Kathryn G. Voreis, DNP, MSN, CNE

Part-Time Lecturer

DNP Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
MSN Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
BSN Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana

Contact Info:
Email: Kathryn_Voreis@baylor.edu
Office: 333 North Washington Avenue, Ste., Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone: 972.576.9198

Special Note: In May 2017, Ms. Voreis took LHSON students on a study abroad to Hong Kong. To learn more click here.

Work Experience
Dr. Voreis has worked at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing since August 2006. She began as a part-time Lecturer transitioning to full-time as a Clinical Assistant Professor. She is now retired but is a part-time lecturer. Previous to Baylor she was the Director of In-Service Education in Martinsville, Indiana where she served in hospital-wide education, nursing audit chairperson and was on the child abuse committee. Her background also includes working as an LPN Instructor for Indiana Vocational Technical where she also served in areas such as: medical/surgical, community health, newborn nursery, clinical didactic and more.

Her professional career also includes: Medical/Legal Consulting with Loube Consulting in Atlanta, Georgia; Indiana University; Cardiology office in Tacoma, Washington; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tacoma, Washington; La Rue Carter Hospital and Robert Long Hospital, Indiana University Medical Center.

Dr. Voreis major teaching areas include: Clinical, Medical-Surgical and Psychiatric; Labs, Health Assessment, Professional Nursing Practice, and Lecture, Foundations of Professional Practice, and Health Promotion Elective.

She has also provided Feng Shui expertise over the years. In July 2014 she consulted with Dr. Carolyn Matthews regarding new office space at the Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University and in February 2011 for Dr. Caroline Matthews at the Sammons Oncology Hospital.

Programs and Presentations
Program Attendance
May 5, 2005: Supporting Students for Professional Growth through Experiential learning: Local, State, and International
July 22-26, 2013: Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, 24th International Nursing Research Congress, Prague, Czech Republic
September 9, 2013: Developing Nurse Scientist Course. National Institute for Nursing Research
June 10, 2013: Enhancing Your Health with Feng Shui. Sammons Cancer Center, BUMC
March 22, 2013: Certified Nurse Educator CM Prep Course, Diane Billings, Webinar

Workshops and Institutes Attended
2001: Boot Camp for Nurse Educators, July 14-18, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2013: Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress, Prague
2013: Attended presentation: Dr. Angela McBride "Toward a Roadmap for Interdisciplinary Academic Career Success"
2013: Attended workshop, "Successful Online Programming"
2014: Attended workshop for CNE examination
2014: Attended workshop on Concept- Based Curriculum
2015: Attended Sixth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care

2009: Baylor University, School of Nursing, 100 Year Reunion, presented Psychoneuroimmunology.
2010: Baylor University, Complementary Methods for Health and Relaxation, A Healing Environment Workshop for Oncology Patients, Families & Professionals, Feng Shui: Living in a Space that You Love.
2013: Baylor University, Sammons Cancer Center. Presented as part of the Master Series: Enhancing Your Health with Feng Shui.
2014: Baylor University, Sammons Cancer Center. Presented on behalf of the Healing Environment Committee, Creating a Healing Environment
2014: Baylor University, Sammons Cancer Center. The Art of Creating a Healing Space through Feng Shui.

Dr. Voreis is involved in professional organizations that include: membership of ANA, TNA, NLN, Sigma Theta Tau International and Council on Undergraduate Research

University Committees
2014:U-1000 Course in Waco, Presenter
2011-Present:Honor Council/Member
2011: Dean’s Search Committee for LHSON
2012-Present: Baylor University Women’s Council

Baylor University School of Nursing Committee
2014-2015: Chairperson of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
2014-2015: Member of the Academic Policies Committee
2014-2015: Consistent attendance at All Clinical, Theory, & Faculty Meeting
2014-Present: Member of task force for Concept-Based Curriculum
2010-Present: Member of the Healing Environment Committee-Baylor U.
2012- Present: Sigma Theta Tau International Board
2011-2013: Undergraduate Curriculum Committee: Member
2008-2011: Academic Policies- Member
2012: Sigma Theta Tau: Chairperson for Int'l Nursing Poster Presentation, March 24, 2012
2013: Level 11, Medical -Surgical Facilitator
2007-2013: Coordinator of Health Assessment and Professional Practice Labs for the FastBacc program

Awards and Honors
In 2015, Dr. Voreis was awarded the Certified Nurse Educator certificate. In May 2014, she was awarded University Teaching Grant for attendance at STTI Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. She also received a grant on November 12, 2013 for Human Subjects Protection Training at The University of Texas, Arlington, Texas.

May, 2014 University Teaching Grant awarded for attendance at STTI Conference in Prague, Czech Republic
Funded: 6/01/16 Project Title: Navajo and Chinese Traditional Medicine: Reconsidering Nursing Care ini the U.S. in collaboration with Dr. Marie Hastings-Tolsma

December 2016 to Present: Navajo and Chinese Traditional Medicine: Reconsidering Nursing Care in the U.S.

Voreis K, Deboskey H, Hastings-Tolsma M. Conroy SF. (2017). TCM: Reconsidering Health Care in the U.S. 37th Annual American Holistic Nurses Association Conference. Reshaping Health & Wellness. Rancho Mirage, CA. June 5-10, 2017. (paper pending)

Dr. Voreis is involved in the community in a variety of ways. She serves on the Dallas Symphony League as a Board member. She is also Chairperson for Party of Note; Chairperson for Dallas Symphony League Spring Tea and Chairperson for Juanita Miller Concerto Competition. Ms. Voreis is a member of the Underwriting Committee (2012) for the DSOL Symphony Ball. She is also a member of Genesis Women’s Shelter, the Family Place, the Dallas Arboretum and Dallas Museum of Art. In 2013-2014 she served as President of Calliope Club and Parliamentarian in 2015 as well as a Consultant for Dallas Symphony Ball and Dallas Symphony Orchestra League. Ms. Voreis also participated in a Health Fair in August, 2015 for Immunizations and School Health Physicals for Underprivileged Children with the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas.