Katrina Wu

Job Title


Katrina Wu is a nurse-midwife with experience in home and birth center settings and developing women's healthcare services. Her clinical and research interests include family planning, integrative medicine, improving racial and cultural diversity among midwives, and increasing access to midwifery care in underserved communities. Her dissertation work was on the integration of telemedicine into routine prenatal care.

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel University - B.S. in Nursing, 2010
  • Vanderbilt University - M.S.N. specializing in nurse-midwifery, 2012

Courses Taught

NURS 602 Midwifery Perspectives
NURS 614 Nurse-Midwifery I: Sexual and Reproductive Health for Advanced Practice Nurses
NURS 620 Reproductive Physiology
NURS 714 Nurse-Midwifery I: Practicum
NURS 716 Nurse-Midwifery II: Practicum
NURS 754 Clinical Integration for Nurse-Midwives
NURS 793 Capstone: Methodological Reviews


- Wu, K., Lopez, C., & Nichols, M. (2022) Virtual visits in prenatal care: An integrative review. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 67(1), 39-52. DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.13284

- Neuenschwander, C., Wu, K., & DeGolier, T. (2021). An investigation into the use of an herbal labor induction tincture
containing black cohosh, cramp bark, partridgeberry, and motherwort on contractile responses produced
from isolated strips of mouse uterine tissues. Pharmacognosy Journal, 13(6), 1478-1487. DOI: 10.5530/pj.2021.13.188

- Wu, K., & Stapleton, R. (2017). Chapter 7: Newborn discharge timing. In B. J. Snell & S. L. Gardner (Eds.), Care of the Well Newborn. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

- Quam, N., Wu, K., & DeGolier, T. (2016). Aqueous extracts of castor seed (Ricinus communis) increase the contractile activities of mouse uterine tissues in vivo. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 5(4), 40-45.

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives since 2012. Has served on the American College of Nurse-Midwives' Bylaws Committee and Home Birth Section. Within Bethel University, 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.