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School of Nursing Staff - Lorraine Bormann

Dr. Lorraine Bormann, PhD, RN, MHA, CPHQ

Dr. Lorraine Bormann, PhD, RN, MHA, CPHQ

Assistant Professor

Office:  Medical Center Health Science Complex
Phone:  270-745-3690


Dr. Bormann graduated from Western Kentucky University with an Associate Degree in Nursing, a Baccalaureate in Healthcare Administration and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. She received her PhD in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from University of Louisville. She is credentialed through the Healthcare Quality Certification Board as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, has Six Sigma training, and holds a Graduate Leadership Studies Certificate.

Her nursing experience includes working as a staff nurse, financial audit coordinator in Quality Resource Management, and utilization review coordinator for a Health Maintenance Organization. Her administrative experience includes positions as Director of Physician and Director of Staff Development and Recruitment. She is currently teaching in the pre-licensure program in the School of Nursing at WKU: Introduction to Professional Nursing and Nursing Leadership, Management and Professional Issues.  She teaches in the Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program: Finance and Economics in Health Care Systems and Quality Improvement in Healthcare.

Dr. Bormann is a member of the Kentucky Nurses Association and is KNA District #7 KNA President, member of American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, American College Healthcare Executives, and Sigma Theta Tau, and serves as recording secretary for Kappa Theta Chapter.

Her research interests are staff nurse perception of their nurse manager leadership behaviors and the staff nurse job satisfaction and retention. Dr Bormann has Temporary Graduate Faculty Status with the Graduate School

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