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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Kathrine (Kate) Jones, DNP, RN, CENP, CCM

Title: Director, MSN Nursing Administration and DNP Nurse Executive Leadership Programs and Associate Professor
Department: Advanced Professional Nursing Practice & Leadership
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-576-6274
Office: College of Nursing 
University of South Carolina 
1601 Greene Street, Room 630-A
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States


Prior to entering academia, Dr. Jones served for more than 30 years in nursing leadership roles in home health care, hospice and community-based care settings.  Her leadership roles included VP of Operations, SVP of Public Policy & Research and Chief Clinical Officer for a national home health and hospice company.  She has also been a nurse entrepreneur, as co-owner of a geriatric care management company.  Professional service activities have included serving on CMS’s Technical Expert Panel for Quality of Care Patient Star Ratings, and service as a board member for the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI).  She is currently on the board of directors of Community Health Accreditation Partners (CHAP), an accrediting body for community-based care based in Washington, DC.

Dr. Jones earned her BSN from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY, where she was a ROTC cadet.  Following graduation, she served for four years as an Army Nurse Corps Officer.  She earned a MSN in Nursing Administration from George Mason University, and a DNP from Southeastern Louisiana University.  She held an adjunct faculty position at Belmont University in Nashville, TN before joining the College of Nursing full-time in January 2018.


Dr. Jones teaches nursing leadership courses in both the MSN and DNP programs.


Scholarship Interests: community based care, caring as a leadership competency, caring in academia. 


In Print
Arbaje, A., Hughes, A., Werner, N., Carl, K., Hohl, D., Jones, K., … Gurses, A. P. (2019) Information management goals and process failures during home visits for middle-aged and older adults receiving skilled home health care: A multi-site, qualitative study.  BMJ Quality and Safety 28(2), 111-120. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2018-008163

Jones, K. (2018) Let’s figure out a way to welcome new grads into home healthcare.  Home Healthcare Now, 36(4). doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000707

Landers, S., Madigan, E., Leff, B. Rosati, R.J., McCann, B., Hornbake, R., MacMillan, R., Jones, K.…Breese, E.  (2016). The future of home health care: a strategic framework for optimizing value.  Home Healthcare Management and Practice, 28(4). doi: 10.1177/1084822316666368

James, T., Corbett, C., Jones, K., & Moore, A. (2020).  Predischarge provider visits as a method of improving transitional care clinic visit rates. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 35(4), 359-364. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000467

Jones, K., Hein, L.C. & James, L. (2021). A nursing leadership practicum in the time of COVID-19: A southeastern university experience.  Nurse Leader, 19(2) 124-149 

Jones, K., Raynor, P. & Polyakova-Norwood, V. (2020), Faculty caring behaviors in online nursing education: An intergrative review. Distance Education, 41 (4), 559-581


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