Bio

Kathy Rideout has served the School of Nursing community for more than 30 years as a nurse practitioner, teacher, scholar, and administrator. She was named dean in 2012 after a one-year stint as interim dean and seven years as associate dean for academic affairs.

As dean, Rideout has presided over a period of substantial growth in the three missions of the school: education, research, and practice. She has also been a champion for diversity issues – both on the faculty and student level – and has been an influential voice in national discussions on interprofessional education, nursing school leadership, and the future of nursing education.

Among her successes has been the creation and expansion of the Center for Employee Wellness and the development of several new academic programs, including the Master’s in Nursing Education and Care Management Education program. Under her tenure, the School of Nursing placed in the top 40 in the best graduate nursing programs and best Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, according to rankings by U.S. News & World Report, and placed No. 19 among all nursing schools in the National Institutes of Health ranking.

In 2016, Rideout was honored for her commitment to issues of diversity with a UR Presidential Diversity Award. Under her leadership, the Council on Diversity and Inclusiveness was redesigned to become the first elected council of faculty, staff, and student representatives with a designated budget. Rideout also played a key role in attracting Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing Scholarships to help attract underrepresented minority students.

Rideout, a native of Pittsburgh, continues to serve as a pediatric advanced practice nurse at Golisano Children’s Hospital, caring for infants and children with ostomies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Level of Care : Acute Care
  • Populations : Adolescents
  • Populations : Infants and Children
  • Theoretical Interests : Outcomes Research (Patient-centered, Nursing-centered, Systems-centered)

Professional Experience
Vice President, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, US. 7/2013 - Current

Professor of Clinical Nursing and Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 7/2013 - Current

Dean, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 8/2012 - Current

Senior Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse, Golisano's Children Hospital at Strong, Rochester, NY, US. 1/2002 - Current

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Golisano's Children Hospital at Strong (Ostomy Specialty), Rochester, NY, US. 4/2001 - Current

Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 8/2004 - 7/2013

Interim Dean, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 9/2011 - 8/2012

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 6/2011 - 11/2012

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 10/2005 - 6/2011

Director Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 8/2004 - 10/2005

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Care Coordinator, Div. of Pediatric Pulmonology/Adolescent Medicine (Senior Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse), Rochester, NY, US. 1/2002 - 8/2004

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 7/1995 - 8/2004

Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse, Golisano's Children's Hospital at Strong (Adolescent Unit), Rochester, NY, US. 5/1990 - 1/2002

Service Educator, Strong Memorial Hospital (Pediatric Nursing Service), Rochester, NY, US. 7/1998 - 12/2000

Lecturer/Senior Associate, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 8/1986 - 6/1995

Nursing Staff Consultation, University Hospitals of Syracuse (Development of a Collaborative Care Model), Syracuse, NY, US. 1994

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatric Nursing, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY, US. 1/1991 - 5/1992

Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse, Golisano's Children's Hospital at Strong (Toddler/School-Age Unit), Rochester, NY, US. 8/1986 - 9/1991

Nursing Staff Consultation, F.F. Thompson Hospital (Care of Terminally Ill Child), Canandaigua, NY, US. 1990

Curriculum Development Consultation, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY, US. 1990

Instructor, Nursing Staff Development, Strong Memorial Hospital (of URMC), Rochester, NY, US. 6/1988 - 5/1990

Clinical Nursing Instructor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, US. 1/1985 - 5/1986

Case Coordinator, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, TRANSACT Health Systems, Inc., Monroeville, PA, US. 3/1984 - 8/1985

Staff Nurse, North Hills Passavant Hospital (Pediatric Unit (part-time)), Pittsburgh, PA, US. 1/1982 - 2/1984

Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse, North Hills Passavant Hospital (Critical Care Unit), Pittsburgh, PA, US. 11/1979 - 8/1982

Staff Nurse/Relief Charge Nurse, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US. 6/1979 - 11/1979

Awards
Presidential Diversity Award
University of Rochester, 2016

March of Dimes Nurse of the Year
Dr. Margaret D. Sovie Advanced Practice Award, 2011

Distinguished Practitioner
National Academies of Practice in Nursing, 2006

Outstanding Faculty Colleague Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2005

Mentorship Award
National Association of Pediatric Nurses Practitioners, Local Chapter, 2005

Research Utilization in Nursing Practice Award
Sigma Theta Tau International, 2000

Outstanding Faculty Colleague Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 1999

National Nurses' Week Award for Fostering Professionalism
University of Rochester Medical Center, 1996

Dissertation Award
Sigma Theta Tau International, 1996

Quality Achievement Award for Pain Initiatives
University of Rochester Medical Center, 1994

Research Award, Alumni Research Seed Fund
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 1993

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching
University of Rochester, 1992

Excellence in Nursing Practice
Strong Memorial Hospital, 1991

School of Nursing Teaching Award
University of Rochester, 1989

Professional Nurse Traineeship
University of Pittsburgh, 1984

University Scholar Award
University of Pittsburgh, 1984

National Dean's List
University of Pittsburgh, 1983

Nursing Honor Society, Zeta Lambda Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau National, 1982

Indiana University of Penn. Nursing Honor Society
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1981

Presentations
Caring for the Community: School-Based Health Centers
Kim Urbach, PPCNP
Women's Council of Rochester Museum and Science Center, 2017
Rochester, New York

Pediatric Ostomies: Mini-Adults?
2017 Regional Ostomy Conference, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2017
Rochester, New York

Your New Health Care Team: It’s a Game Changer
Jacqueline Nasso, DNP, CNM
University of Rochester Medical Center Advancement Group, 2017
Rochester, New York

Graduate Education in Nursing: Current Issues
2017 Preceptor Workshop, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2017
Rochester, New York

Developing Joint Research Programs between Academia and Health Systems: University of Rochester Exemplar
2017 Pre-doctoral Panel Discussion, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2017
Coronado, California

Your New Health Care Team: It’s a Game Changer
Retired Professionals Society, Oak Hill Country Club, 2017
Rochester, New York

Transforming Lives Through Nursing Research
Women’s Council of the Rochester Museum and Science Center, 2016
Rochester, New York

University of Rochester School of Nursing Updates and Future Initiatives
University of Rochester Medical Center Advancement Group, 2016
Rochester, New York

Transforming Health Care: DSRIP Implementation
Pediatric Nursing Conference, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2016
Rochester, New York

University of Rochester School of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing
University of Rochester Planned Giving Advisory Council, 2016
Rochester, New York

Preparing our Future Healthcare Workforce
Finger Lakes Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders, 2016
Rochester, New York

Elevating the Role of Academic Nursing
Dr. Mark Taubman
21st Annual Master’s Program Preceptor Workshop, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2016
Rochester, New York

Update on the UR School of Nursing
Full Board of the University of Rochester Medical Center, 2016
Rochester, New York

Transforming Lives Through Nursing Research
Chatterbox Club, 2015
Rochester, New York

Transforming Lives Through Nursing Research
Brickstone at St. John’s, 2015
Rochester, New York

The Lived NCIN Experience
Kaydean Harris
NCIN 2015 Grand Finale Summit, 2015
Washington, DC

Integrated Leadership Model
Dr. Mark Taubman
Elevating the Role of Academic Nursing in Academic Health Centers Leadership Summit, AACN/Manatt, 2015
Washington, DC

Update on the UR School of Nursing
Full Board of the University of Rochester Medical Center, 2015
Rochester, New York

Educating Dream Teams in Health Care
Meliora on the Road, 2015
New York City, New York

SON Wellness Program
University of Rochester Board of Trustees Health Affairs Committee, 2014
Rochester, New York

Educating the Hearts and Minds of Tomorrow’s Healthcare Practitioners
Dr. Mark Taubman
URMC Advancement Regional Program, 2014
Buffalo, New York

URSON: Best Kept Secret?: Jamia’s Story
University of Rochester Board of Trustees, 2013
Rochester, New York

Who will Care for Us? The Impending Shortage of Healthcare Providers
MEL Talks, University of Rochester Meliora Weekend, 2013
Rochester, New York

School of Nursing Strategic Plan Update
University of Rochester Medical Center Executive Committee, 2013
Rochester, New York

Caring for our Community by Improving Health Through Nursing Education, Practice and Research
Rochester Rotary Club, 2013
Rochester, New York

It's not a secret anymore: Online Learning at the University of Rochester
Online Learning Symposium University of Rochester, 2013
Rochester, New York

My Child needs what?: Helping parents cope when their child needs an ostomy
Wound, Ostomy and Continence/ Dermatology Nurses Association Joint Regional Conference, 2013
Rochester, New York

You want to do what?: Maximizing programs success
Harriet Davis Teaching Day, Harriet Davis Teaching Day, 2012
Rochester, New York

SON Online Program
University of Rochester Board of Trustees, 2012
Rochester, New York

Interprofessional education and collaborative practice: Eliminating silos in education and care delivery
Briefing for US Congressional Caucus, US Congressional Caucus, 2012
Washington, District Of Columbia

Villages and teams: Improving patient outcomes
Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony, Sigma Theta Tau, 2012
Rochester, New York

Educating the Hearts and Minds of Tomorrow’s Healthcare Practitioners
Regional Cabinet Dinner, 2012
Washington, DC

Taking your mentoring program to the next level
New Careers in Nursing Liaisons Summit, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2011
Washington, District Of Columbia

Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses: Diversity and Inclusiveness in Action
Diversity Conference, University of Rochester, 2011
Rochester, New York

Pediatric Pain Assessment and Management: Back to the Basics
Lifetime Health, Inc., 2010
Rochester, New York

Caring for Infants and Children at Home with Ostomies
Lifetime Health, Inc., 2010
Rochester, New York

Caring for Infants with Ostomies What's New!
Harriet Davis Teaching Day, Harriet Davis Teaching Day, 2010
Rochester, New York

Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation: The How To's and Must Do's
Sovie Center for Advanced Practice, 2009
Rochester, New York

Pediatric Pain Assessment and Management: Back to the Basics
National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners (NAPNAP), 2009
Rochester, New York

Use of Technology in Curriculum Design
RWJ NCIN Summit, Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing, 2008
San Antonio, Texas

Care of a Child with an Ostomy in the Classroom
BOCES I Nurses, 2007
Rochester, New York

Care of infants, Children and Adolescents with Ostomies
Pediatric Nursing Regional Conference, 2004
Rochester, New York

Evaluation of PNP Care Coordinator Role for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis
Pediatric Nursing Regional Conference, 2004
Rochester, New York

Evaluation of PNP Care Coordinator Role for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis
Eastern Nursing Research Symposium, 2003
New Haven, Connecticut

Evaluation of PNP Care Coordinator Role for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis
North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 2003
Anaheim, California

Caring for Infants with Ostomies
Harriet Davis Teaching Day, 2002
Rochester, New York

Pediatric Ostomy Care
Pediatric Regional Conference, 2001
Rochester, New York

Pediatric Pain Assessment and Management: APN Role and Responsibilities
Graduate Nurse Preceptor Program, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2001
Rochester, New York

Pediatric Pain Assessment and Management
Northeast Regional Pain Symposium, 2000
Rochester, New York

Pediatric Pain Assessment
Children's Hospital at Strong Memorial, 2000
Rochester, New York

Communicating with Parents
Harriet Davis Training Day, 2000
Rochester, New York

Striving to be Ouchless: New Approaches to Pediatric Pain Management
Pediatric Nursing Regional Conference, 1999
Rochester, New York

Striving to be Ouchless
Pediatric Resident Noon Conference, Strong Memorial and Rochester General Hospitals, 1998
Rochester, New York

A Child in Pain: How Can I Help?
Astra USA Medical Education Program, Genesee Hospital, 1997
Rochester, New York

Adolescent Mothers: HEADS Up!
Harriet Davis Teaching Day, 1997
Rochester, New York

Parental Panel: Parents of Children with Chronic Illness
Changing Face of Pediatric Health Care Conference, 1997
Rochester, New York

Is this Child in Pain?
Astra USA Medical Education Program, Genesee Hospital, 1997
Rochester, New York

A Child in Pain: Conducting a Thorough History and Assessment
Pediatric Pain Education Series, Strong Memorial Hospital, 1996
Rochester, New York

Nontraditional Nursing Students: Learning Needs and Implications
Professional Education and Development Conference, ANA Council, 1996
Kissimmee, Florida

Publications
Tantillo, M., Marconi, M.A., Rideout, K., Anson, .A., & Reifenstein, K.A. (2017). Creating a Nursing Student Center for Academic and Professional Success. Journal of Nursing Education, 56 (4), 235-239.

Rideout, K. (2011). Current and Future Needs of Accelerated Nursing Programs: Faculty Recruitment, Retention and Development. Accelerated Education in Nursing: Challenges, Strategies, Future Directions.

Rideout, K. (2007). Evaluation of a PNP Care Coordinator Model for Hospitalized Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis. Pediatric Nursing.

Rideout, K.; in J. Fox (ed.) (2002). Pediatric Pain Assessment and Management. Primary Health Care of Children, 2.

Radke, K. & Rideout, K. (2000). Factors Related to Academic Performance of Nursing Students in a Graduate Physiology Course. Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, 31 (1), 11-16.

Yoos, L., Malone, K., McMullen, A., Richards, K., Rideout, K., & Schultz, J. (1997). Standards and practice guidelines as the foundation for clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Quality Care, 11 (5), 48-54.

Rideout, K.; in S. Miller and J. Fioravanti (eds.) (1997). Pediatric medication administration: Guidelines and techniques. Pediatric Medications: A Handbook for Nurses.

Rideout, K. (1997). Pediatric Pain Assessment and Management. Primary Health Care of Children.

Perkins, F., Jones, J., Rideout, K., Sax, H. (1996). Clinical Symposium: Post-operative pain management according protocols at the University of Rochester. Contemporary Surgery, 49 (2), 91-103.

McMullen, A., Fioravanti, I.D., Pollack, V., Rideout, K., and Sciera, M. (1993). Heparinized Saline or Normal Saline as a Flush Solution in Intermittent Intravenous Lines in Infants and Children. MCN, 18 (2), 78-85.

Radke, K., Adams, B., Anderson, J., Bouman, C., Rideout, K., Zigrossi, S. (1991). Curriculum Blueprints for the Future: The Process of Blending Beliefs. Nurse Educator, 16 (2), 9-13.