Kaitlyn Burke started her nursing career on an adult burn/trauma intensive care unit at Strong Memorial Hospital. Since joining the School of Nursing faculty in 2019, Kaitlyn Burke has taught in both the school’s 12-month Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses (APNN) and the Master’s in Nursing Education program. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Burke coordinates instructional design support for the APNN program as a member of the Education Innovation Team, mentors and advises Master’s in Nursing Education students, and serves on several school committees. Burke has assisted with implementing active learning strategies and digital technologies, supported by the SON’s iROC (Redefining Our Classroom) initiative, in the APNN program and has presented nationally on the innovations. She was the recipient of the 2021 Josephine Craytor Nursing Faculty Award and the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Award.

After earning a BS in Neuroscience & Psychology from Baldwin-Wallace College, Burke continued her education at the University of Rochester School of Nursing where she earned a BS in Nursing and MS in Nursing Education. She also earned a Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from the University of Rochester Warner School of Education. She is a member of the National League for Nursing, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Professional Experience
Instructor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 2019 - Current

Registered Nurse, Strong Memorial Hospital (Critical Care), Rochester, NY, US. 2014 - 2020

Outstanding Faculty Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2022

Josephine Craytor Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2021

Clinical Scholar Fellowship
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2020

Not Just a Creative Alternative to Clinical: Virtual Simulation Promotes Higher-Order Thinking and Clinical Judgment Among Accelerated Nursing Students
Nurse Think Next Gen Learning Conference, 2022

Addressing Health Equity Education through a Community-based Telehealth Experience
AACN Transform 2021, 2021

iROC: Leveraging technology to transform nursing education
Apple Education: Reimagining Nursing Education, 2021
Rochester, New York

Transforming a Hybrid Health Assessment Course to an Engaging Distance Learning Experience
Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Integration of a Family Support Group in the Burn/Trauma Intensive Care Unit
2017 Eastern Great Lakes Burn Conference, 2017
Rochester, New York