Dr. Kate Pfeiffer is aboard-certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Dr. Pfeiffer graduated with a BS in Nursing from Emory University in 2004, an MS in nursing from Georgia State University in 2009, and received her DNP from Emory University in2021. Dr. Pfeiffer's early clinical practice in mental health focused on severe illness in vulnerable populations, with a focus on outpatient management of psychiatric disorders in adults.
Areas of Expertise
Cunningham, T. & Pfeiffer, K. (2022). Posttraumatic growth as a model to measure and guide implementation of COVID-19 recovery and resiliency. Nurse Administration Quarterly, 46(1), 81-87. http://DOI:0.1097/NAQ.0000000000000509
Wands, L.M., Pfeiffer, K., Pelkmans, J. (2022). Demonstration of caring and motivational interviewing in online simulation: A cross-sectional observational study. Nurse Education in Practice, 63, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2022.103370
Pfeiffer, K., & Grabbe, L. (2022). An approach to trauma-informed education in prelicensure nursing curricula introduction. Nursing Forum, 57(4), 658–664. https://doi-org./10.1111/nuf.12726
Pfeiffer, K., Wands, L.M. (2021). Setting the stage for psychiatric mental health nursing education: Outcomes of a simulated patient pilot program. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.06.001
Pfeiffer, K., & Cunningham, T. (2021). Posttraumatic growth and compassion: Tools to navigate the pandemic. American Nurse. https://www.myamericannurse.com/ptg-post-traumatic-growth-and-compassion-tools-to-navigate-the-pandemic/
Cunningham, T., & Pfeiffer, K. (January 2021). Posttraumatic growth during the pandemic. Georgia Nursing, 81(1), 12.
Nicholson, W.C., Pfeiffer, K. (2021). Sleep disorders and mood, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorders: Overview of clinical treatments in the context of sleep disturbances. In Cody, S. (Ed.) Sleep Disorders. Nursing Clinics of North America, 56,(2), 229-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2021.02.003.
Pfeiffer, K., Baker, H.F., & Mascorro, A. (2021). Service learning in a pandemic: The transition to virtual engagement. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(6), 362-363. https://doi.10.3928/01484834-20210520-12
Grabbe, L., Higgins, M., Baird, M., Pfeiffer, K. (2021). Impact of a resiliency training to support the mental well-being of front-line workers: Brief report of a quasi-experimental study of the Community Resiliency Model®. Medical Care. http://doi.10.1097/MLR.0000000000001535.
Baker, H.F., Pfeiffer, K., Field, M., Nasatir-Hilty, S., Doiev, J., Worland, B.J., Clark-Youngblood, E., Harrell, K., & Mascorro, A. (2021). Developing a substance use disorder service-learning immersion experience for pre-licensure nursing students. Nurse Educator, 46(5), 273-275. http://doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000952
Selected Book Chapters
Pfeiffer, K., & Reilly, C. (2023). Coping, resilience, and posttraumatic growth. In Reilly, C.M., Porter-O’Grady, T., & Kaplan, B. The leading edge: Insights guiding leaders from the Covid pandemic. Sigma.
Pfeiffer, K., & Nicholson, W.C. (2022). Legal Issues. In Keltner, N. L., & Steele, D. Psychiatric nursing. (9th ed.). Elsevier.
Nicholson, W.C., & Pfeiffer, K., (2022). Sexual Disorders. In Keltner, N. L., & Steele, D. Psychiatric nursing. (9th ed.). Elsevier.
Grabbe, L., & Pfeiffer, K. (2021). The community resiliency model approach to mental wellness for nursing students and new graduates. In Fontaine, D.K., Cunningham, T., & May, N.B. Self-Care for New and Student Nurses. Sigma.
Dr. Pfeiffer enjoys teaching psychiatric/mental health nursing and communication across prelicensure, postlicensure, and doctoral programs.
Dr. Pfeiffer's research expertise is in mental health teaching and learning with a focus on post-traumatic growth's effects on working and learning among nurses and nursing students.