Dr. Kathleen Ohman

Kathy Ohman

Professor, Department of Nursing

[email protected] 
Office: Main 439
Phone: 320-363-5193


  • EdD in Educational Policy & Administration from the University of Minnesota, 1997
  • MS in Nursing from the University of Minnesota, 1987
  • MS in Special Studies: Health Care Education from St. Cloud State University, 1978
  • BS in Nursing from the College of Saint Benedict, 1973

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Health
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Nursing Education

Clinical Experience

  • St. Cloud Hospital, Float Pool, Surgical Nursing Units, Operating Room
  • Clinical supervision of students at St. Cloud Hospital, ICU, CCU, telemetry, progressive units, medical-surgical units, orthopedic unit, operating room, post anesthesia care unit, oncology unit, and rehabilitation unit.
  • Clinical supervision of students in ICU and CCU at North Memorial Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and Mercy Hospital
  • Clinical supervision of students at Minneapolis Veterans Administration Center, General/Vascular Surgery Unit
  • Clinical supervision of students in Peds, OB, Med-Surg, ICU, and CCU at Monticello-Big Lake Hospital
  • Clinical supervision of students at Monticello-Big Lake Nursing Home

Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of leadership and management, and use of evidence-based nursing practice. 

Recent Scholarship

  • Ohman, K. (2017). Davis's Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • MN Baccalaureate Nursing Skills Group (one of eight authors; manuscript submitted and in review). Student Nurses' Reported Thinking During Medication Administration. Journal of Nursing Education
  • Ohman, K. (2012) Davis's Alternate Format Items for the NCLEX-RN® Examination. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Ohman, K. (2010). Davis's Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Basol, R., Ohman, K., Skillings, K. Simones, J. (2009) Using Research to Determine Support for a Policy on Family Presence During Resuscitation.  Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 28(5), 237-249. 
  • Ohman, K. (2009). Revitalizing for success with active learning approaches. In L. Caputi & L. Engelmann (Eds.). Teaching nursing: The Art and Science, volume 3. (2nd ed).  Illinois: College of DuPage Press. (chapter revision for updated edition)
  • Ohman, K. (2007). Using evidence-based practice to reduce ventilator associated pneumonia. Southern African Journal of Critical Care, 23(1), p. 35.

Recent Scholarly Presentations

  • Ohman, K., & Daniels, J. (2016). Student Nurses’ Reported Thinking during Medication Administration, Presentation at the nursing conference “Transforming Healthcare: A Pathway to Nursing Excellence”, January 13-14, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii. (1/14/17)
  • Ohman, K. Revitalize for Success with Active Learning Approaches, poster presentation at the 3rd Annual Nursing and Allied Health Educators Conference at Sea, 6/7-14/2016
  • Ohman, K. NCLEX-RN® Overview & Item Writing. College St. Benedict/St. John’s University, Nursing Faculty (12/11/15)
  • Simones, J. Neal, D. O., Schug, V. Blazovich, L., Ohman, K. A. Student nurses’ thinking during medication administration-The collaborative research process between multiple nursing programs in designing, implementing, and analyzing research findings. Annual International Conference on Nursing, 4-7 May 2015, Athens, Greece. (5/4/15)