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Katie E. Zander, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC



Faculty - Nursing
College of Nursing
CRISS II - Criss 2 - 194-D

Katie E. Zander, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC


Katie joined Creighton as full-time faculty in October, 2021. Prior to joining Creighton full time she worked with the College of Nursing as adjunct faculty since 2017. Katie's passion is in pediatrics. She received her bachelors in 2004 from Clarkson College. She received her MSN from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2009. She earned her post masters certificate from Creighton University in 2021. She is dual certified as a pediatric primary and acute care nurse practitioner. She has worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner in multiple settings including, leadership, neurosurgery, hospitalist, rehabilitation, and primary care. She enjoys working with students in the university as well as younger students in high school and middle school to inspire the next generation of nurses and nurse practitioners! She is currently working on her DNP here at Creighton. 

Teaching Interests

  • Pediatrics

Research Focus

Secondary student education to iincrease knowledge about interprofessional education and collaboration to imporove health outcomes. 


Nursing - Bachelors




  • Presented on CIPER Associates project to create interest/knowledge of interprofessional educational activities avaible to highschool students. 2023
  • 406: Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome Case Study Katie Zander, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC/CPNP-AC and Kristina Mueller, DNP, APRN-NP, CPNP-AC Intussusception is a common childhood illness that is seen by health care providers, but it is important to know when it may be more than your typical intussusception. Great history taking can make the difference in a patient with familial condition, Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome, receiving the correct treatment plan. This presentation will include a case study regarding a complicated intussusception presentation and ultimate Peutz-Jegher Syndrome diagnosis. 2022