Kathy Kump, Director of Nursing, has been a registered nurse for over 30 years and completed her academic degrees at the University of Kansas, including Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Health Services Administration, and a Master of Science in Nursing, and she recently completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice program as well as in the PhD of Nursing program at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. She is a certified wound, ostomy, and continence nurse, as well as a certified family nurse practitioner.
Kathy started her nursing career at Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City as a staff nurse on a Medical-Surgical/Orthopedic Unit and has since served in other staff nurse roles, including Intensive Care. She has 16 years of inpatient and outpatient clinical, managerial, and program development experience in the specialty of wound care, having been involved in the implementation of outpatient wound care clinics at Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital, Kansas City; Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka; and Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas. She also assisted in the development and the first successful accreditation of the outpatient Diabetes Education Department at Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital.
In addition, Kathy has previous clinical adjunct teaching experience at both Kansas City Kansas Community College and Johnson County Community College Schools of Nursing, and held a Nurse Educator position at Saint Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas. She participated in the planning of the former Wound Management Academy at the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, in which she assisted in teaching registered nurses to become certified in wound care. And she serves on the Board of Directors for the international Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) until 2019.
Kathy has been married to her husband, Alex, for 30 years and has five children.