Katharine Foster, DNP


  • Crook County Hospital

With over 45 years of experience in emergency care, Katharine Foster, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, ENP-C, FNP-BC, CEN, NREMT-P is a highly qualified and skilled nursing professional. She began her career in EMS and Fire before earning her nursing degree from the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Baltimore and her BSN from the University of Phoenix. In 2016, she graduated from the University of South Alabama's dual role (FNP/AGACNP) NP program and completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2019, with a focus on improving door-to-CT and door-to-needle times in acute ischemic stroke.

Foster is board-certified in multiple areas, including Adult-Geriatric Acute Care NP, Emergency NP, Family NP, Certified Emergency Nurse, and National Registry Paramedic. She is also an ACLS, PALS, BCLS, TNCC, and ENPC instructor. Her memberships include Sigma Theta Tau, the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Her special interests include emergency nursing education, emergency medical services (education and operations), critical care in the ED setting, and disaster preparedness.

Currently, Foster is a staff advanced practice provider at Hoke Hospital in Raeford, North Carolina, and an assistant professor at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions College of Nursing in the Emergency Nurse Practitioner program. She is also an adjunct instructor for the FNP/ENP program at the University of South Alabama. Throughout her career, Foster has worked in a variety of roles, including emergency nursing, critical care nursing, nursing management, emergency education, critical care transport (air and ground), trauma program management, and as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner.