Kate Wukasch Kollman, MSN, ANP-BC

Education:

  • Purdue University: Masters of Science in Nursing (2010)
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Bachelors of Science in Nursing (1996)

Professional Interests & Specializations:

As an adult nurse practitioner with over 20 years of nursing experience, I am interested in all areas of patient care; head to toe and everything in between. I take care of patients with infections, injuries, aches, rashes, insomnia, anxiety, depression, asthma, potentional exposure to sexually transmitted infections, birth conrol needs and more. Nursing has taught me to have a holistic perspective with a special focus on patient education and preventative care. I am part of Purdue's Eating Disorders Treatment Team where I work with students and other professionals to care for students with eating disorders. I served as co-chair of PUSH's Infection Prevention and Control Committee. I am also interested in issues related to diversity, consent, justice and the ethical delivery of health care.

Length of time at PUSH:

I have been working at PUSH as a nurse practitioner since 2010. Before that, I worked as a registered nurse in our Extended Care Services. I started my nursing career way back in the 1990s in Oregon.

Why do you like working at PUSH?

I love the campus community atmosphere that brings a truly diverse patient population through our doors. I am honored and humbled by the marvelous work of helping Purdue students achieve their dreams and goals.

What is your philosophy of care?

I work hard at being a balanced and authentically caring person, both professionally and personally. I am ready to listen to you and to help you to make the best decisions about health care needs.

A Few Comments from Kate Kollman's Patients:

"Kate is the best. Incredibly helpful and caring."

"Kate did a very good job explaining what was wrong with me and kindly answered my questions."

"Kate was awesome and helpful, made me feel comfortable and was very knowledgeable. Also liked her being able to email me the publications she shared about my
visit. Seriously, she was great."

"Kate was fantastic."

"Nurse and Kate were very friendly and helpful."