Dr. Caitlin Krouse

Associate Professor, Division of Nursing


Caitlin works vigorously at improving healthcare for vulnerable populations. As a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, she volunteers weekly at Matthew 25 Health & Care as a primary care provider for uninsured patients who live in poverty. She serves on the Board of Directors for Alliance Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center for underserved patients. As the current Health Policy Director for the Coalition of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Indiana, Caitlin advocates for increased access to high-quality healthcare. She is completing her post-graduate certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to increase the scope of services she can provide to patients. Caitlin has been recognized with awards from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Indiana State Nurses Association, and Fort Wayne’s 40 Under 40. 

Areas of Interest

  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Primary Healthcare
  • Community Healthcare
  • Mental Healthcare 
  • Public Health
  • Advocacy and Policy
  • Social Determinants

Selected Publications

  • Published a chapter in Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty (7th ed.) 
  • Published three opinion editorials in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette advocating for the Advanced Practice Registered Nursing profession 
  • Published a letter to the editor in the South Bend Tribune to highlight the high-quality care Advanced Practice Registered Nurses provide to homeless patients
  • Featured in the Indiana Business Journal regarding healthcare provider issues and scope of practice
  • Co-wrote health policy legislation for the Indiana legislature related to healthcare issues. 

Selected Presentations

  • CAPNI Annual Legislative Update: Make Your Voice Count (2022)
  • The Road to Full Practice Authority in Indiana (2021) 
  • Social Determinants of Health and the APRN Voice (2021) 
  • CAPNI Annual Legislative Update (2021)