Katie Macdonald APRN
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner
Katie is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (nurse practitioner). Katie has worked for Dickson Diveley Orthopaedics since 2015. She has 16 years of nursing experience. Her experience includes medical / surgical nursing, nursing at a residential children’s sports camp, surgical nurse, and peri-operative coordinator.
- Orthopedics, St. Luke’s Hospital
- BSN, Indiana University
- Master of Science in Nursing, Saint Luke’s college of Health Sciences / Rockhurst University
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Areas of Specialty
As a student Katie became interested in healthcare abroad. She spent a summer in Mexico providing nursing care while attending a language immersion school. Katie has also studied healthcare practices in New Zealand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. She has only dabbled in this interest, but her adventure is not over.
More About Katie Macdonald, APRN
Initially, after graduating from nursing school, Katie worked on a busy medical / surgical unit, where she developed a strong foundation of nursing fundamentals.
Katie had the privilege of spending the summers in New Hampshire, working as a nurse at a residential children’s sports camp. By a complete twist of fate, she landed a job in the operating room. This is where Katie became interested in orthopedics while working as a circulating / scrub nurse on the orthopedic team at Saint Luke’s hospital. Eventually, she became the peri-operative coordinator, in the main operating room, at Saint Luke’s hospital. Being a coordinator required high-level thinking while juggling an endless number of variables. This challenge propelled her to apply for graduate school and pursue a career in advanced practice nursing. All of Katie’s experience and various nursing roles have allowed her to have a unique perspective of the “big picture,” which she is able to implement into her advanced nursing practice. While Katie may specialize in a certain part of the body, she always practices with a holistic approach.
Outside of Work
Katie is a proud mom! Her daughter enjoys a variety of sports and most weekends you can find Katie at one of her events. She is an avid cyclist, hiker, and nature lover. Katie recently purchased a gravel bicycle and intends to explore the Flint Hills of Kansas this year. While Katie is not a Kansas native, she has fallen in love with the Kansas landscape. She spends many weekends hiking around the prairie and learning about native- grasses, finding interesting lizards, and taking in the picturesque scenery. Katie is also a lover of plants. Her family thinks she has too many, but she says one can never have too many plants!
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