UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

McCoy, DNSc, RN, APRN, PMHNP-B, Kathleen T

School of Nursing
Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity
(210) 567-1987

Dr. McCoy?s career has led to promoting inter-professional collaboration, in these three roles: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), supporting physiological/mental health. She leads as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), the Co-Chair of the Specialty Practice: Psychiatric Mental Health and as the past Chair of the American Nurses Credentialing Center`s (ANCC) PMHNP Content Expert Panel (CEP) of 8 years, contributing largely to the certification exam formation, she has guided the role/knowledge/skill of the new PMHNP upon graduation. She recently has completed her tenure as the Membership Chair of the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses. Dr. McCoy has also participated on 2 workshops provided by the Beck Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), once, as Scholar participant in the Workshop for Graduate Faculty for Teaching/Supervising CBT. Currently, Dr. McCoy is a current Cognitive Behavioral Therapist trainee providing Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) in the STRONGSTAR collaboration of the military Health Institute. She currently provides CPT to test cases and will ultimately provide and research the traumatized military population using CPT. She intends to build this practice into the PMHNP Program, and to establish students in that program.

Ultimately, Dr. McCoy plans to establish trauma related care as a norm to the general population through primary care services in San Antonio and surrounding areas. She is one of the DSRIP grant recipients of Christus Spohn to build the Psychiatric Mental Health Workforce Capacity grant linking community engagement of Corpus Christi, UTHSCSA SON students and the supportive clinical workforce in Corpus Christi for the last 3 years. She is invested in supporting holistic "Border health" and consults as such, looking forward to supporting border Health in Laredo TX. As an educator and immediate past Program Director of a PMHNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, she has designed, delivered/ taught, promoted and actively practices in the full scope of the PMHNP, as do her students. She has taught face to face, on-line and has developed scenarios using CBT in simulation. She has presented CBT and other workshops/presentations to national/international organizations. Her goal is to promote health, through healthy thought life and NP role in collaborative practice. She accomplishes this through by academic means of teaching as an Associate Clinical Professor and in Faculty Practice through UT Nursing.

9/2016 - Present Associate Professor / Clinical UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX