Faculty Profile

Julie Ann Koch, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing



Professor Koch joined the faculty in the summer of 2000 and currently teaches in the graduate program. She has assumed the role of Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner program and serves at the primary nurse planner of the Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit for the CON. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, she has maintained clinical expertise as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a multi-provider collaborative practice within the Community Healthcare System, where she mentored graduates. Currently, her FNP practice focuses on onsite/near site health, wellness, and acute/chronic  illness management for regional employees and their families. In addition, she supports the staff at the University Health Center in their care for the college’s students. 

As an advanced practice nurse, Professor Koch has been active with local, state, and national APN organizations and the Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. She previously has served as a board member for SNAP and currently is the Region 1 representative for CAPNI. Professor Koch has published in the American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. In addition, she has presented research findings, along with evidence-based practice guidelines, at regional and national APN conferences. Professor Koch has served as a practicing nurse representative and accreditation site visitor for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. She is an active peer reviewer for the Journal of Professional Nursing and the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.


DNP - Valparaiso University 2011
MSN - Valparaiso University 1998
BSN with FNP Certificate - Purdue University 1989


  • Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the ANCC since 1989

Areas of Specialization

  • Employee Health and Wellness for Regional Employees and Their Families
  • General and Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension