Patricia (Pat) Hooper Kyriakidis, RN, PhD is serving as Chief Executive Officer & Chief Integrations Officer at NovEx.  Kyriakidis will ensure that faculty and educators have an easily accessible method to transform the classroom. Methodologies are provided to use the Coaching Cases for situated clinical teaching, coaching and learning in the classroom. The context-based aid allow educators to smoothly transition their teaching strategies to an innovative, pedagogically sound, integrative method.

Dr. Kyriakidis is also a Consultant at Practice Solution, Inc., in Nashville, TN.  She is committed to improving patient care and to closing the widening education-practice gap by preserving and extending the expertise in nursing practice.  Dr. Kyriakidis has consulted extensively to educate about and assist in developing expertise in clinical practice, in transforming environments to support expertise and practice development, and in designing and implementing clinical recognition programs since 1995.  Her research over the past 26 years has examined the clinical reasoning, judgment, and skillful performance of experts. Recently, she has studied how both administrative supports and situated coaching for practice development influence the clinical and ethical development of new nurses.

Dr. Kyriakidis is a nationally known speaker on critical care, practice development, and leadership topics since 1984. As a clinical nurse specialist, Dr. Kyriakidis received the Florence Nightingale Award for Foreign Nursing Service from the American Red Cross for her clinical service the Cambodian Refugee camps and for opening and teaching in the “Barefoot Doctor” school in the war zone camps.  In 1999 and 2011, she was co-recipient, with Drs. Patricia Benner and Daphne Stannard, of four AJN Book of the Year awards and the Media of the Year award for Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Critical Care: A Thinking-in-Action Approach.