Caring for Abused Children
Kathleen Jordan, Clinical Nursing Professor

Jordan is leading grant-funded research to aid medical professionals and social workers who examine and care for children who have been victims of sexual abuse.

An active nurse practitioner for 30 years, Jordan created the study, titled “Pediatric Sexual Abuse: An Interprofessional Approach to Optimizing Emergency Care.” The goal of the research is to improve not only emergency providers’ ability to identify sexual abuse in their pediatric patients but also their ability to treat these children.

Jordan specializes in pediatrics, emergency care and child maltreatment. She also works as a nurse practitioner with Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates, which staffs Charlotte-area Novant Health emergency departments.