Clinical Assistant Professor
Ms. Kassity-Krich joined the faculty at the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science as a Clinical Assistant Professor in May, 2011. Professor Kassity-Krich began her career as a neonatal nurse in the NICU, holding various roles within the intensive care setting. She then became the Outreach Ambassador at Children’s Hospital in San Diego for 12 years. In this capacity, Ms. Kassity-Krich had the opportunity to observe and experience neonatal medicine throughout the country. Her interest grew in looking beneath the medical condition at the relationship between clinical medicine and spirituality.
Professor Kassity-Krich recently co-authored, “First Heal Thyself,” which was published in July 2010. She has a healthcare consulting practice that seeks to inspire professionals to align themselves with their work by combining science with soul. This work encompasses speaking, strategic business planning, publishing, and executive coaching. She has had other publications in various journals, including the Journal of Perinatology-Neonatology, Mother Baby Journal, Executive Insights, Clinics of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the web-based journal, MedCom, Inc. She also co-authored, with Jamieson E. Jones, a chapter in Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing (3rd and 4th editions), She has been a reviewer of various clinical texts.
Professor Kassity-Krich has designed and taught educational programs and workshops in neonatal and integrative medicine, and has lectured on the topics of healing and medicine, traditional nursing/medicine, and complementary approaches to nursing/medicine in a variety of medical and non-medical settings.
Ms. Kassity-Krich is a graduate of Leland Kaiser’s Integrative Fellowship Program and continues to be active in its alumni and other programs. She was invited on one of the first international trips to Riga, Latvia with the International Relief Team to support Neonatal Medicine. She consults for Novia Solutions and Novia Strategies for healthcare leadership and hospital operations.