Patricia Kline teaches Obstetrics and Pediatric Nursing, including concepts related to family-centered nursing based on care of the pregnant woman, newborn and child in both normal and compromised paradigms. She collaborates with health organizations to provide clinical experiences for students in which they care for low and high risk perinatal women as well as transitional newborns. She also coordinates pediatric learning experiences through acute and outpatient child care settings. Professor Kline also mentors senior nursing students through the intercultural nursing experience. Recently, she led a trip to Nicaragua and Uganda.
Professor Kline earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Anderson University and continued her education by earning a BSN from Ball State University. At the beginning of her nursing career, she and her husband, Will, served as career Missionaries for the Church of God in Brazil. Upon returning to the states, she felt a definite call to practice obstetrical nursing with a focus in labor, birth, newborn transition, and lactation. After ten years of working as a labor and delivery nurse, she earned her CNM from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing and her MSN from Case Western Reserve University. One of her passions is understanding and promoting human lactation. She has maintained her certification with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) since 1993. She comes to Anderson University with almost 30 years of nursing experience and continues clinical practice as a Certified Nurse Midwife through IU Health in Indianapolis working with the interurban underserved and Hispanic population.
Professor Kline is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives), and ILCA (International Lactation Consultants Association). Her research interests focus on the benefits of physiologic labor and birth and the barriers to understanding and maintaining human lactation within our culture.
Pat and her husband, Will, live in Indianapolis. Three of their four children (Stephanie Mabry, Jonathan Kline, and Joshua Kline) are AU graduates. Pat and Will enjoy traveling and visiting their four granddaughters as much as possible. Pat’s life verse is Philippians 3:10 “I want to know Christ-yes to know the power of his resurrection and participation in His sufferings, becoming like him-”
Patricia Kline has been at Anderson University since 2014.
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Associate Professor of Nursing
M.S.N., Case Western Reserve University
D.N.P., Indiana University