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Nina K. Westhus, Ph.D., RN, CPN

Associate Professor

Courses Taught

Nursing of children to undergraduate students, growth and development at master's level


  • B.S.N., Saint Louis University
  • M.S.N., Nursing of Children, Saint Louis University
  • Ph.D., Nursing, Saint Louis University

Research Interests

Dr. Westhus' research interest is in how children learn activities to care for themselves. She has investigated how children learn to use inhalation medications with the aid of mnemonic devices. She is currently interested in children's use of the diskus inhaler.

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society)
  • American Lung Association
  • American Nurses' Association
  • Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurse
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society (Co-chair Nursing of Children Research Section)
  • Missouri Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • St. Louis Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses