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

Clinical Assistant Professor


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-6539



  • 2010, BSN, UNMC
  • 2018, DNP, UNMC


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.


Research Interests

  • Geriatric Syndromes
  • Delirium prevention and reduction
  • Wound care

Grant Support (Previous 5 years)

August 2017-August 2018
Evidence Based Practice Implementation, $1,000, 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.