University of Southern Indiana

Tracy Kinner

Tracy Kinner, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Nursing Program

Health Professions Center - 2136

About Me

I am a doctorally prepared family nurse practitioner and registered nurse.  I began teaching at the University of Southern Indiana in 2006.  I teach in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs but also serve as a faculty mentor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.  My practice background includes pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, cardiovascular laboratory, emergency room, and family practice.  

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Education and Certification


2011 Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

2005 Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

2002 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH

1992 Associate of Applied Science, Owens Community College, Toledo, OH


American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2005

American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2005


NURS 468 Nursing Care of Adults III

NURS 364 Nursing Care of Children and Families

NURS 498 Internship in Professional Nursing

NURS 655 Primary Care Nursing of Families II



Interprofessional education

Recent Publications and Presentations


Wooley, D. S. & Kinner, T. J. (2016). Comparing perceived self-management practices of adult type 2 diabetic patients after completion of a structured ADA certified diabetes self-management education program with unstructured individualized nurse practitioner led diabetes self-management education. Applied Nursing Research, 32, 171–176. 0897-1897

Schaar, G. L., Ostendorf, M. J., & Kinner, T. J.  (2012) Simulation: Linking Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Competencies to the Observer Role.  Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9, e1-e4.

Shirey, M. R., Hauck, S. L., Embree, J. L., Kinner, T. J., Schaar, G. L., Phillips, L. A., Ashby, S. R. …McCool, I. A. (2011).  Showcasing Differences Between Quality Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, and Research.  Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 42(2), 57-70.  


HIPAA and Social Media. (2014). Emergency Medicine Symposium. University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN.

Contrast Induced Nephropathy. (2014). Critical Access Hospital Learning Network. University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN.

Interprofessional Simulation: Overcoming Barriers to Success. (2014). Armstrong 2014 InterProfessional Health Care Summit, Savannah, GA.

TeamSTEPPS™: Enhancing Interprofessional Simulation Performance. (2014). Armstrong 2014 InterProfessional Health Care Summit, Savannah, GA.

Contrast Induced Nephropathy. (2013). Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Conference, Evansville, IN. 

Strategic and Deliberate Education Enhancing Interprofessional Team Dynamics Utilizing TeamSTEPPS in ACLS Simulations. (2013). Contemporary Forums’ Revolutionizing Nursing Education: Using Interprofessional Teams and Technology, Anaheim, CA. 

Diabetes Management.  (2013). Critical Access Hospital Learning Network, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN. 

Sepsis- Early Recognition and Treatment is Essential. (2012). Critical Access Hospital Learning Network, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN. 

Capitalizing on Student Attributes to Enhance Real-Life High Fidelity Simulations. (2012). 11th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, San Antonio, TX. 

Acute Renal Failure. (2011). Critical Access Hospital Learning Network, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN. 

Anaphylaxis Recognition and Management. (2011). 15th Annual Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare Conference, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN. 

Professional Organizations

Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana


Past President Elect

Past Secretary

Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron Psi Chapter

Past President

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

American Nurses Association

Indiana State Nurses Association


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