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Kathleen Soso

Title:CNT Faculty Instructor
Office:Warde Academic Center
Phone:773-298-3757
Email:soso@sxu.edu
Department: Nursing

Biography

Kathleen (Katie) Soso, MSN, RN, CPSN-R, CNE, ISPAN-F, joined the SXU faculty in 2018. Soso is an alumna of SXU's undergraduate nursing program and earned her master's in nursing, nurse educator track, from Benedictine University. In addition to serving as the lead instructor at the sophomore level, Soso also contributes to student retention as an academic success coach for the undergraduate nursing program. Soso obtained her Nurse Educator certification in 2019.

Soso's clinical background is in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. She has been a Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse (CPSN) since 2011 and a medical micro-pigmentation artist since 2008. Soso has served on the board of directors for the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN), has chaired the Clinical Practice Committee since 2016, and contributes to the organization's journal, Plastic Surgical Nursing, as a peer reviewer. In 2019, Soso was awarded the title of ISPAN Fellow, which designates dedication to exceptional leadership, education and a commitment to the plastic and aesthetic nursing specialty.


Education

M.S. in Nursing - Nurse Educator

Benedictine University

B.S. in Nursing

Saint Xavier University

Areas of Specialization

  • Plastic and aesthetic nursing.
  • Nursing education.
  • Success coaching/student retention.

Certification/Licensure

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse (CPSN-R)

Selected Honors/Awards

Illinois Nurses Foundation


Presentations/Publications/Productions

International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses. (2020). Scope and standards of practice: Plastic and aesthetic nursing (3rd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Nursebooks.org.

Soso, K. (2017). Tissue expansion: Do we wait for chemotherapy? Plastic Surgical Nursing, 37(3), 116-118. DOI: 10.1097/PSN.0000000000000195.

Soso, K., & VanWicklin, S. (Oct. 2020). Scope & Standards 3.0. Presented to the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses during the 2020 Live Virtual Meeting.

Soso, K. (Aug. 2020). Using Canvas Scheduler for virtual appointments. Presented to the faculty of Saint Xavier University as a session during Technology Day.

Soso, K. (Aug. 2019). Office hours of the future. Presented to the faculty of Saint Xavier University as a session during Technology Day.

Soso, K. (June 2019). The death of death by PowerPoint. Presented to the Department of Professional Nursing Practice at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Soso, K. (April 2018). The death of death by PowerPoint. Presented to the Department of Quality Improvement at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.