Katelyn (Katie) Rafferty-Balas, MSN

Title: Instructor
Division: Nursing
Office Location: Nursing 190
Office Phone: 815-753-1231
Email: krafferty2@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • Medical-Surgical II Nursing
  • NURS 433 Child Health Nursing Clinical


  • MSN, Aspen University, Major: Nursing Education
  • B.S.N., Colorado Christian University, Major: Nursing

Academic/Research Interests

  • Disaster Relief Nursing
  • Nursing Education

Clinical Experience

  • 2014-2015: Registered Nurse - St Francis Medical Center: Med-Surg
  • 2015-2016: Registered Nurse - Travel Nurse, various locations: Med-Surg
  • 2016-2019: Registered Nurse - Children’s Mercy, Pediatric ER, NICU, PICU
  • 2019-Present: Registered Nurse - Northwestern Medicine, ER
  • 2022-Present: Registered Nurse - Samaritan’s Purse, Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), International Aid

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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