Katie Schatz

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AACN Board
July 2020-June 2023

Katie Schatz, MSN, ARNP, ACHPN, serves a three-year term as a director on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023. She also served a concurrent one-year term on the AACN Certification Corporation board from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Schatz is the sepsis program coordinator and palliative care nurse practitioner at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital, both in Spokane, Washington. She is a member of the Providence Health & Services system’s Advanced Practice Governance Leadership Committee and Sepsis Leads Faculty. Her diverse clinical expertise also includes cardiac intensive care, advanced heart failure and flight nursing. She has served in several leadership and management roles.

A longtime AACN member, Schatz was the hospital liaison for Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy (2019-2020). She also served on the Beacon Revision Task Force (2020) and was a chapter advisor (2004-2006) for Region 18 (AK, HI, ID, OR, WA). Schatz has presented at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) and was a member and then chair of the NTI Program Planning Committee. She was involved in the Progressive Care Task Force and served as a CCRN test question validator. Schatz was also a content writer for the original “Essentials of Critical Care Orientation” when she was an AACN clinical practice specialist.

Schatz has been a member of AACN’s Inland Northwest Chapter since 1988, having served as president, secretary and symposium chair. In 2019, she received the Flame Award for lifetime contributions to the chapter. Other affiliations include membership in the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has also worked with the National Disaster Medical Service (2001-2019), which included multiple deployments, the Critical Incident Stress Management Team at Providence Health Care and the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium.

Schatz earned a Master of Science in Nursing at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Idaho State University, Pocatello.