Kathryn K Ellis


GUMC Adjunct -- Instructor


School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS)
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+1 202-687-3831

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263 St Mary's Hall

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M-Th by appointment


Kathryn K. Ellis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, is an assistant professor of nursing within the Department of Nursing at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies. Ellis served as program director for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program from 2007-2014.

Ellis is board certified as both a family and adult nurse practitioner and maintains a practice along with her teaching responsibilities at Georgetown University. In 2010, she collaborated with Arlington Street People Assistance Network (A-SPAN) to an advanced practice nursing presence in Arlington, Virginia. She provides primary health care services to homeless residents of the winter shelter.

Ellis is an active member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and served as former President of the Northern Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and on the Board of Directors of Capital Center AHEC from 2008-2011. She has presented nationally on advanced practice nursing education topics including online education, standardized patients and genetic family risk assessment,diabetes and obesity.

Ellis was awarded the "Nurse Practitioner Educator of the Year" in 2014 by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. She was also the recipient of the Georgetown University Medical Center Faculty Achievement Award in 2011 for her contributions in developing and implementing Georgetown University’s first-ever online degree program – a graduate-level nursing program.


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (2010) George Washington University, Nursing
  • Master of Science (1994) George Mason Univ./ George Washington Univ., Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science (1977) University of Miami, Nursing