Katherine Shue-McGuffin, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Dr. Katherine Shue-McGuffin has been a faculty member in the School of Nursing since 2017 as the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Coordinator and a Clinical Assistant Professor. Her scholarship is focused on the early detection and treatment of skin cancer in young adult populations, specifically athletes. Dr. Shue-McGuffin has authored and co-authored publications in nursing and health-related journals based on her scholarship. She serves as an author and peer reviewer for the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association. In 2019, Dr. Shue-McGuffin received a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) grant from the Center for Teaching and Learning to evaluate the effect of simulation on nurse practitioner student ability to recognize and manage malignant lesions.
Dr. Shue-McGuffin is a member of local, regional, and national organizations. She serves on the Novant Health Regional Research Council evaluating quality improvement and evidence-based practice projects. She is also member of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association and serves on the board of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association Environmental Scanning Committee and Health Policy and Advocacy Committee. She is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and serves on the Practice Leadership Committee and the Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals Committee. She is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, Metrolina Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Dr. Shue-McGuffin serves as a board member for the Gamma Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society and is also a member of the Academy of Clinical Education and Scholarship (ACES) in the School of Nursing.
Dr. Shue-McGuffin has served in healthcare for over 15 years beginning in college as a Certified Nursing Assistant. As a nursing professional, she has primarily practiced in family medicine. She has a BA in Political Science and a BA in English with a Minor in Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies. Afterward, she returned to school for nursing and obtained her BSN, MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and finally, the Doctor of Nursing Practice. She has worked in cardiac telemetry units and in the cardiovascular recovery unit as a registered nurse. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she works in an occupational health setting, caring for patients across the lifespan.
- BA Political Science and Minor in English, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2009
- BA English and Minor in Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2012
- BS Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2012
- MS Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Area of specialization: Family Nurse Practitioner), 2015
- Doctor of Nursing Practice, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2017
- Complex Illness and Disease Management
- Advanced Primary Care and Health Promotion of Adults
- Advanced Health Assessment
- Advanced Primary Care of Children and Adolescents
- Leadership and Project Planning
- Doctor of Nursing Practice Clinical Residency
- Early detection and treatment of skin cancer
- Doctoral Education
- Health Policy
- Primary Prevention
- Human Trafficking
- Quality Improvement
- Critical Care/Cardiovascular Nursing
Awards & Honors
- Top 10 Alumni Under 10 Years, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte – 2019
- AACN “Novice Faculty Teaching Award” Nominee – 2018
- Carolinas HealthCare System Research Day – 2nd place poster presentation – “Assessing Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Regarding Sun Safety in Female Collegiate Athletes”
- Bronze Touchstone Award – “Daily ECG Electrode Change and Effect on Frequency of Nuisance Alarms”
- Sigma Theta Tau International Research Day – 2nd place Poster Presentation – “Daily ECG Electrode Change and Effect on Frequency of Nuisance Alarms”
- Al Maisto Scholarship Endowment Steering Committee
- Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure, 2006 –
- Second Harvest Food Bank, 2015 –
- Sun Safety Awareness lectures/presentations, 2016 –
- Humane Society of Charlotte, 2018 –
- Campus Recycling Initiative, 2018 –
Shue McGuffin, K., Jordan, K. Langford, D. & Honeycutt, J. (2019). Assessing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding sun safety in female collegiate athletes. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, 11(1), 20-33. doi:10.1097/JDN.0000000000000441
Shue McGuffin, K. & Ortiz, S. (2019). Daily ECG electrode change and the effect on frequency of nuisance alarms. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 38(4), doi: 10.1097/DCC.0000000000000362
Shue-McGuffin, K. & Powers, K. (2022). Dermatologic Simulations in Nurse Practitioner Education: Improving Skin Cancer Knowledge, Confidence, and Performance. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 34(3). doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000637
Shue-McGuffin, K. & Powers, K. (2022). Skin Cancer in African Americans: Misconceptions and Opportunities for Early Detection and Treatment. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association. In press.
Winiger, A. & Shue-McGuffin, K, Moore-Gibbs, A., Jordan, K., & Blanchard, A. (2021). Implementation of an Ask Me 3 ® Education Video to Improve Outcomes in Post-Myocardial Infarction Patients. American Journal of Preventative Cardiology, 8. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpc.2021.100253
Shue McGuffin, K., Jordan, K. Langford, D. & Honeycutt, J. (2019, February). Sun Safety Education: An Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors in Female Collegiate Athletes. Poster presentation at The Dermatology Nurses’ Association National Conference: Washington, D.C.
Shue-McGuffin K. & Powers, K. (2021, June). Dermatologic Simulations in Nurse Practitioner Education: Improving Knowledge and Management of Malignant and Nonmalignant Lesions. Poster Presentation at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference: Anaheim, CA.
Cornelius, J., Langford, D., Evans, D., Shue-McGuffin, K., Woods, S, Crane, P, Whitaker-Brown, C. (2022). DNP to PhD Bridge Programs in NC: Needs Assessment. 2022 Abstract submitted for poster presentation at the AACN Doctoral Education Conference: Naples FL.
Whitaker-Brown, C.D. & Shue-McGuffin, K. (2022). Enhancing Clinical Judgment and Decision-Making: Preparing Nurses Through the Utilization of Simulation and Standardized Patients. Sigma’s 33rd International Nursing Research Congress, July 21-25 ( in-person event) and August 3-5, 2022 (virtual event), Edinburgh, Scotland, in person oral presentation for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.
Shue-McGuffin, K. (2019). Randomized Controlled Study to Determine the Best Teaching Practices in Nurse Practitioner Education. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The Center for Teaching and Learning: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.