Skip to main content

Katy Fisher-Cunningham, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Katy Fisher-Cunningham, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Katy Fisher-Cunningham, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE,
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Nursing


Professor Fisher-Cunningham is full time faculty at Kramer School of Nursing, teaching students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her clinical practice areas included Neurological Intensive Care, Medical-Surgical, and Case Management. She has been a nursing educator since 2017 and is passionate about developing teaching strategies that foster active learning and further undergraduate students’ clinical judgment. She currently serves as the OCU Educational Counselor for Sigma Theta Tau International honor society for nursing.

Education and National Certifications

  • 2021: PhD in Nursing – Kramer School of Nursing
  • 2019: Certified Nurse Educator, active status
  • 2017: MSN– Kramer School of Nursing
  • 2014: BSN – Kramer School of Nursing
  • 2013: AAS – Murray State College

Teaching Interest

  • Clinical Judgement
  • Teaching strategies for Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuro

Current Research/Scholarly Interest

  • Fostering clinical judgment through phenomenology
  • Teaching strategies to promote active learning
  • Benner’s “Novice to Expert” learning trajectory
  • Feminist research

Awards, Recognition, and Service

  • 2020 Sigma Theta Tau International Award for Excellence in Education
  • 2020 OCU Distinguished Achievement in Innovation of Teaching and Learning
  • 2019 OCU Student Senate Recognition Award
  • 2019 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society – OCU Chapter
  • 2017 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Contact Information

Room 106
School of Nursing East
Oklahoma City, OK 73106