Nicole Mollenkopf

Nicole Mollenkopf, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She teaches pharmacology to pre-licensure nursing students in the Master of Science in Nursing Entry into Nursing Program. She also teaches advanced clinical pharmacology to nurses in the Masters of Science Nursing Advanced Nursing Practice and the Doctor of Nursing Advanced Practice programs. She maintains a practice site as a Patient Safety Specialist at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Prior to her current position, she served as the Medication Safety Officer for Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center from 2006 – 2014. She also served as the PGY-2 Medication-Use Safety Residency Director from 2011 – 2014. 

Nicole received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Temple University School of Pharmacy in 2004. She completed a pharmacy practice residency and PGY-2 medication-use safety residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2014, she earned a Masters of Business Administration in Medical Services Management from the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Nicole is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has completed numerous patient safety training programs in topics such as: Human Factors Engineering, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Teamwork and Communication.

Nicole has served as an expert medication safety consultant both nationally and internationally with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, as well as, Johns Hopkins International. She was an ISMP Medication Safety Intensive Distinguished Faculty Member from 2009 – 2015. Nicole has served on state and national committees focused on medication safety for professional organizations including ASHP, MSHP, PPAG, and MSOS. Her primary research focus is the use of lean sigma and human factors engineering principles in the context of Health Information Technology to improve the quality and safety of the medication-use process.