Katherine Zeichner, MSN, MHS, ARNP, RN, CNM

Seattle University DNP

Kate Zeichner is a Certified Nurse Midwife with Group Health Physicians in Tacoma. Previously, Kate worked in global maternal health. She managed a cross-border obstetric program for Burmese internally displaced people along the Burmese borders with Thailand and China, and served as a Program Officer for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Kate has a BA in Japanese language/literature from Carleton College, an MHS in international health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an MSN from Seattle University. She is a former Fulbright Fellow (Japan), a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Bangladesh), and a Varney Participant Award winner. Kate is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Seattle University. Her research and practice interests include representation of midwives and the midwifery scope of practice in large-scale healthcare institutions, and increasing access to culturally appropriate midwifery care among vulnerable patient populations. She lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter. When not studying, Kate enjoys quilting, baking, urban hiking, and spending time with her family.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Other
Dissertation: Midwifery leadership and representation during large-scale institutional change

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