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Kaitlyn Picard, MS, RN, CCRN, CNE-cl

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing


  • Advanced Certificate: Online Teaching and Learning, 2019. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY
  • Masters: Nursing Education, 2019. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY
  • Bachelors: Nursing, 2014. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY
  • Bachelors: Neuroscience & Psychology, 2012. Baldwin-Wallace College. Berea, OH



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.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 7/2022 - Current

Instructor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 2019 - 6/2022

Registered Nurse, Strong Memorial Hospital (Critical Care), Rochester, NY, US. 2014 - 2020
Outstanding Faculty Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2022

Education Innovation Award
Epsilon Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2022

Josephine Craytor Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2021

Dr. Jeremy A. Klainer Endowed Dean's Discretionary Award in Nursing
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2020

Clinical Scholar Fellowship
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2020

Strong Star of Appreciation
Strong Memorial Hospital, 2018
Adapting Technology in Nursing Education: Transitioning from Synchronous to Asynchronous Learning Environments
Allison LaPietra
Experiential Learning Summit 2024, 2024
Rochester, New York

Implementing PlayPosit in a Graduate-Level Course
Kristina Santory
Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium; Educational Technology Day, 2024
Ithaca, New York

Embracing Innovation: Utilization of Technology and Best Practices to Implement an Online Physical Assessment Course
Nursing Education Research Conference, 2023

Creating a Dynamic Learning Environment to Prepare Next-Generation Nurses
Lippincott Nursing Education Innovation Summit, 2023

Using Portable Task Trainers to Strengthen Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Clinical Judgment & Psychomotor Skills
AACN Transform 2022, 2022

Increasing Fidelity and Clinical Judgment Across an Undergraduate Nursing Program by Implementing an Academic Electronic Medical Record"
AACN Transform 2022, 2022

Providing Nursing Education Graduate Students with a Course-Embedded Writing Coach: A Pilot of a Peer Review Process
AACN Transform 2022, 2022

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

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

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

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

What Did I Say?: The Effects of Social Facilitation and Emotionality on Memory Illusions
Ohio Foundation of Independent College Symposium, 2011

Never be Ashamed of your Color: Racial socialization as a factor in the body image of African American women
National Council of Undergraduate Research Conference, 2011
Kaitlyn Burke (2023). Implementing a Psychomotor Framework to Master High-Impact Skills for Practice. Nurse Educator. PMID: 37797340 DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001550

Kaitlyn Burke, Tara Swerwetnyk (2022). Using Adobe Spark and Google Maps to Create and Share Patient Education for an Intermediate Medical/Surgical Nursing Course. Digital Ideas for Teaching and Learning.
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