Essential to Nursing Practice
NURS 1110  Fundamental Concepts/Integrative Nursing Skills
NURS 1020  Nutrition Therapy
NURS 1130  General Principles of Nursing Pharmacology
NURS 1200  Professionalism in Nursing I
NURS 1205  Professionalism in Nursing II
NURS 1001  Pre-Nursing Strategies


  • MSN, Nursing Education, North Georgia College and State University, 2008
  • BSN, Nursing, North Georgia College and State University, 2001
  • ASN, Nursing, North Georgia College and State University, 1999

Research/Special Interests

Healthcare Simulation in education, healthcare technology, nursing education, Interprofessional Education


Parrish, K. (2010). Osteoporosis and the surgical patient. Association of Operating Room Nurses. AORN
Journal, 91(6), 762-762-9; quiz 770-2. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2010.02.013

Work Experience

Hospital staff nurse; Manager of Clinical Research at a private practice; Manager of Operations at a private practice; University faculty

Personal Information

National League for Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau, Georgia Association of Nursing Education; Georgia Association of Nursing Students - Faculty Advisor

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