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Dr. KT Waxman is a national nurse leader and executive with over 30 years of experience in healthcare and corporate settings. She is an Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco and is the Director of the Executive Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.  She is also the Director of the California Simulation Alliance (CSA) at HealthImpact. An internationally known speaker and author, Waxman is also a past president of the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) and past board member, serving as Treasurer, for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).  She is currently President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), a 4,000+ member international, inter-professional organization.

Dr. Waxman's work has been published extensively and can be found in the Journal for Simulation in Healthcare, Clinical Simulation for Nursing, Journal of Nursing Education, Nurse Leader and Creative Nursing journals, among others. She has authored 3 books on Finance and Budgeting, and just completed the second edition of “Financial and Business Skills for the DNP”, published by Springer. She co-authored a simulation book, “Healthcare Simulation Program Builder” and has authored several chapters in simulation and leadership textbooks.

Dr. Waxman received her DNP from the University of San Francisco, with an emphasis on health systems leadership and a concentration in clinical simulation. She holds certifications as Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Certification in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP), Certification as a Simulation Healthcare Educator (CHSE) and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (FSSH). 

To contact KT, please email her at, follow her on Twitter @ktwaxman and connect with her on LinkedIn (KT Waxman).