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Dr. Kinsey received her nursing diploma from the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing in 1963 and later a BS in Education and School Health from Millersville University. She also has a BS in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, a MS in Nursing in Community Health, and a PhD in Education, all from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as the Nurse Administrator and Principal Investigator for the Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), the Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program (MM), and other early childhood initiatives. Previously, Dr. Kinsey was a tenured professor at La Salle University School of Nursing where she held the Independence Foundation Endowed Chair in Nursing and Public Health and directed two nurse-led health centers. She was one of the founders of the National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) and continues to serve as a board member. Prior to that, Dr. Kinsey was on the faculty of the Jefferson University School of Nursing. Responsibilities included design and implementation of the public health nursing curriculum, and she served as the Coordinator of the RN to BSN program.

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Oral history was edited by Kelsey Duinkerken, January 2016


Interview was conducted by Kelsey Duinkerken with Katherine Kinsey on December 2, 2015

Katherine Kingsley Kinsey