Kirstyn M. Kameg, DNP, PMHNP-BC
University Professor of Nursing (Nursing)
Coordinator, Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program (Nursing)
412-397-6810 phone (M)
412-397-3277 fax
Scaife Hall 116

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 2008
  • Certificate, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Rush University, 2011
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Pittsburgh, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1998

Professional Background

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Education
  • Maintain a private practice as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Simulation as a teaching methodology in psychiatric mental health nursing
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Eating Disorders


  • Szpak, J.L. & Kameg, K. (2011).  Simulation decreases nursing student anxiety prior to communication with mentally ill patients. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. (in press). 

  • Howard, V.M., Englert, N., Kameg, K., & Perozzi, K. (2011). Integration of simulation across the undergraduate curriculum: Student and faculty perspectives. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 7(1), e1-e10.

  • Mitchell, A.M., Kameg, K., & Founds, S. (2010). An overview of opiate use during pregnancy: An evidence-based approach to treatment, Minerva Psichiatrica, 51, 271-80.

  • Kameg, K., Clochesy, J., Howard, V., Mitchell, A.M., & Suresky, J. (2010). Impact of high fidelity human simulation on self-efficacy of communication skills. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31(5), 315-23.

  • Kameg. K., Mitchell, A.M., Clochesy, J., Howard, V., & Suresky, J. (2009). Communication and human patient simulation in psychiatric nursing. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 30(8), 503-508.

  • Zalice-Kameg, K., Perozzi, K.J., & Howard, V. (2008). Methamphetamine: abuse, pregnancy, and treatment considerations. Women’s Health Care: A Practical Journal for Nurse Practitioners 7(9) 26-33.

  • Hogan, M.A., Gaylord, C., Gruener., Rodgers, J., & Zalice-Kameg, K. (Eds.). (2008). Mental Health Nursing: Reviews & Rationales (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

  • Perozzi, K.J., Zalice-Kameg, K., Howard, V., & Skariot, L.N. (2007). HSV:  What you need to know to care for your pregnant patient. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 32(6), 345-350.

  • Zalice-Kameg, K., Perozzi, K.J., & Locasto, L.W. (2006).  Opiate/opioid addiction in pregnancy: comprehensive overview. Women’s Health Care: A Practical Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 5(1), 24-33.

  • Mitchell, A.M., Sakraida, T.J., & Zalice-Kameg, K. (2005). Disaster care: Psychological considerations. Nursing Clinics of North America, 40(3), 535-550.

  • Zalice-Kameg, K. & Mitchell, A.M.  (2005). Increasing nurse practitioner awareness: psychological and psychosocial issues in the care of the transplant patient. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9(6), 9-18.

  • Mitchell, A.M., Sakraida, T.J., & Zalice-Kameg, K. (2005). Effectiveness of psychological debriefings for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder. In Melnyk, B.M. & Fineout-Overholt (Eds.), Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: a guide to best practice. (pp. 39-49). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

  • Kameg, K.M., Mitchell, A.M., & Chmielewski, J.  (2003). Recognizing and managing eating disorders in primary care.  The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7(6), 9-17.

  • Mitchell, A.M., Sakraida, T.J., & Kameg, K. (2003). Critical incident stress debriefing: implications for best practice.  Disaster Management and Response, 1(2), 46-51.


    Mitchell, A.M., Kameg, K., & Sakraida, T.J.  (2003). Post-traumatic stress: clinical implications.  Disaster Management and Response, 1(1) 14-18.

  • Mitchell, A.M., Hoffman, R.L., Zalice-Kameg, K., & Chmielewski, J.U. (2003). Psychological and psychosocial issues and care in the transplant patient.  In E. Soeda (Ed.), Organ Transplant Nursing, (pp.88-94).  Tokyo, Japan:Gakken Publishing.

  • Mitchell, A.M., Sakraida, T.J., & Kameg, K.  (2002). Overview of post-traumatic stress.  Disaster Management and Response, Premier issue, 10-14.


  • 2012 - Depression and Anxiety Management in the Primary Care Setting Laurel Highlands Nurse Practitioner Association Conference Johnstown, PA
  • 2012 - Eating Disorders: Management Issues in the Primary Care Setting 7th Annual Nita Lewis Pharmacology Update Advanced Practices Nurses of the Upper Ohio Valley Wheeling, WV
  • 2011 - Psychopharmacological Management in the Primary Care Setting Robert Morris University Annual Preceptor Conference Moon Township, PA
  • 2011 - Fusion of Psychiatric and Medical High Fidelity Simulation Scenarios: Effect on Student Knowledge and Retention of Knowledge Greater Pittsburgh 23rd Annual Nursing Research Conference Monroeville, PA
  • 2011 - Simulation in Nursing Education: Exploring Generational Differences International Meeting on Simulation in Health Care New Orleans, LA International poster presentation
  • 2010 - Impact of High Fidelity Simulation on Nursing Students? Self-Efficacy of Communication Skills Drexel?s Simulation in Healthcare Conference Fort Lauderdale, FL Abstract Presentation
  • 2010 - Overview of Differential Diagnosis and Management of Eating Disorders Southwestern PA Nurse Practitioner Organization Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2009 - Impact of High Fidelity Simulation on Self-Efficacy of Communication Skills Greater Pittsburgh 21st Annual Nursing Research Conference Moon Township, PA
  • 2009 - The Effect of Human Patient Simulation on Nursing Students? Self-Efficacy of Communication Skills Mosby?s Faculty Development Institute Conference Orlando, FL Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentation
  • 2006 - Use of High Fidelity Patient Simulators to Assist with the Development of Communication Skills in Psychiatric Nursing American Psychiatric Nurses Association Long Beach, CA
  • 2002 - The Spectrum of Adolescent Eating Disorders: Key Issues in Management Psychiatric Nursing Update: Current Issues in Treatment Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2002 - Eating Disorders and Adolescents University of Pittsburgh Nursing Horizons Conference Pittsburgh, PA

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Kirstyn

Fall 2016: Doctorate
  • NURS9210-A
  • 06:00-08:50 PM RMKameg12 (08/29-12/17/16)5 Seats
  • NURS9215-A
  • -APPTMKameg12 (08/29-12/17/16)8 Seats
  • NURS9230-A
  • -APPTMKameg12 (08/29-12/17/16)3 Seats

    Spring 2017: Doctora
  • NURS9310-A
  • 06:00-09:00 PM RMKameg12 (01/09-04/29/17)0 Seats
  • NURS9315-A
  • -APPTMKameg12 (01/09-04/29/17)4 Seats
  • NURS9340-A
  • -APPTMKameg12 (01/09-04/29/17)12 Seats