Clinical Instructor of Nursing - Graduate
BSN, MSN, University of Missouri-Columbia
Kathy Lenz, Clinical Instructor of Graduate Nursing for Graceland University’s School of Nursing received her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she is currently working on her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. As a result, she is well versed in online learning.
Over the years, Lenz has gained nursing experience in orthopedics, general surgery, medical intensive care and neurology. While she has been employed by an internist in Columbia for the past 20 years practicing family and adult-based medicine, her real passion lies in teaching. She generally precepts 3-4 graduate nursing students from a number of schools (most in Missouri) each semester and loves the opportunity.
“We see a variety of disease processes, so I think it's a good place to get your feet wet in primary care.”
Two summers ago, Lenz opened her own clinic in a neighboring community. She and her husband opened the doors on July 7th, 2012, and have remained busy since.
“One day, the doc I work for will retire, so I thought it would be nice to be my own boss rather than to be faced with looking for a job when I’m 60!”
Lenz is married and has four children ranging in age from 18 to 24. “No drama there!” she states. Her husband is a dairy farmer, so they live in a tiny town south of Boonville, Missouri. Lenz enjoys cooking, gardening, walking her dogs and raising chickens for fun. She wants a pig, but says her husband is hysterical about that. She is an amateur bee keeper, as well.