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Dr. Agnes Burkhard,MSN, RN, APHN-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact Information

Caruthers Hall 2024
(703) 526-6879

Academic Credentials

B.S.N., Marymount College of Virginia
M.S.N., George Mason University
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Other study/credentials:
  • Post-Master's Certificate – Community/Public Health Nursing, The Catholic University of America, School of Nursing
  • Pre-doctoral Traineeship – Leadership Education in Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Certified as an Advanced Public Health Nurse (APHN-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Teaching Areas:

  • Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Community/Public Health Nursing
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • Nursing Capstone
Research Interests:
  • Childhood developmental disabilities
  • Family caregiving
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Preceptorship in nursing education
With expertise in community/public health nursing, Agnes Burkhard joined Marymount’s faculty in 2010. Her professional background includes experience in medical-surgical nursing, oncology nursing, home health, school nursing, and community-based care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Dr. Burkhard completed a pre-doctoral interdisciplinary traineeship focused on leadership education in childhood neurodevelopmental disabilities.
She served both as an active duty and reserve nurse in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.
In 2010, Dr. Burkhard was awarded a research grant by the Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, and she has presented at local and national conferences on topics including healthy home environments for children, family caregiving, evidence-based practice curricular initiatives, and promoting diversity in the community/public health nursing workforce.
Active with nursing organizations, Dr. Burkhard is a member of the Eta Alpha and Kappa Chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, and the American Nurses Association.