Frances Kinder, Ph.D., R.N., CPNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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.
Areas of Expertise
High risk infants
Ph.D., Widener University, 2012
MSN, Gwynedd- Mercy College, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 1997
BSN, La Salle University, 1993
AA in Nursing, Felician College, 1980
National Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Pediatrics, Clinical Coordinator
Leadership and Management
Public Health clinical
Family Nurse Practitioner program
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.
Kinder, F. (2012) Patient Satisfaction with Nurse Practitioners- A Conceptual Analysis
Poster Presentation, March 2012- National Association of Pediatric Nurse
Kinder, F. (2012) Parents’ Perception of Satisfaction with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Care Instrument Poster Presentation, March 2012- National Association of Pediatric
Kinder, F. (2010). Patient Satisfaction with Nurse Practitioners – A Conceptual Analysis
Poster Presentation, March 2010 – Eastern Research Nursing Conference
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