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Katherine Stokes

School Nurse and Wellness Coordinator B.S. Western Governors University, Nursing

Katherine Stokes holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is a Board Certified Nationally as a School Nurse. Katherine became a Registered Nurse in 2006. Her past experience includes caring for patients in the Medical/Surgical Unit, Shock/Trauma ICU, Pediatric and Cardiac ICUs, and administrative nursing. The majority of her nursing career was dedicated to serving pediatric patients at Primary Children’s Hospital. There she completed four advanced education modules to become a specialist in caring for children of all ages with cardiac, metabolic, traumatic and respiratory conditions. She also became a perfusionist, specializing in operating a health lung bypass machine. Additionally, Katherine worked as an Employee Health nurse for Intermountain Healthcare. There, she enjoyed creating employee wellness and prevention programs such as lunchtime yoga, microbreaks and podcast style education dedicated to employees sharing their stories and pearls of wisdom on health and wellness at work. She was also pivotal in pandemic planning and response; creating policies, protocols and support for the employees she cared for. At Waterford Katherine was integral in leading the school community through the pandemic safely while prioritizing on campus learning for our students. 

Katherine believes that nursing is best practiced with emotional intelligence, coupling strong medical expertise with compassion, empathy and a deep desire to understand individuals and improve their lives through the simple acts of caring, listening and educating.

Katherine is passionate about advocacy for children and enabling them to live the healthiest lives possible-both mind and body through education, community and connection. She feels her life’s work is to make each community she touches a little kinder, healthier and happier. Some of her fondest memories are those at the hospital bedside connecting with patients and their families, volunteering to make burritos with her daughter for the Burrito Project, leading Girl Scout Troop 445, and being part of a small team that raised funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Katherine and her daughter also enjoy all things nature, art, food and science related. They often climb, hike and camp along with their three rescue dogs.