Adjunct Professor of Nursing
I began my work as a nurse in Labor and Delivery, and loved every minute of it. I decided after about 15 years to back to graduate school and become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Soon after becoming a nurse practitioner, I was commissioned as a Navy Nurse Corps Officer, reserves. My Navy career worked well with my civilian career. I have been deployed many times to many places. I retired from the Navy Nurse Corps after 20 years of service in May 2014. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings as a nurse practitioner, both in private practice and in military settings. After earning my PhD in nursing, I became the graduate program director for the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program at ODU. Now, I’m very happy to have relocated in beautiful Central Virginia working with graduate nursing students again!
- PhD, Nursing – VCU/MCV, Richmond, Va., 2008
- MS in Nursing, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner – VCU/MCV, Richmond, Va., 1992
- BSN – Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va., 1976
Putnam, K. Psychometric property evaluation of a midlife women quality of life questionnaire. International Journal of Advanced Nursing Studies, North America, 3, Oct. 2014. Available at: http://www.sciencepubco.com/index.php/IJANS/article/view/3192/1441.
Putnam KF, Mueller LA, Magann EF, Thagaard A, Johnson AM, Ounpraseuth ST, Morrison JC. “Evaluating effects of self-reported domestic physical activity on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes in “stay at home” military wives.” Military Medicine, 2013 Aug; 178(8):893-8. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-13-00045.
Putnam, KF. “Military Service Through the Eyes of This Nurse,” Urology Nursing Journal, March/April 2013.
Putnam, KF, Magann, EF, Doherty, DA, Poole, AT, Chauhan, SP, Warner, W. “Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating the Frequency of Membrane Sweeping with an unfavorable Cervix at 39 Weeks.” Int J Women’s Health. 2011; 3: 287–294. Published online 2011 August 19. doi: 10.2147/IJWH.S23436.
I am interested in instrument development, midlife women’s health and military families, particularly the health of adolescent children following parental return from deployment.
We relocated to Central Virginia after over 40 years in Tidewater, Virginia. We have 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren. We are anxious to learn more and explore this part of lovely Virginia. I love to read almost anything, needle work, and tend to my flower garden.