Kevin Hook


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Kevin Hook


Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP

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Kevin Hook's additional information

Kevin Hook, DNP, MSB, MA, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, APN (he/him/his) is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. He is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Before joining Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Prof. Hook was Director of Community-Based Palliative Medicine at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. He was also most recently a lecturer at the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.

Before joining Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Hook held numerous leadership positions in the post-acute care domain as well as spending several years as a critical care nurse before starting his graduate nurse practitioner studies. His research and practice interests are focused on the care of elders, palliative care, organizational and medical ethics, and nursing leadership and innovation. His DNP work focused on nursing leadership and self-efficacy.

In leadership positions, Hook has focused on evidence-based programming to initiate transitional care, palliative care, and policy analysis and planning using nursing leadership at all levels.

He earned his DNP from The George Washington University School of Nursing and was awarded the Dean Pam Jeffries Innovation Award. He earned his MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, his master’s degree in bioethics at Clarkson University/Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing.

DNP – The George Washington University (2019)
MSB – Clarkson University/Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
MSN – University of Pennsylvania (2006)
BSN – Columbia University (1998)
MA – Indiana University (1988)
BA – University of Indianapolis (1978)

Faculty Honors Awards

Dean Pam Jeffries Award for Innovation, The George Washington University (2019)
Sigma Theta Tau (2012)


From Means to Ends: Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

Monturo, C., & Hook, K. (2009). Nursing Clinics of North America, 44(4), 505-515. 10.1016/j.cnur.2009.07.005
The withdrawal, withholding, or implementation of life-sustaining treatments such as artificial nutrition and hydration challenge nurses on a daily basis. To meet these challenges, nurses need the composite skills of moral and ethical discernment, practical wisdom and a knowledge base that justifies reasoning and actions that support patient and family decision making. Nurses' moral knowledge develops through experiential learning, didactic learning, and deliberation of ethical principles that merge with moral intuition, ethical codes, and moral theories. Only when a nurse becomes skilled and confident in gathering empiric and ethical knowledge can he or she fully act as a moral agent in assisting families faced with making highly emotional decisions regarding the provision, withholding, or withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration.