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Katherine Stackhouse DNP, RN, FNP-C, ACHPN

Assistant Professor

Dr. Katherine Stackhouse is an assistant professor within the Division of Nursing, teaching in the graduate nursing program at DeSales University. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner combined with further post graduate studies and board certification in hospice and palliative medicine. For more than 13 years she has served in a wide variety of primary care roles including family practice, pediatrics, geriatrics, hospice and palliative medicine, and occupational medicine with additional certification as a DOT (Department of Transportation) medical examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Dr. Stackhouse possesses an enthusiasm to share nursing knowledge and evidence-based practice, fostering the future of nurse practitioners. Her teaching experience includes a variety of courses in the graduate nursing program including clinical prevention in population health, teaching methods and media, curriculum design and evaluation, health informatics quality and safety, and advanced physical assessment. She supports DeSales DNP students serving as a chair and reader for scholarly projects and maintains an active clinical practice as a nurse practitioner for patients in family practice and hospice and palliative medicine.

Dr. Stackhouse is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in which she also serves as a content expert and volunteer.

She has a great love for nature and travel, exploring new places and cultures. Whether it be the beach or the mountains, she enjoys everything nature has to offer.

Dr. Stackhouse received her BSN from Cedar Crest College and her MSN/FNP from DeSales University. She completed her DNP at DeSales University with a concentration in clinical leadership.