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Dr. Kathyann Marsh

Associate Professor
Clinical Placement Coordinator - MSN Programs

University of San Diego - PhD
University of San Diego - MSN & BSN
Little Company of Mary - Hospital RN

Dr. Kathyann Marsh, a University of San Diego alumna, brings a wealth of experience to USD. With over thirty years of clinical nursing experience, her rich and varied professional career has included staff, administrative, and Clinical Nurse Specialist positions in such departments as the Neonatal ICU, Medical & Cardiac ICU, Operating Room, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Air Ambulance, Staff Development, Clinical Research in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and School Health focusing on the adolescent. 

As a young and determined 19 year-old, Professor Marsh obtained her RN diploma from Little Company of Mary Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and immediately accepted the responsibility of Charge Nurse in the NICU at The University of Chicago Hospital. She went on to obtain her BSN and MSN from USD, focusing on Family Health and Curriculum Development. Professor Marsh has specialized training and holds certifications in Critical Care, Post Anesthesia, Pediatrics and Clinical Research. 

Education of patients, families and nursing staff has been a constant thread throughout Professor Marsh's career. Her passion for education has carried over into her commitment to volunteerism. For the past 16 summers Mrs. Marsh has been on the planning committee and has served as a camp counselor for Camp Wana Kura - a day camp for children with diabetes that is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Currently, Camp Wana Kura serves as a clinical site for MEPN students. 

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Professor Marsh serves as the Clinical Placement coordinator for the MSN programs, including the Master's Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN), the Executive Nurse leader (ENL) and the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). 

Professor Marsh has presented at local and national conferences on topics including: Cross Training of Nurses, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Parenting and School Health. Professor Marsh maintains a Legal Nurse consulting business focusing on Standard of Practice in Southern California.

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Dr. Kathyann Marsh

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