Dr. KT Waxman is a nurse leader with over 30 years of experience in healthcare and corporate settings. She is a tenure-earning Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco, and is the Director of both the Executive Leader DNP and Masters of Healthcare Simulation programs. Dr. Waxman is the Director of the California Simulation Alliance (CSA) at HealthImpact.

A former CNO and VP for Patient Care Services, 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 serves as Chair of the Media and Communications Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).  She is an internationally known speaker and author.

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 her fourth book, Healthcare Simulation Program Builder was released in December 2015. She has authored several chapters in simulation 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 she is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).

This year, Dr. Waxman is running for president-elect of AONE following her extensive service in the organization, including: treasurer, executive board member, and member of several committees, including the Strategic Planning Committee, Education Committee, International Committee, and Technology Committee.