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Kathleen Thimsen

A leader in the field of wound and ostomy care, Kathleen Thimsen has developed and managed a multi-state wound care clinical practice, developed proprietary software for managing patient care, conducted research on wound care and published numerous articles in the field. She has presented at conferences nationally and internationally. She earned both her BSN and master’s degree from Webster University.

Thimsen is a fellow of the Mid-American Regional Public Health Institute of the University of Illinois School of Public Health. She serves on the International Association of Forensic Nurses Ethics Committee and is a 30-year member of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society and of Sigma Theta Tau. Thimsen serves on several local, regional and national board of directors and participates on the medical mission team on the Amazon River in Colombia, South America.

Thimsen is on the faculty at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing and is enrolled in the doctor of nursing practice program at Johns Hopkins University. The focus of her work is forensic nursing and adult/elder abuse. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, she is director of the Community Nurse Managed Center for the School of Nursing.