Katie Anne Haerling (Adamson), RN, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone
253-692-4473
Campus Box
358421
Degrees
Ph.D.
Nursing
Washington State University
2011
M.N.
Nursing
University of Washington Bothell
2008
B.S.N.
Nursing
University of Washington
2003
Introduction

Katie joined UW Tacoma after spending 2010-2011 in Gaborone, Botswana working on HIV/AIDS prevention research with Botswana Harvard Partnership as part of the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program.

In addition to global health, her research interests include the use of technology, specifically human patient simulation, in nursing education and the development and assessment of clinical evaluation instruments. Katie's clinical expertise include maternal-child and medical-surgical nursing.

Katie is a 2014-2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar.

Scholarly Interests
  • Human patient simulation
  • Reliability and validity of clinical/simulation performance evaluation instruments
  • Global health, specifically HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
Methodologies
  • Quantitative: Instrument development/assessment, psychometrics
  • Qualitative: Qualitative descriptive, focus groups
Current Research
  • Comparing experiential learning strategies: Virtual and manikin-based simulations (Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program)