I highly value team-based healthcare and believe that each discipline uniquely contributes to best practice. My background in education is another skill that will allow me to provide comprehensive healthcare and build relationships with patients on another level. This relationship is key in creating a plan of care together to manage both acute and chronic conditions. At heart, I hope to be an advanced practice provider with a passion for providing excellent healthcare for individuals across the life span.
Katie worked closely with diabetes, hypertension, and weight management patients as a registered nurse. Her DNP research project was entitled: Patient Activation and Weight Management in Primary Care, which focused on motivating patients to manage their chronic conditions to improve outcomes and reduce cost of care.
Katie is married and has two young children. Her husband is an engineer at POET in Sioux Falls. In her spare time she enjoys staying active and plays in a soccer league on the weekends. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
• Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing-Former President Zeta Zeta Chapter
• Augustana Leadership Award