Impact in Education: Kathleen Scott, DNP

Kathleen Scott, DNP

Kathleen Scott, DNP

Kathleen Scott, DNP, is the recipient of the Excellence in Educational Service Award. The award recognizes a UNMC volunteer, emeritus or adjunct faculty member who exemplifies the spirit of outstanding teaching and whose contributions are significant and lasting to the advancement of health care learners, health care education or health care professions.

  • Name: Kathleen Scott, DNP
  • Title: Adjunct instructor in the UNMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Joined UNMC: October 2008
  • Hometown: Moraga, California

You are the recipient of the Excellence in Educational Service Award. Why is service to our learners important in health care education?

In the past, educators lectured without regard for the students’ learning styles or preferences. Today, we realize that standing in front of an auditorium full of note-takers is not the optimal way for them to learn. For this reason, we provide problem-based learning, hands-on learning, simulations and one-to-one interaction with educators. We serve the students rather than expecting them to conform to outmoded forms of teaching.

Describe your proudest moment as an educator.

Having educated multiple residents and students over my career, there are many individual moments when I have been immensely proud of the person I was instructing. In each of those moments, the learner was no longer reliant on my instruction to manage a complicated patient situation; the learner found their own way to resolve the issue safely and respectfully. I was no longer an educator, as I had become a colleague. The learner had earned my trust and confidence.

What advice would you give other faculty members who want to have an impact in education?

Be transparent. Ask for feedback so you can customize the teaching style to the unique needs of the student.

Do you have a favorite quote or philosophy on teaching?

Have a servant’s heart as you seek to meet the educational needs of the student.

Learn about the UNMC Impact in Education Awards.


  1. Karen Carlson says:

    Congratulations!! This is a fantastic recognition for our midwifery service and especially for you, Kate.

  2. Missy Ofe Fleck says:

    Congratulations, Dr. Scott! Thank you for all you do for our patients, families, and staff at NMC. Also, thank you for sharing your expertise with all students unconditionally while cultivating their clinical judgment skills. Your dedicated service, relentless desire, and intrinsic drive to educate health care professionals is a true testament of why you are deserving of this award!

  3. Rachel Slowik says:

    Congratulations, Kate!

  4. Jean Amoura says:

    Way to go, Kate! This is a wonderful recognition of what a thoughtful and dedicated teacher you are. I’m proud to have you as a colleague.

  5. amie hollard says:

    I am proud of your accomplishment, Kate. Congratulations.

  6. Gina M Walsh says:

    Congratulations Kate!

  7. Priti Gandhi says:

    Congratulations Dr. Scott! Thank you for all you do for the dental residents.

  8. John Davis says:

    Kate, well deserved recognition! Congratulations!

  9. Lana Molczyk says:

    Wow Kate that is wonderful! Congratulations!

  10. Stephanie Anger says:

    So proud of you!

  11. Maria H says:

    Very well deserved and a result of hard work over the years!

  12. Diane says:

    Congrats Kate! You always taught me so much!

  13. April Kelley says:

    This is an amazing accomplishment and I am so honored to work along side you Kate. Your dedication in educating providers is truly amazing. Congratulations!

  14. Caitlyn B says:

    Congratulations, Dr Kate. It is incredible to see your colleagues, students, and patients sharing beautiful moments and experiences with you. What a well-deserved award for a truly inspiring person. Thank you for educating the future!

  15. Susan Johnson says:

    Congratulations Kate 🎉🍾

    You make our entire family so proud!! Your hard work and dedication to your profession sets and example for all of us. You rock lady👏👏

  16. Stephanie Foraker says:

    Congratulations Kate!
    Eric and I know first-hand about your dedication in the field!

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