Kaye L. Schmidt - MA RN NEA-BC CPHON®

Current Position

Service Line Director, Children’s Blood & Cancer Center
Dell Children’s Medical Center
Austin, Texas

Specialty Demographics

Administration | Oncology | Hematology | Transplant | Cellular Therapy

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 1989

Local Chapter Membership

APHON – Austin chapter since 2023
APHON – Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter member 2003-2022


  • MA, 1991, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • BSN, 1983, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD


APHON National

  • APHON Counts
  • Editor, 2014–2017
  • Assistant Editor, 2011–2014
  • Administrative Tidbits Column Editor, 2009–2011
  • Steering Council: Member, 2009–2011
  • Webinar Presenter: “Leading the Battle at the Bedside: Do You Trust Others? Do Others Trust You?,” 2016
  • Annual Conference
  • Poster Presenter: “Sickle Cell Pain: Strategies to Reduce Readmissions within 15 days of Discharge,” 2018
  • Concurrent Session Presenter: “The First 6 Months: Health Care Under a New President,” 2017
  • Concurrent Session Presenter: “Leading the Battle at the Bedside: Do You Trust Others? Do Others Trust You?,” 2016
  • General Session Presenter: “Healthcare Reform and Advocacy,” 2015
  • Concurrent Session Presenter: “Healthcare Reform a Year Later—Where Are We at Now?,” 2014
  • Poster Presenter: “Medication Safety: Strategies to Reduce Error,” 2014
  • Concurrent Session Presenter: “Change: The Guaranteed Constant in Health Care,” 2013
  • Preconference Session Presenter: “Telephone Triage 101: Keys to Assessment, Tools for Success,” 2013
  • Poster Presenter: “Utilizing the Quality Data from Alaris® Smart Pumps to Reduce Medication Errors,” 2010
  • Poster Presenter: “Families as Partners in Designing New Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Facilities and Expansion of Services,” 2008
  • Concurrent Session Presenter: “Professional Boundaries in Pediatric Oncology: Have You Ever Crossed the Line?” 2007
  • Poster Presenter: Professional Development Program Implementation in an integrated inpatient and Outpatient Hematology-Oncology Setting,” 2007
  • Poster Presenter: “Making Chemotherapy Administration Safer: Use of a Multidisciplinary Failure Mode Effects Analysis to Guide Policy Development and Implementation,” 2006
  • Concurrent Session Presenter: “Speaking from Experience: The Practical Information Needed by Patients and Families,” 2005
  • Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
    • “Consensus Statements: Ambulatory Pediatric Oncology Nursing Practice,” 2010
    • “Implementation of AHCPR Acute Pain Guidelines in Pediatrics,” 1995
    • “Pediatric Cancer Pain: What Do Nurses in Iowa Know?” 1993
    • “Pediatric Cancer Pain Management: A Survey of Nurses’ Knowledge,” 1994

APHON Local Chapter

  • APHON Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter
    • Chapter president, 2018–2020
  • APHON Iowa Chapter
    • President, 1997–1999
    • Vice President, 1995–1997
  • APHON Southern California Chapter: Annual Conference Podium Presenter
    • “Healthcare Reform: The First Battle in Obtaining Optimal Care,” 2016
    • “Leading the Battle at the Bedside: The Direct Care Nurse as a Leader,” 2016

Other Nursing Leadership

  • Professional Organizations
  • Association of Nurse Leaders (AONL), 2008–Present
  • Oncology Nursing Society, 1996-1998; 2005–2011
  • Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners, 1988–1995
  • Publications
  • Journal of Nursing Care Quality
  • Author: “Reduction of Medication Errors: A Unique Approach,” 2017
  • Author: “Implementation of the AHCPR Pain Guidelines for Children,” 1994
  • Journal of Pediatric Nursing
  • Author: “Pediatric Palliative Care: Starting a Hospital-Based Program,” 2011
  • Author: “Determining Research Priorities in Pediatric Nursing—A Delphi Study,” 1997
  • AACN Clinical Issues, Author: “Implementation of the Agency of Healthcare Policy and Research Pain Guidelines,” 1996
  • American Journal of Nursing, Author: “How to Apply the AHCPR’s Pediatric Pain Guideline,” 1994

Other Volunteer Activities

  • Leukemia-Lymphoma Society: First Connection Volunteer