Katie Ward DNP, WHNP

Curriculum Vitae

  • Specialty Track Diretor, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program, College Of Nursing
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing



  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, College of Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Provider Trends in Misoprostol Use for IUD Insertion
  • Master of Science, College of Nursing, University of Utah. Project: The Intrauterine Device: Rethinking Old Paradigms
  • BSN, College of Nursing , University of Utah

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Education. American College of Nurse Midwives, 06/01/2013
  • Excellence in Leadership. Gamma Rho Chapter STTI, 05/05/2013
  • 2nd Place Poster NPWH 15th Annual Meeting. NPWH, 10/13/2012
  • Outstanding Doctor of Nursing Practice. University of Utah, 05/2010
  • Excellence in Education Award. Utah Nurse Practitioners, 09/2009


Dr Ward is Associate Professor (Clinical) in the Division of Health Systems and Community Based Care at the University Of Utah College Of Nursing.  She received her Baccalaureate, Master’s,  and Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Utah.


  • American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), member, 01/01/2020 - present
  • Human Evolution and Behavior Society (HBES), member, 01/01/2020 - present
  • Utah Nurse's Association (UNA), member, 1997 - present
  • Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), member, 1996 - present
  • Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH), member, 1996 - present


  • English, fluent.

Career Highlights

Dr.  Ward has established herself as an expert and local resource in family planning, abnormal pap management and chronic pelvic pain.  She is the former Executive Director of MS and DNP Programs at the University of Utah college of Nursing and was previously the Director of the Nurse-Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program.  Dr Ward maintains a clinical practice with BirthCare HealthCare as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

Dr Ward had been teaching at the University of Utah since 2000.  She Is the recipient of the University of Utah College of Nursing’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006, the Utah Nurse Practitioner’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009, the University of Utah College of Nursing’s Outstanding Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2010 and Sigma Theta Tau International Excellence in Leadership award in 2013 and the ACNM Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013.  

She has recently returned to school seeking a PhD in Biological Anthropology with an emphasis on studying behavioral changes across the menstural cycle.