Katie Wright, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CNOR, RNFA
Kathryn ‘Katie’ Wright is a native Memphian. She resides in Memphis with her husband and four children – two boys, two girls, and a chocolate lab (which the kids claim as the fifth child in the family). She is an active member of her church. She is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts USA and is an active volunteer with both of her girls’ troops. Both of her boys are active Boy Scouts and Katie is an active volunteer and the Popcorn Kernel for their troop.
She is a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School for Girls and completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Union University in Jackson, TN in 2004. She and her husband, Jeremy, returned to Memphis after graduation for just a few months before relocating back to the Jackson, TN area where Katie took her first nursing position as an operating room nurse at Humboldt General Hospital in Humboldt, TN. They remained in Jackson, TN for about one year before Jeremy received a promotion which required relocation back to the Memphis area. At that time Katie accepted a position in the operating room at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED). From 2005-2013 Katie cared for patients in both the operating room and in the hospital’s outpatient HIV clinic before accepting a position at St. Francis – Park (SFH) as their Surgical Services Systems Administrator in 2013 and later went back to working in the operating room at SFH from 2016-2019.
In 2015, Katie decided the timing was right to pursue an advanced nursing degree and applied and was accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Health Center (UTHSC) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program. In 2017, Katie enrolled in the first cohort of the UTHSC’s Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) program (Tennessee’s one and only university based RNFA program) and graduated in May 2018. Katie graduated cum laude from UTHSC with her DNP-FNP in May 2019 and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Nursing Honors Society.
Katie is a firm believer in supporting her profession and community and is a member of multiple professional and community organizations including:
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Oncology Nursing Society
Sigma Theta Tau International
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses
American Nurses Association
Tennessee Nurses Association
Girl Scouts Heart of the South
Chickasaw Council/Boy Scouts
Union Avenue Baptist Church
Tim Tebow Night to Shine