Kathryn Ballenger Reid earned her BSN, MSN, and post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner  from the University of Virginia, and her PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Reid has received awards for excellence in teaching, innovative teaching strategies, and professional service, and was a 2005 Fellow in the AACN Leadership in Academic Nursing Program. With a passion for second-degree students, Dr. Reid led the transformation of UVA’s second-degree program into an innovative master's-entry Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Program, served as a consultant for second-degree entry CNL programs across the country, and from 2007-13, was appointed to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) national CNL Steering Committee. The MSN-CNL program for which Dr. Reid led the development of continues to consistently rank among the top three in the nation. Dr. Reid’s past academic appointments include BSN Program Director, MSN-CNL Program Director, and MSN/DNP Assistant Program Director. Dr. Reid has been active in faculty governance in the School of Nursing, and was elected to represent Health Professions Schools to the General Faculty Council for two terms, serving as chair of the Policy Committee. Dr. Reid teaches across academic programs and provides expert mentorship to BSN, MSN, and DNP students. Dr. Reid serves on the state board of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP), and has also been re-appointed to represent the 5th district on the Commonwealth’s Council on Aging.

Research Focus

Dr. Reid’s dissertation is titled “The Effect of Perceived Coaching on Metabolic Control and Weight Loss in Persons with Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity”, and she created and tested the Perceived Coaching Scale (PCS), a 16-item measure of the patient’s perception of their provider as an effective coach (internal reliability 0.98). Dr. Reid served as an investigator on an interdisciplinary research team conducting a 4 and half year, multisite, randomized controlled trial of a lifestyle case management intervention for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity. She most recently served as the APRN/Case Manager for Dr. Sharon Utz and Dr. Ishan Williams’ NIH-funded study of a culturally-tailored diabetes self-management program targeted specifically for African Americans who live in a rural area. Dr. Reid continues her research through mentoring doctoral students through their own research endeavors, many of which center on teaching and coaching individuals with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Dr. Reid also serves as the Research Coordinator for a local community hospital, where she coaches and mentors nurses in their clinical research and evidence-based practice pursuits.

Clinical Focus

With Dr. Reid’s early clinical career in an intensive care unit for general surgery, TCV surgery, neurosurgery, and trauma patients, her first master’s degree concentrated in critical care. In 1989, she assumed a leadership role in helping to open a new TCV-ICU while also holding a joint appointment with the School of Nursing. In 1992, Dr. Reid changed practice environments to a level I trauma emergency department and joined a team to lead the opening of an emergency chest pain evaluation center. By entering into ambulatory care and subsequently discovering the importance of primary care, Dr. Reid went on to obtain a post-master’s Family Nurse Practitioner certificate. Dr. Reid maintains clinical practice with MedExpress, a local urgent care facility, as well as with Passport Health, a nationwide travel health consultation service for individuals and families preparing for international travel.


Journal Articles

McDowell, M., Reid, K.B., & Mattos, M.K. (2023). Promoting antibiotic stewardship for urinary tract infections in skilled nursing facilities. Urologic Nursing, 43(5), 1-55.

Reid, K., & DeGennaro, R. (2021). Strategies for successfully completing a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Nursing, 51(10), 11-14.

Reid, K. R. Y, Reid, K., Esquivel, J. H., Thomas, S. C., Rovnyak, V., Hinton, I., & Campbell, C. (2019). Using video education to improve outcomes in heart failure. Heart and Lung, 48(5), 386-394.

McCants, K., Reid, K. B., Williams, I., Miller, D. E., Rubin, R., Dutton, S. (2019). The impact of case management on reducing readmission for patients diagnosed with heart failure and diabetes. Professional Case Management, 24(4), 177-193.

Schweickert, P. A., Rheuban, K. S., Cattell-Gordon, D., Rose, R., Wiles, L., Reed, K., Reid, K., Fowler, C., Haney, T., & Rutledge, C. (2018). The APN-PLACE telehealth network: Legal and regulatory considerations. Journal of Nursing Regulations, 9(1), 47-51.

Williams, I. C., Utz, S. W., Hinton, I., Yan, G., Jones, R., & Reid, K. (2014). Enhancing diabetes self-care among rural African Americans with diabetes: Results of a two-year culturally tailored intervention. The Diabetes Educator, 40(2), 231-239.

Reid, K.B. & Dennison, P. (2011). The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL): Point-of-care safety clinician. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 16(3), 1-4.

Creasia, J., Reid, K.B. (2010). Pathways in nursing education. In Conceptural Foundations: A Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice. Creasia, J., Parker, B., & Friberg, E. Elsevier Publishing(II), 22-41.

Maxwell-Thompson, C.L. & Reid, K. (2002). Vascular diseases. In J.K. Sands,, Medical-Surgical Nursing-Concepts and Clinical Practice (7th edition). St.

Book Sections

Rutledge, C., Rhoads, S., Henderson, K., Cattell-Gordon, D., Reid, K. B., Nesbitt, C., & Wiles, L. (2020). Building blocks of nursing telehealth education. In P. A. Schweickert & C. M. Rutledge (Eds.), Telehealth essentials for advanced practice nursing (pp. 1). Slack Publishers

Reid, K. B. & Rosenfield-Hunt, S. (2020). Quality improvement, risk reduction, and patient safety. In C. King, & S. Gerard, (Eds.), Clinical Nurse Leader: Certification review (3rd ed., pp. 1). Springer Publishing

Reid, K. B., & Rosenfield, S. (2016). Quality improvement, risk reduction, and patient safety. In C. King, & S. Gerard (Eds.), Clinical Nurse Leader: Certification review (2nd ed.) (pp. 213-224). Springer Publishing

Reid, K. B. (2013). Quality improvement, risk reduction, and patient safety. In C. King, & S. Gerard (Eds.), Clinical Nurse Leader: Certification review (1st ed.) (pp. 159-170). Springer Publishing

Baernholdt,M.,Reid,K.,Dennison,P. (2009). Building and adapting current graduate programs into clinical nurse leader. In Fitzpatrick,J., Wallace,M. (Eds.), The doctorate of nursing practice & clinical nurse leader: essentials of program development & implementation into clinical practice (pp. 119-136). Springer Publishing Co.

Haugh,K. H.,Reid,K. B. (2007). Heart failure, valvular problems, and inflammatory problems of the heart. In Monahan,F. D., Sands,J. K., Neighbors,M., Marek,J. F.,Green-Nigro,C. J. (Eds.), Phipps' Medical-Surgical Nursing: Health and Illness Perspectives (8th ed., pp. ). Elsevier Mosby

Maxwell-Thompson,C. L.,Reid,K. (2006). Vascular diseases. In Phipps,W. J., Sands,J. K., Neighbors,M., Monahan,F.,Marek,J. F. (Eds.), Medical-surgical nursing: health and illness perspectives (8th ed., pp. 760-800). Elsevier

Haugh,K. H.,Reid,K. B. (2003). Heart Failure, Valvular Problems, and Inflammatory Problems of the Heart. In Phipps,W. J., Monahan,F. D., Sands,J. K., Marek,J. F.,Neighbors,M. (Eds.), Medical-surgical nursing: Health and Illness Perspectives (pp. ). Mosby