Patricia Kiladis

Patricia Kiladis, PhD (C), M.S., R.N.

Henry 110
Tel (808) 739-8347
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Interim Dean of Nursing, Associate Professor of Nursing

Patricia KiladisPatricia Kiladis, PhD (C), M.S., R.N. is a nurse educator with many years of experience in nursing practice, curriculum development, and teaching. She most recently was the Director of the Undergraduate Nursing Program and nursing faculty at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Previous to assuming the role of Director at NU, Ms. Kiladis seved as an Associate Clinical Specialist, teaching the Women and Family Nursing course, coordinating the clinical faculty, collaborating with clinical agencies in selection of clinical assignments, securing a variety of clinical placements through out Boston and its communities and coordination of activities that promoted learning in womenís health and maternity.

Ms. Kiladis' area of expertise is maternal-child health. Over the years she has been a clinical instructor in maternity; a childbirth educator; and has managed staff and nurse managers in the inpatient clinical areas of NICU, labor and delivery, postpartum, and newborn nursery in a 5000 delivery per year unit. Courses she has taught in her long career include nursing fundamentals, health assessment, pediatrics, pharmacology, leadership and management, and community health.

For two years she lived in Singapore where she worked as a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, providing the international and local communities with a well-baby clinic, breast feeding education and support. She facilitated and traveled with nursing students to provide transcultural nursing experiences.

At Chaminade, Professor Kiladis has worked with the Dean and fellow faculty members developing the nursing curriculum. She has been instrumental in the development of the pathophysiology and pharmacology course and the genetics and genomics course.

She has published a number of articles on the topics of pediatric and women's health in several health care periodicals. She is a PhD candidate in Law and Policy at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.


Massachusetts General Hospital: Diploma in Nursing
Worcester State College: BS in Nursing
Boston University: MS Parent-Child Nursing
Northeastern University: PhD Candidate 2005




Abstract Presentation:

  • Kiladis, P. (2008). A comparison of policy strategies between the United States and global nations designed to improve the nursing shortage. Poster session presented at the 19th International Research congress of Sigma Theta Tau International, Singapore.


  • Kiladis, P.A. (2007) State policy initiatives to expand public nursing education capacity. Website:
  • Kiladis, P.A. (2008). Complications of the intrapartum period. In Hisley, S & Ward, C. (Eds). Maternal-Newborn and Womenís Health Nursing. Philadelphia F.A. Davis
  • Kiladis, P. A. (2005). (Review of the book Law and Order: Street crime, civil unrest, and the crisis of liberalism in the 1960ís). Bimonthly Review of Law Books, 16, 13-14.
  • Kiladis, P.A. (2005). Critical Thinking Skills in Pediatric Assessment. Prentice Hall CD Series.
  • Kiladis, P. A. (2001). Complications of the postpartum period. In P.S. Matteson (Ed.), Collaborating with Women and their Families:Providing Nursing Care in the Community. New York: Mosby.
  • Kiladis, P.A. (1994). What is the relationship between smoking during pregnancy and low-birth weight infants? Are any smoking cessation programs designed specifically for pregnant women? Voice, p. 7.
  • Kiladis, P. A. (1993) Competencies and program guidelines for nurse providers of perinatal education. AWHONN Publication.
  • Bruce, S, & Kiladis, P. A. (1986). Childbirth Education: Process and Product. In Psychoeducational approaches to family therapy and counseling. Springer Publication.Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Kiladis, P. A. (1985). The effect of a breastfeeding program on the duration of breastfeeding. Unpublished masterís thesis, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.