Kathryn “Katy” Nielsen, FNP

Katy Nielsen


Bachelor of Science – Health Science

Spalding University

Bachelor of Science – Nursing

Graduate School

Spalding University
Master of Science – Nursing


  • RN – National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • AANP – American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • BLS – Basic Life Support
  • PALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • NRP – Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • STABLE – Sugar/Safe Care, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab-work, and Emotional Support


Family Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse

Experiential Expertise:

NICU and Adult ICU as an RN
Psych and primary care as an FNP

Professional Affiliations:

  • AANP – American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • NPI – Nurse Practitioners of Idaho

Clinical Background

Kathryn Nielsen, whom we affectionately call “Katy,” is a Virginia native, but in 2016 moved to Idaho Falls with her family from Kentucky. Katy has a broad mix of experience both as a registered nurse and as a family nurse practitioner.

Katy has worked in both hospital and private practice settings. She has extensive experience as an RN with intensive care patients. She worked in the adult ICU at Clark Memorial Hospital in Clarksville, Indiana for about 2 years. Subsequently, Katy worked with infants at Kosair Children’s Hospital (NICU) in Louisville, Kentucky for over 4 years.

As a family nurse practitioner, Katy has worked locally since 2016 in both primary and psych care. Joining Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center in September of 2019, Katy brought her unique experience and has gelled very well within the specialized environment of diabetes care. She enjoys the welcoming and friendly atmosphere at Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center and is excited to contribute to the expert endocrinology team to help patients improve their health through exceptional diabetes care.

Personal Background

Katy and her husband, a local clinical psychologist, have two amazing children that they adore. They love to spend time together traveling and horseback riding.

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