BEHIND THE PODIUM: Meet Dr. Kevin Maxwell

Kevin Maxwell

Dr. Kevin Maxwell DNP, FNP-BC, RN joined the Hahn School of Nursing in 2011 as a clinical instructor while he was finishing the FNP program at USD.  During the final semester of the DNP program, Dr. Maxwell began to pursue his passion for classroom teaching.  Having been mentored by “Mr. Pathophysiology”, Dr. Joe Burkard, Dr. Maxwell has since taken over teaching the Advanced Pathophysiology course for MEPN students.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Maxwell works full-time as a DNP in the department of Trauma/Surgery at UCSD Medical Center.

Dr. Maxwell’s nursing background includes working on the PCU at UCSD, as a new graduate and then transitioning to his first passion in the Emergency Department. He has also worked as House Nursing Supervisor for UCSD, while completing the DNP at USD.

Regarding his experience as an adjunct clinical faculty Dr. Maxwell has stated:  “The time I spend with the students at USD, in all of the various programs, has been among the most fulfilling of my nursing career.  I enjoy watching students grow into their new roles.”

Students will find learning through story telling is evident in the classroom teaching of Dr. Maxwell.

Fun Fact:  Prior to his nursing career, Dr. Maxwell worked for 23 years as an International Flight Attendant for United Airlines.   “You would be amazed at the many similarities I have observed between flight attendants and nurses, and great stories too!”

You can observe Dr.  Maxwell during the spring semester, teaching Advanced Pathophysiology on Tuesdays from 0730-1030, room HSON106

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