Katrina Wu

Job Title


Katrina Wu is a certified nurse-midwife with expertise in home and birth center settings and developing sexual and reproductive healthcare services. Her clinical and research interests include innovative models for prenatal care delivery, increasing access to midwifery care in underserved communities, and increasing racial and cultural diversity among midwives. Her dissertation work titled, "The Integration of Telemedicine in Routine Prenatal Care."

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel University - Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2010
  • Vanderbilt University - Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery Specialty, 2012
  • Medical University of South Carolina - Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science, 2023

Courses Taught

NURS 602 Midwifery Perspectives
NURS 614 Nurse-Midwifery I: Sexual and Reproductive Health for Advanced Practice Nurses
NURS 620 Reproductive Physiology
NURS 793 Capstone: Methodological Reviews


2023 Recipient of the American College of Nurse-Midwives' Excellence in Teaching Award

2023 Recipient of the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health Best Review Article Award for the article entitled “Virtual Visits in Prenatal Care: An Integrative Review."

2022 Rising Star of Research and Scholarship, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


The Normalization and Implementation of Telemedicine in Prenatal Care                                                                                2022

  • Poster presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s 33rd International Nursing Research Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Nominated Rising Star of Research and Scholarship Student Poster Program

The Integration of Virtual Visits in Routine Prenatal Care During the Pandemic                                                                      2022

  • Poster presented at the American College of Nurse-Midwives 67th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Chicago, IL

Boyer Scholarship Session: Scholarship of Integration                                                                                                             2021

  • Session speaker on Virtual Visits in Prenatal Care: An Integrative Review for Bethel University’s faculty scholarship engagement workshop in St. Paul, MN

Nutrition in Pregnancy                                                                                                                                                                    2017

  • Session speaker for Team Hope’s public health continuing education, General Santos, Philippines

Herbalism for Health Promotion                                                                                                                                                    2017

  • Session speaker with hands on workshop utilizing local herbs to create tonics, salves, teas, and fruit enzymes for Team Hope’s public health continuing education, General Santos, Philippines

Student/New Graduate Skills Update and Review                                                                                                                        2012

  • Assistant faculty, American College of Nurse-Midwives 57th annual meeting, Long Beach, CA

Caring with Holistic Eyes: Perspectives from a Jungle Hospital                                                                                               2010

  • Session speaker, Bethel University’s Annual Nursing Research Symposium, St. Paul, MN


Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives since 2012. She has served on the American College of Nurse-Midwives' Bylaws Committee and Home Birth Section.

Within Bethel University, she has served on the curriculum evaluation team, nursing community engagement committee, promotion and tenure committee, and the parental leave task force.

Areas of expertise

Community birth settings (home and birth center), limited ultrasound, integrative medicine, family planning services, trauma-informed care, models for prenatal care delivery and strategies for improving access to care.