Katherine Scott - Mercy College

Katherine-Scott, DNP, CPNP, BSN
Assistant Professor
(515) 643-6783

Office Location
Building 1, Room 206

Office Hours

Year Started at Mercy College 2017

Course Taught

  • Holistic Health Assessment
  • Family Heath Nursing
  • Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 
  • Transition to Practice
  • Teaching and Learning


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice- University of Iowa (May 2017) 
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing- Grand View University (December 2012)
  • Associate Degree in Nursing- DMACC (December 2009)


  • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP)

Clinical/Field Experience

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Blank Children's STAR Center
  • Assistant Professor and Adjunct Clinical Faculty for Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • Registered Nurse- LifeFlight Des Moines Pediatric Transport Team
  • Registered Nurse- Blank Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • Care of children in welfare custody
  • Emergency and intensive care of pediatric patients 

Advice to Students/Favorite Quote

  • Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. - Henry Ford 
  • There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. -Colin Powell

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) member
  • Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners (IANP) member
  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) member
  • National League of Nursing (NLN) member 

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