University of Nebraska Medical Center

Patricia Hotaling, DNP, APRN-CNS, RN, AGCNS-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Dr. Hotaling has a background in long-term care, nursing administration and leadership, medical-surgical nursing, including orthopedics, neurosciences, cardiovascular, and wound care. Dr. Hotaling is currently licensed as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse-Clinical Nurse Specialist, with a specialty in Adult-Gerontology. Dr. Hotaling has interests in wound care in the last five years of life, and prevention of avoidable injuries, including falls and pressure injuries.
  • 2010, BSN, UNMC
  • 2018, DNP, UNMC
Research Interests
  • Geriatric Syndromes
  • Delirium prevention and reduction
  • Wound care
Grant Support
  • August 2017-August 2018 Title: Evidence Based Practice Implementation, Award Amount: $1,000, Role: Hotaling, P (P.I.)
  • Hotaling, P. and Black, J. (2021). Teaching the Assessment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Virtually. (In press)
  • Hotaling, P. and Black, J. (2021). Ten Top Tips for Skin Risk Assessment. Wounds International.
  • Hotaling P. (2019). The DON Perspective on Chronic Pressure Ulcers in a Long-Term Care Setting in Today’s Regulatory Environment. Current Dialogues in Wound Management. January 2019.
  • Hotaling, P. and Black, J. (2018). Ten Top Tips End of Life Pressure Injuries. Wounds International 9(1) 6-9.
  • Hotaling, P.B. & Black, J.M. (2018). Ten Top Tips: Palliative Wound Car. Wounds International 9(3). 16-20.
  • Black, J. and Hotaling, P. (2015). Ten Top Tips Bariatric Skin Care. Wounds International 5(3) 13-17.
  • Nursing practice in Cardiac, Long Term Care, Management, Orthopedics/Neurosciences, Pre/Post Op Care.
  • Treasurer, Sigma Honor Society, Gamma Pi-at Large chapter. 2019-Present.
  • Member, Nebraska Nurses Association.
  • Member, American Nurses Association.
  • Member, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Major Isaac Sadler- La Belle Vue Chapter. 2020-Present.
  • Senior Treasurer, National Society Children of the American Revolution, Fort Crook Society Chapter, 2020-Present.
  • Chairman, Lord of Life Lutheran Church 2019-Present.
  • Troop Leader, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, 2018- Present.
  • 2019, UNMC College of Nursing, Distinguished TEAM Award.