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Meet Kristi Burns

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

Mrs. Kristi Burns is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at East Texas Baptist University where she teaches the Fundamentals of Nursing course, as well as Medical-Surgical Nursing and Integrated Nursing Practice. She also serves as a clinical faculty and Simulation Coordinator. Before joining the ETBU nursing faculty, she was a cardiac/telemetry nurse at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshall. Mrs. Burns is a 2011 graduate of the ETBU School of Nursing, with her Masters in Nursing Education from the University of Texas at Tyler. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Leadership in Nursing Education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Her current research interests include interprofessional collaboration in healthcare and nursing and the use of simulation in nursing education. In her career as a nurse, and now nursing faculty, Mrs. Burns believes that a strong Christian foundation coupled with sound nursing knowledge provides ETBU nurses with an unmatched ability to provide holistic patient care and minister to the needs of their patients. Mrs. Burns is passionate about empowering Christian nurse leaders to inform and effect change in today's healthcare settings.