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Kathryn Farrell


Assistant Clinical Professor, Track Director for Quality, Safety and Risk Management

Advanced Role MSN Department
Graduate Nursing

267.359.5824 P
1601 Cherry Street, Room 9104

Kathryn (Katie) Farrell, MSN, RN graduated from Georgetown University with her BSN and the University of Pennsylvania with an MSN in Health Leadership and Teaching certificate. Her clinical background includes hematology/oncology and the post anesthesia care unit. Farrell worked clinically at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in NYC and at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. She has an extensive background working in quality, safety and performance improvement. Farrell is Six Sigma Green Belt trained. Prior to joining Drexel University, she worked as a professional practice consultant in the Penn Medicine Health System. In that role, she developed and led many quality improvement initiatives related to patient safety, patient satisfaction and staff engagement. She has published and presented at many national and local conferences on these topics.

Currently, Farrell teaches online in the core graduate nursing courses and in the Quality, Safety and Risk Management track.


Patient safety, performance improvement, nursing education, patient experience

Research Interests:

Staff engagement, patient experience, falls reduction

Academic Distinctions:

Farrell won the 2019 Pennsylvania Hospital Victoria Rich Transformational Leader Clinical Excellence Award. She was also the 2017 Relationship-Based Care Award winner.

Professional Society:

American Organization of Nurse Executives