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Kathryn Daniel

Name

[Daniel, Kathryn]
  • Associate Professor

Biography

I came to UTA as a doctoral student in 2004 after over 25 years in nursing. Fifteen years as a registered nurse in critical and ambulatory care, then 10 years as a nurse practitioner in primary care, long term care, and home-based primary care to frail older adult populations. After returning to academia to get a PhD in 2008, I was appointed to be the director of the Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner programs at UTA.  

My early work focused on the development of understanding of the mechanisms and natural history of chronic kidney disease in older adults and ways to best measure and quantify kidney function for safe prescribing. Now other projects are primary such as Smartcare: technology applications intended to enable older adults to live safely and independently in the community.  Other related foci of investigation have been in interprofessional education and collaborative practice, older adults with multiple chronic conditions’ access to care, and patient satisfaction of house calls patients – an oft forgotten and vulnerable population.

Professional Preparation

    • 1977 BA in SociologyBaylor University
    • 1978 BSN Baylor University
    • 1988 MS Texas Woman's University
    • 2008 PhD University of Texas at Arlington

Appointments

    • Aug 2017 to Present Director, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Programs
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Nursing and Health Innovation
    • Sept 2014 to Present Associate Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington, College of Health Innovation   Nursing
    • Nov 2015 to Jan 2018 Nurse Practitioner
      Baylor Elder HouseCalls and Transitional Care
    • May 2015 to Aug 2017 Associate Chair, Graduate Program in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Programs
      University of Texas at Arlington, College of Nursing and Health Innovation
    • Sept 2015 to Aug 2016 Interim Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
      University of Texas at Arlington, College of Nursing and Health Innovation
    • Sept 2008 to Aug 2016 Director, Adult & Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner Program
      University of Texas at Arlington, School of Nursing
    • Sept 2008 to Aug 2014 Assistant Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • June 2012 to Sept 2015 Nurse Practitioner
      Dallas Diagnostic Association - Plano
    • Oct 2007 to Mar 2012 Nurse Practitioner
      Baylor Senior Health Center at Fair Park
    • Sept 2007 to Sept 2008 Interim Director, Adult & Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner Program
      University of Texas at Arlington, School of Nursing
    • Sept 2007 to Sept 2008 Clinical Instrtuctor
      University of Texas at Arlington   Nursing
    • Mar 2002 to Sept 2007 Administrative Supervisor, prn
      Baylor University Medical Center
    • Apr 2002 to Oct 2006 Nurse Practitioner
      Physician’s Geriatric Services, P.A
    • Sept 2005 to Aug 2007 Graduate Research Assistant
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2005 to Dec 2005 Adjunct Clinical Faculty
      Texas Woman's University
    • Sept 2003 to Aug 2005 Associate Clinical Professor
      Texas Woman's University
    • May 1993 to Mar 2002 Advanced Practice Nurse
      Baylor Geriatrics Center
    • Jan 1988 to May 1993 Clinical Manager
      Day Hospital and Same Day Surgery; Baylor University Medical Center
    • Jan 1985 to Jan 1988 Administrative Supervisor
      Baylor University Medical Center
    • May 1978 to Jan 1985 ICU Staff Nurse
      Baylor University Medical Center   Thoracic Surgical ICU and ICU Float Pool

Memberships

  • Membership
    • May 2013 to Present Sigma Theta Tau, International
    • Jan 2010 to Present Gerontological Society of America
    • Dec 2000 to Present American Geriatrics Society
    • Sept 2000 to Present Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association

Awards and Honors

    • May  2012 Outstanding Committee Member; Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee, 2012 sponsored by American Geriatrics Society, Clinical Practice and Models of Care
    • May  2012 American Geriatrics Society Fellow sponsored by American Geriatrics Society Award Details
    • Jul  2010 Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Research Summer Scholar sponsored by Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University
    • Jul  2009 Summer Scholar sponsored by National Institute on Aging
    • Feb  2008 "Nurse as Scientist" podcast competition sponsored by Southern Nursing Research Society

Research and Expertise

  • Chronic kidney disease in older adults

    I am interrested in the associated factors/diseases which occur with chronic kidney disease in older adults

  • technology adoption by older adults

    I am interested in learning more about how technology applications designed to improve quality of life and promote healthy living may be adopted by older adults

  • Interprofessional education and collaborative practice

    interprofessional education is "learning with and from learners of other health care professions" 

Publications

      Journal Article Accepted
      • Beaudry, R., Haykowsky, M. & Daniel, K. () Meta-Analysis of Exercise Training on Vascular Endothelial Function in Cancer Survivors submitted to Integrative Cancer Therapies

        {Journal Article }
      Accepted
      • Daniel, K.M., (2018). Present and Future Needs for Nurses. (accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research. 

        {Journal Article }
      Published
      • Jideofor, V., Young, C., Huber, M., Zaruba, G., & Daniel, K. (2012). Intelligent sensor floor for fall prediction and gait analysis. (Technical No. CSE - 2012-4). Arlington, TX: CSE-UTA.

        {Journal Article }
      Accepted
      • Burn, N. B., Sassaman, P., Daniel, K., Huber, M., & Zaruba, G. (2016). PESTO: Data Integration for Visualization and Device Control in the SmartCare Project. Proceedings: The First IEEE International Workshop on PervAsive Technologies and care systems for sustainable Aging-in-place, 2016.(accepted for publication)

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 2017
      • Huber, M, Zaruba, G., Burns, N., & Daniel, K. (2017). SmartCare: an Introduction. Presented at PerHealth2017 meeting in Kona, Hawaii March 13-17, 2017.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Journal Article 2017
      • Smith-Osborne, A., & Daniel, K. (2017). Concurrent infusion of integrated behavioral health practice into social work field and classroom instruction. Journal of Social Work Education, , 1-10.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2016
      • Haykowsky MJ, Daniel K, Bhella P, Sarma S, Kitzman D, Heart Failure
        Exercise Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: Who, When and How Intense?, Canadian Journal of Cardiology
        (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2016.06.001

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2016
      • Burns, N. B., Sassaman, P., Daniel, K., Huber, M., & Záruba, G. (2016). PESTO: Data integration for visualization and device control in the SmartCare project. Paper presented at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops (PerCom Workshops), 1-6. doi:10.1109/PERCOMW.2016.7457137

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Textbook 2016
      • Daniel, K. (2017). The effect of nurse practitioner directed transitional care on medication adherence and re-admission outcomes of elderly congestive heart failure patients. In J. R. Gray, S. K. Grove, & S. Sutherland (Eds.), The Practice of Nursing Research 8th Edition; Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence (8th ed., pp. 634-646). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2014
      • Daniel, K., Upshaw, M., Plank, L., & Nunnelee, J. (2014). Dementia screening and management practices of advanced practice registered nurses in Texas. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(5), 308-315. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2014.02.014

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2014
      • American Geriatrics Society Ethics Committee and Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee. (2014). American Geriatrics Society feeding tubes in advanced dementia position statement. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/jgs.12924

        {Journal Article }
      2014

      Conference Proceeding 2012
      • Jideofor, V., Young, C., Huber, M., Zaruba, G., & Daniel, K. (2012). Intelligent sensor floor for fall prediction and gait analysis. (Technical No. CSE - 2012-4). Arlington, TX: CSE-UTA.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Journal Article 2012
      • Daniel, K. (2012). Wii-hab for pre-frail older adults. Rehabilitation Nursing: The Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, 37(4), 195-201.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2012
      • American Geriatrics Society Expert Panel on the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity. (2012). Patient centered care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions: a stepwise approach from the American Geriatrics Society. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. advance online publication doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04187.x

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2012
      • American Geriatrics Society Expert Panel on the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity. (2012). guiding principles for the care of older adults with multimorbidity: an approach for clinicians. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. online publication doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04188.x

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2011
      • Daniel, K., Cason, C., L., & Shrestha, S. (2011). A comparison of glomerular filtration rate estimating equation performance in an older adult population sample. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 38(4), 351-356.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2010
      • Raudonis, B. & Daniel, K. (2010). Frailty: An Indication for Palliative Care. Geriatric Nursing, 31(5), 379-384.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Conference Paper 2009
      • Daniel, K., Cason, C. L., & Ferrell, S. (2009, June). Daniel, K., Cason, C.L. & Ferrell, S. Assistive Technologies for use in the home to prolong independence. Paper presented at AHETA (Assistive HealthCare and Educational Technologies for special groups), a conference of PETRAE (Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments), Corfu, Greece.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2009
      • Daniel, K., Cason, C. L., & Ferrell, S. (2009, November). Emerging Technologies to Enhance Safety of Older People in their Homes. Geriatric Nursing.
        {Journal Article }
      2009
      • Daniel, K. & Schmelzer, M. (2009, November). Why are we still using meperidine (Demerol) for conscious sedation?. Journal of Gastroenterology Nursing, 32(4), 298-301.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2007
      • Daniel, K. (2007). Assessment of renal status and related research. Geriatric Nursing, 28(3), 167-168.
        {Journal Article }
      2007
      • Daniel, K. & Cason, C. (2007, April). Estimating Glomerular Filtration Rate in the Elderly. Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
        {Journal Article }

Presentations

    • July  2017
      Effect of Exercise Training on Vascular Function in Cancer Survivors: A Meta-Analysis
      a meta-analysis of existing research concerning the effect of exercise training on vascular function in cancer surviviors
    • October  2016
      Assessment of the Aging Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease

      Invited presentation at American Nephrology Nurses Association Annual Fall meeting October 8, 2016 at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA.

    • September  2015
      The Effects of Nutritional Status Assessment by Pre--albumin Level and its Effects on Functional Independence Measures (FIM) in Adult Patients after Fall and Fracture

      Poster presented at the annual meeting of Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association in San Antonio, TX September 30-October 2, 2015. Co-author: Saeed Niyati

    • May  2015
      Framing Decisions about Advanced Directives

      poster presentation; co-authors: Courtney, M., Spivey, C., Brown, T., Zhiyong, Y., and Boardman, B.

    • May  2015
      In Patients with Confusion, Admission Renal Function Predicts Poor Discharge Outcomes

      poster presentation.  co-author: Belinda Vicioso, MD

    • February  2015
      Care of Older Adults

      common geriatric syndromes, age related conditions, elder abuse, dementia and end of life issues.

    • February  2015
      Dementia Screening and Management Practices of APRNs in Texas

      poster presentation; co authors: Plank, L., Upshaw, M., & Nunnelee, J.

    • February  2014

      The Effect of an Exercise Intervention on Quality of life of Pre-Frail Older Adults

      part of a symposium presentation on Health Promotion for Healthy Aging in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

    • September  2013

      Successful Nurse Practitioner Transitional Care

      A descriptive analysis of the interventions employed by nurse practitioners which were associated with successful prevention of elderly CHF patient hospital re-admission.

  • Past
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      Daniel, K. (2012). Impaired cognition and CKD: Acute Delirium.
       Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the American Nephrology Nurses Association
  • Past
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      Daniel, K. (2012) Guiding Principles for the Care of Multimorbid Older Adults.
      presentation at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
  • Past
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      Daniel, K. (2012). Medication safety in the care of patients with multimorbidity.
       Podium presentation at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Past
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      Daniel, K. (2012). Pharmacogenetics in Geriatrics and Adult Palliative Care.
       Invited presentation in Virtual Symposium:  Therapeutic and Ethical Implications of Genomics for Nursing Practice
  • Past
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      *Daniel, K. (2012). Mediating Factors of Technology Adoption by Senior Adults: Enablers and Barriers.
      invited presentation at 7th Hogstel Gerontological Nursing Symposium at Texas Christian University
  • Past
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      Daniel, K., Hamby, D., & Kahveci, K., (2011). An Update on Clinical Practice Guidelines and Position Statements that Affect the Care of Older Adults.
       Presented at the annual meeting of Texas Nurse Practitioners
  • Past
    •  
      Daniel, K., Hamby, D., Kahveci, K., & Marinelli, J.(2011) An Update on Clinical Practice Guidelines and Position Statements that Affect the Care of Older Adults.
       Presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontologic Advanced Practice Nurses Association
  • Past
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      *Daniel, K., & Ray, C. (2011) PerFormance Trial for Pre-Frail Elderly.
      Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Nurses Research Society
  • Past
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      *Daniel, K., Cazzell, M., & Cason, C.L. (2010). Elder Risk Behavior: Psychometric Evaluation of Tower of Hanoi and Balloon Analogue Risk Task in an Aging Sample.
       Presentation at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America
  • Past
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      *Daniel, K., Cazzell, M., & Cason, C.L. (2010). Elder Risk Behavior: Psychometric Evaluation of Tower of Hanoi and Balloon Analogue Risk Task in an Aging Sample.
      Presentation at the annual Research Day of Delta Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Past
    •  
      Daniel, K., Cason, C.L. & Ferrell, S. (2009). Assistive Technologies for use in the home to prolong independence. Presentation to AHETA (Assistive HealthCare and Educational Technologies for special groups), a conference of PETRAE (Pervasive Technologies
  • Past
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      Dementia Screening and Management Practices of APRNs in Texas

      poster accepted for presentation

  • Past
    •  
      In Patients with Confusion, Admission Renal Function Predicts Poor Discharge Outcomes

      poster presentation

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Feb 2017 to Feb 2019 Mechanisms and management of exercise intolerance in older heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction sponsored by  - $308416
    • July 2014 to June 2017 Preparing Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Students to Facilitate Safe Transitions for Older Adult Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions sponsored by  - $754236
    • Apr 2014 to Apr 2015 Patient Satisfaction of Frail, Elderly, House Calls Patients sponsored by  - $2800
    • Sept 2010 to Aug 2015 Smartcare. A congressionally directed equipment grant. Daniel: project director. Co-investigators: Huber, Zaruba, Cason. sponsored by  - $634000
    • Mar 2012 to Feb 2015 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Intelligent Environments for Healthy Living and Aging in Place. PI: Huber, Co-PIs: Ahmad, Daniel, Cason, Zaruba. sponsored by  - $244989
    • June 2011 to Sept 2013 Mediating Factors of Technology Adoption by Senior Adults: Enablers and Barriers sponsored by  - $4080
    • Sept 2011 to Sept 2012 Successful Nurse Practitioner Transitional Care sponsored by  - $2000
    • June 2009 to May 2010 PerFoRmance Trial for Pre-Frail Elderly sponsored by  - $19860
    • June 2009 to May 2010 Elder Risk Behavior: Psychometric Evaluation of the Tower of Hanoi and Balloon Analogue Risk Task in an Aging Sample sponsored by  - $1000

Students Supervised

  • Doctoral
    • Present
      Comparison of Factors Associated with Hospital Readmission in a Cohort of HouseCalls Patients compared with a Cohort of Transitional Care Patients.
    • Jan 2016
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      A Correlational, Descriptive Study of Factors Associated with Functional Decline in Assisted Living Residents
    • May 2015
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       Effect of early nutritional screening on FIM scores at discharge of patients who have suffered a fall with orthopedic injury prior to skilled acute care nursing facility admission

Collaborators

Courses

Service to the Community

  • Elected
    • Sept 2011 to  July 2017 Advisory Board member to Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging

      I served as an advisory board member to the Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging

Service to the Profession

  • Elected
    • May 2007 to  Present Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee

      This is a standing committee of the American Geriatrics Society

    • Sept 2012 to  Aug 2015 Clinical Practice Committee

      This is a standing committee of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association

    • Sept 2016 to  Present Chair GAPNA Annual Program Committee

      Chair of the program committee for the annual meeting of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.

    • Feb 2015 to  Aug 2016 Aging RIG Co-chair for SNRS

      I was the co-chair for the Aging Research Interest Group of the Southern Nursing Research Society

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2013 to  Present University Committee on committees

      To assist the Dean in making appointments to University level committees who can best represent the College of Nursing.

    • Aug 2010 to  May 2015 PhD in Nursing Diagnostic Committee

      To advise College of Nursing PhD students on their continued study and curriculum.

  • Elected
    • Sept 2015 to  Present Faculty Senate

      I serve as a Faculty Senator representing the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. It is an elected position.

    • Aug 2017 to  Present Chair, College of Nursing Tenure & Promotion Committee

      This committee of tenured faculty in the College of Nursing sets policy and makes decisions regarding tenure and promotion of College of Nursing faculty members.

Administrative Appointment

  • 2015
    • May 2015 to Aug 2017 - Associate Chair for Nurse Practitioner, University of Texas at Arlington   College of Nursing and Health Innovation