Clinical Assistant Professor

Kathleen began her nursing career at the University of Vermont Medical Center, where she served as a staff nurse on a cardiology/telemetry unit for seven years and then as a nurse educator on a cardiothoracic/vascular surgical telemetry unit for two years. Kathleen enjoys mentoring nursing students by creating a positive, exciting, compassionate and supportive learning environment. When she is away from work she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and rescue dog.


Garbarino, J. & Monforte, K. (2019).  Engaging undergraduate nursing students in health care quality education. Journal of Nursing Education, 58(5), 315-316.

Associations and Affiliations

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Progressive Care Certified Nurse
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • American Nurses Association
  • Vermont State Nurses Association
Kathleen Monforte

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Nursing education, medical-surgical nursing


  • M.S., Nursing Education; Drexel University
  • A.D., Nursing; Vermont Technical College
  • B.S., Biochemistry; St. Michael's College


  • (802) 656-9701
Office Location:

227 Rowell Building

Courses Taught

  • PRNU 128 - Pharmacology
  • PRNU 134 - Adult Health Nursing I
  • PRNU 134 - Adult Health Nursing I Nursing Practicum
  • PRNU 234 - Adult Health Nursing II Nursing Practicum