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Katherine Tucker MSN, RN, CPN

Assistant Professor

(317) 955-6484 
Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Room 363



Katherine enjoys serving in various roles in nursing and pediatrics and has done so for over the past 16 years.  These positions include student nurse, bedside RN, charge RN, preceptor, shift coordinator, and professional development specialist all at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, working with most areas outside of the ICU during her time at Riley. 

She possesses a BSN and MSN both from Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis, IN.  She enjoys teaching and has taught over the past seven years at various schools of nursing in Indianapolis, making Marian University her full time home in the Fall of 2018.

She a life long learner, maintaining a certification as a certified pediatric nurse (CPN).  She is a member of The Society of Pediatric Nurses, the NLN, serves as secretary for the Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society, and as the recorder for the Leighton School of Nursing Faculty Council as well as serving on other MU task forces.


  • Masters of Science, 2013: Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis IN
  • Bachelors of Science, 2006: Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis IN

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of Community Health Nursing Educators
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau 

Work History

  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health from 2004-2018
  • Indiana University School of Nursing 2013-2018

Professional Affiliations

  • Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Treasurer
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses

Area of Expertise

  • Pediatrics
  • Leadership
  • Staff Development
  • Nurse Residency Programming

Teaching Interests and Focus

  • Pediatrics 
  • Leadership
  • Transition to Practice

Research Interests and Focus

  • Nurse Residency Programming
  • Staff Development
  • Interdisciplinary Professional Education (IPE)

Personal Interests

  • Edna Martin Christina Center, Board Member 2020
  • College Park Church Nursery Volunteer 2010-2020

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