“Nurse practitioner care delivered in a supportive environment.”

Board Certification

  • Nurse Practitioner

Area of Expertise

  • Health care from a nursing perspective


Graduate School

Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
Midwifery Certificate
Hyden, KY

University of Virginia
Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health with a Teaching Minor                            
Charlottesville, VA

Cornell University
Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program
Ithaca, NY

Undergraduate School

Duke University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Durham, NC

Academic Appointments

Radford University
Faculty Member
1979 – 1981

Piedmont Virginia Community College
Adjunct Faculty Member


Kathryn J. Jaquette, BSN, RN, FNP, MSN, CNM, graduated in 1972 from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In 1973, after working in a general medical ward in Tacoma, Washington, she entered the Cornell University Nurse Practitioner certificate program, one of the two earliest Nurse Practitioner (NP) programs in the US. She subsequently served as a Lieutenant JG in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps with the National Health Services Corps, practicing in medically underserved areas in Georgia and Alabama and serving as co-administrator of one field station there.

She returned to school twice more, first, the University of Virginia, earning a Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health with a Teaching Minor in 1976, and next in Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, gaining a Midwifery Certificate in 1984. She chose both courses of further study in response to her patients, who, as she says, “kept having psychosocial needs and woman’s issues.”