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Frances Di Anna Kinder, Ph.D., R.N., CPNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing

kinder93@lasalle.edu

215.951.1258

St Benilde Tower 4419

Dr. Kinder graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1980 and decided to go back for her BSN as a working adult several years after practicing as an R.N., where she had worked in the neonatal-intensive care unit and various newborn nursery units in the area. She completed her BSN at La Salle in the R.N.-BSN program and then decided to attend Gwynedd-Mercy College for her MSN to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  Practicing as a PNP in the Bucks County area, she teaches pediatrics for the undergraduate and graduate programs at La Salle. She enjoys teaching leadership and public health. Dr. Kinder finished her Ph.D. in nursing at Widener University. Her dissertation explored parent satisfaction with PNP care and the intent to adhere to health regimen. 

Her experience includes maternal/ child health and the neonatal intensive care.  She has worked as a transport team nurse, assistant nurse manager, preceptor, and supervisor.  She has also practiced in the acute care and community settings and has precept nurse practitioner students, remaining active in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners organization and American Academy of Pediatrics.  In her classroom, she enjoys bringing clinical case studies and teaching the future generation of professional nurses.  Outside of La Salle, she serves as a Eucharistic Minister in her church and volunteers in her community.

Presentations

Kinder, F. (2012) Patient Satisfaction with Nurse Practitioners- A Conceptual Analysis

Poster Presentation, March 2012- National Association of Pediatric Nurse

Practitioners

Kinder, F. (2012) Parents’ Perception of Satisfaction with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Care Instrument Poster Presentation, March 2012- National Association of Pediatric

Nurse Practitioners

Kinder, F. (2010). Patient Satisfaction with Nurse Practitioners – A Conceptual Analysis

Poster Presentation, March 2010 – Eastern Research Nursing Conference

Honors, Awards

Independence Blue Cross Faculty Doctoral Fellow- Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, and Spring 2009 

Independence Blue Cross Nurse Scholars Program award – Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, and Spring 2011, Widener University

Publications

Kinder, F. (2012) Parents’ Perception of Satisfaction of Primary Care Pediatric Nurse

Practitioner Care and Parental Intent to Adhere to Recommended Health Care 

Regimen. Doctoral Dissertation. Widener University.

Kinder, F. (2006). Pediatric nursing: Nurse practitioner provides holistic care for the

entire family. Pennsylvania Nurse, 61(1), 23.

Teaching

Undergraduate Nursing

Pediatrics, Clinical Coordinator
Leadership and Management
Public Health clinical
Health Assessment

Graduate Nursing

R.N.-BSN program
Family Nurse Practitioner program

Education

Ph.D., Widener University, 2012 
MSN, Gwynedd- Mercy College, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 1997     
BSN, La Salle University, 1993
AA in Nursing, Felician College, 1980

Certifications

National Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Areas of Expertise

Pediatrics
Primary care
High risk infants