Katherine Bydalek, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC

Katherine Bydalek, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor


  • PhD, Touro University, 2005
  • MSN, University of South Alabama, Family Nurse Practitioner, 1997
  • BS, University of St. Francis, 1994
  • ADN, Shelton Community College, 1988

Research Interests

  • Dyslipidemia
  • Family Practice
  • Self - Injury Behavior
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Underserved Populations
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Infectious Disease
  • Geriatric Populations
  • Death, Dying, and Grief
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Mentoring Future Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Food Insecurity
  • Resilience

Selected Publications

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Completed Research Support

  • Bydalek, K. (2017). Simulation and Learning Lab, Wound Closure Skills Lab. Funded by Johnson and Johnson Ethicon Grant, # 280486, suture material, Dermabond, and skin staplers.
  • Bydalek, K., McAdams, E., Sawyer-Bentley, E., Pelekanos, S., Farmer, J., & Howard, C. (2017). Simulating Telemedicine Patient Experiences in the Online Learning Environment: An Interprofessional Approach. University of South Alabama, The Division of Academic Affairs, Grant.
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Doctoral Courses Taught

  • AHN 604-801 DNP Project Planning and Management
  • NU 608 Evidence-based practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems
  • NU 613 Organizational Systems Analysis, Leadership and Change
  • NU 617 Residency in Systems Change I
  • NU 618 Residency II
  • NU 619 Residency III
  • AHN DNP Progression Course
  • CMN 683 Residency III
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Awards and Honors

  • Certificate of Appreciation for dedicated service to students, faculty, and community. Awarded by Moss Point School District, Lt. Col. K. Staley,
  • Superintendent. 2007 Most Valuable Player Award (Nursing Practice Award) Emergency Department, Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs, MS. 1995