DNP Creighton University
MSN, FNP West Texas A&M University
BSN West Texas A&M University
BA Baylor University
Work and Education
Dr. Kathileen Boozer is full time clinical faculty and teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at LHSON. Dr. Boozer graduated from Baylor University in 2003 with a degree in Political Science. She began her nursing career after graduating from West Texas A&M with her BSN in 2008. As an RN, Kathileen worked in the NICU, PICU and a post-surgical specialty floor. Dr. Boozer pursued her passion for nursing and serving others and became a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2011. Kathileen completed a dermatology internship in 2014, and has been practicing as a specialist in dermatology and community health since that time. Dr. Boozer earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Creighton University in 2018. Dr. Boozer is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurse Practitioner Association, National League of Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau.
Dr. Boozer currently serves as a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Studies for LHSON. She is also an LHSON team mission leader for Hyderabad, India.
In 2017, she was elected to AHEC- Texas East and has been serving on the board since that time. This year, Dr. Boozer served as a grant reviewer for the for the State Office of Rural Health: Rural Health Facility Capital Improvement Program (2019).
Research and Presentations
Dr. Boozer has a broad background in nursing with specific training and expertise in dermatology, skin cancer/ melanoma, and community health/ education. Currently, Dr. Boozer is a member of transdisciplinary research teams investigating the use of virtual simulation technology for prevention and early diagnosis of skin cancer, school based educational intervention to improve HPV vaccination rates in Central Texas, and the study of HPV knowledge and vaccination in adolescent girls in Ghana. Previous research includes practice change, policy change, and quality improvement projects.
Dr. Boozer is happily married to her husband of 16 years, Lynn Boozer. She has two sons David and Nathaniel. She is an active member and volunteer at Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas. Dr. Boozer has a passion for Jesus and pursuing His purpose on this Earth. She loves Baylor University and is honored to be faculty at LHSON.