Katherine J. Coulter, D.N.P., MSN, APRN-FPA, FNP-BC

Katherine Coulter
Title: Director of Graduate Nursing Studies, Assistant Professor
Division: Nursing
Office Location: Nursing 147
Office Phone: 815-752-8377
Email: katherinecoulter@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • NURS 706: Healthcare Informatics
  • NURS 710: DNP Project I: Seminar
  • NURS 713: DNP Project I: Practicum
  • NURS 723: DNP Project II: Practicum
  • NURS 733: DNP Project III: Practicum
  • NURS 308: Alterations in biological systems
  • NURS 333: Medical surgical nursing, clinical
  • NURS 422: Child health nursing
  • NURS 601: Transition to Master's level nursing
  • NURS 651: Primary care: Infant, child, and adolescent 
  • NURS 653: Primary care: infants, child, and adolescent health internship
  • NURS 663: Adult internship with an emphasis on women
  • NURS 673: Adult gerontology internship
  • NURS 677: Pediatric internship
  • NURS 678: Women’s health internship
  • NURS 679: Adult internship


  • DNP, Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2015
  • MSN, Northern Illinois University, Advanced Practice Nurse/Family Nurse Practitioner, 2011
  • BSN, Northern Illinois University, Nursing 2009
  • AAS/AS, Kishwaukee Community College, 2007, Nursing

Research Interests

  • Distance learning and innovative teaching strategies
  • Diabetes in vulnerable populations and diabetes self-management
  • Issues in internal medicine
  • Rural healthcare
  • Pre-hospital care
  • Gun violence
  • Bullying and social media


Taylor, P. and Coulter, K. J. (2022). Factors influencing virtual synchronous site visits in a family nurse practitioner program. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 40(5), 293-296. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000877

Coulter, K. J. and Hintzsche, M. F. (2021). Improving the knowledge gap of sepsis identification by training first responders in prehospital sepsis screening. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice. 14(3), 165-175. doi: 10.1891/JDNP-D-20-00062

Coulter, K. J., and Hintzsche, M. F. (2021). Approaches in prehospital sepsis screening. Journal of Emergency Medical Services.

Coulter, K. J. and Hintzsche, M. F. (2021). Establishing a telehealth program in primary care for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice. 13(3), 207-215. doi: 10.1891/JDNP-D-19-00068

Coulter, K. J. (2018). Standardized follow-ups lower HbA1c in adults with type 2 diabetes living in a rural community: a pilot study. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 11(1), 16-24. doi:10.1891/2380-9418.11.1.16

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