Professor Emerita of Cardiovascular Nursing

As Penn Nursing’s associate dean for academic programs from 2006-2015, Kathleen McCauley led and collaborated on efforts that resulted in top tier rankings for nursing education at all levels.

This included the review, development, and implementation of an innovative undergraduate program that emphasizes the integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical experience and has become a national model for 21st century undergraduate nursing education. 

“Continually improving outcomes in nursing education and clinical care is crucial. This has been the focus of my career.” 


  • PhD , University of Pennsylvania , 1990
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania , 1977
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania , 1974