Katie Morales

Katie Morales

PhD, RN, CNE Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

Department: Nursing
Phone: (706) 368-6396
Fax: (706) 368-6399
Campus Box: 5048
Location: Evans Hall, 238
E-mail: kmorales@berry.edu


  • 2017 Georgia BaptistCollegeof Nursing atMercer University  Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Education cognate) Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    Golden Key International Honour Society 
  • 2012 Grand Canyon University Master of Science in Nursing (Education)
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
    Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • 2006 University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • 1985 Columbus State University  Associate in Arts in Nursing
    Blue Cross/Blue Shield Career Club Scholarship
    Bunch McClellan Scholarship

Research Interests

Dr. Morales received her PhD from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University.  Her dissertation research was a mixed methods, feasibility study which tested the effect of a resident-focused hand hygiene intervention in a long-term care facility. 

Field Experience

Dr. Morales has over 30 years experience as a Registered Nurse.  Her practice areas include adult medical/surgical, orthopedics, emergency department, and intensive care.  She has written policy and procedure and served on the proactive risk assessment committee at Union General Hospital. 

Selected Publications

Dr. Morales is a contributor to five books: Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles & Practice; The Emergency Nursing Bible; NCLEX-RN Review. Keeping it Real! Simplified; Nursing Made Easy; and Pharmacology Made Easy.  She has written several articles on nursing education including “Active learning strategies to enhance nursing students’ knowledge of pharmacology” in Nursing Education Perspectives, “Using an aquarium and pump to demonstrate cardiac function” for QSEN Teaching strategy and“Use of an Aquarium and Pump to Demonstrate Cardiac Function.” in Nursing Education Perspectives.  She was a reviewer of Developing an Independent Legal Nurse Consulting Practice and also serves as apeer reviewer for Nursing Education Perspectives. 

Professional Associations

Dr. Morales’ professional activities include membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Association for General & Liberal Studies, Graduate Nursing Student Academy (Liaison Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University), Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Chi, National League for Nursing, and Georgia Association of Nurse Educators (2016 Chair Nominating Committee).  She was the 2009 President Atlanta chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and national AALNC Chair of Education Committee.