DNP, RN, NE-BC
Kristina Henry joined the faculty of Saint Luke’s College in 2016. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Missouri and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. In addition to receiving her Doctor of Nurse Practice in Nursing from the University of Kansas, she is a board-certified Nurse Executive.
Dr. Henry was an assistant professor and BSN program director at Missouri State University. In addition to her leadership role, she served as a faculty member in both the BSN and DNP programs. As the BSN program director, she led the program to a consistent 100 percent NCLEX pass rate and assisted in the construction of new clinical and simulation labs. Henry participated in the development of the DNP program and developed the DNP leadership courses. She has a variety of clinical experience, including critical care, emergency, operating room and mental health.
She maintains a clinical practice in mental health and is a nursing entrepreneur. She maintains her own business as a health care education consultant and works as a surgical quality improvement administrator for the United States Army. Henry is in the final editing stages of a book for publication by Springer, Frameworks for Advanced Nursing Practice and Research: Philosophies, Theories, Models, and Taxonomies. Her research interests include translation and implementation of evidence-based strategies for quality improvement, as well as organizational leadership, role development, and change processes.
She is an active member of the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders and participates in several committees with the Missouri Hospital Association, including the Workforce Development Committee.