Cathy Fant

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Dr. Fant has over 30 years as nurse educator in ADN, BSN, and MSN programs, both on ground and online. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Walden. She developed a nursing informatics track and has revised informatics nursing courses. Her clinical background includes ED and critical care. She is a member of informatics associations. Currently, she is active in a big data initiative's education workgroup at The University of Minnesota. Nursing informatics is Dr. Fant's research field with her current focus on examining nurse practitioners' perceptions of sharing clinical notes. Dr. Fant is a retired Col in Air Force Reserves where she functioned in numerous clinical and administrative positions.

Courses Taught

Nurs 6051 - Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Though Technology

Nurs 6401 - Informatics in Nursing and Healthcare


PhD, Catholic University of America

MSN, University of Nebraska Medical Center

BSN, Columbia University

Post-master's Certificate, University of Maryland


Fant, C. (2019). Sharing Clinical Notes with Patients: The Nurse Practitioner Perspective. The Nurse Practitioner

Fant, C. (2019). Disasters: Who Responds When. The Nurse Practitioner

Fant, C. (2018). Exploration of Portal Activation by Patients in a Healthcare System. Computers, Informatics, Nursing

Fant, C. (2018). Too many medication alerts: How alarm frequency affects providers. The Nurse Practitioner

Fant, C. (2015). Patient Portal and Implications for Nursing; Using Technology to Increase Patient Engagement. Advance Healthcare Network

Fant, C. (2015). Transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 Implications for Nurse Practitioners. The Nurse Practitioner


Fant, C. (2019). Nurse Practitioner Perceptions on Sharing of Clinical Notes via Patient Portals. AANP