ROCKFORD, Illinois – SwedishAmerican is pleased to welcome new nurse practitioner Katherine Coulter, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC. She joins the medical team at the SwedishAmerican Rochelle Clinic (380 IL Rte. 38 East, Rochelle).

Katherine comes to SwedishAmerican with a board certification as a family nurse practitioner and has special interests in allergies, bariatrics/obesity, cardiac health, child/adolescent health, chronic disease management, disease prevention, diabetes management, geriatric medicine, headaches/migraines, health and wellness, nutrition, patient education, pediatric care, preventive medicine, weight loss, women’s health and women and children. She received her DNP from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove and her master’s degree in Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University.

“As a nurse practitioner, I am able to help people on a daily basis and make a difference in their lives,” Katherine said. “I am passionate about medical research and utilizing innovative methods to improve healthcare for patients and populations. I chose nursing as my profession because I truly believe that the desire to help people through nursing is a calling, and I feel drawn toward helping those in need.

“My philosophy of nursing incorporates the knowledge of medicine while blending it with interpersonal, compassionate care that respects the dignity of each patient.

Katherine is a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, a junior counselor for Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Omega Chapter and a member of National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing.


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For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call SwedishAmerican Rochelle Clinic at 779-696-9050.