Kathy McKinney DNP, APRN, FNP-C, WHNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Kathy was raised in Denver, Colorado but considers herself a Grand Junction native as she has lived here for the past 26 years. She attended Mesa State College and graduated with honors to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing. Kathy later enrolled in an accelerated nursing program at Colorado Mesa University as she continued her master’s degree and became a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. During her time at Colorado Mesa University, Kathy was a university instructor for the DNP, MSN, BSN, and RN-BSN programs. She was recently a nursing instructor for the undergraduate level at Colorado Christian University as well. Finally, at the end of Kathy’s education and career, she achieved a post-master’s certificate from the University of Colorado in Women’s Health.
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys reading, cooking with new recipes, hiking, four-wheeling, camping, playing in the water, traveling, and spending time with family. Kathy is passionate about her career, she states, “the most rewarding part of my job is being able to help people become physically capable of living their life to the fullest.”