Kate WoehlAssistant Professor of Nursing Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
- B.A., Communications, UND, Grand Forks, ND, 1983
- Certificate, Surgical Technology, AVTI, East Grand Forks, MN, 1985
- BNSc, Nursing, MedCenter One College of Nursing, Bismarck, ND, 1991
- MSN, Nursing; Administration & Education, HSU, Abilene, TX, 2007
Kate Woehl graduated from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 1983. In 1985 she received her certification in Surgical Technology from AVTI in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Kate worked for the next ten years as an integral part, and later the CV Coordinator for MedCenter One Hospital’s Open Heart program. Woehl ran the cardiovascular program as well as served as the office manager for endoscopy. She had a thirst for knowledge, even back then, and entered a nursing program by day and worked nights in a busy labor and delivery unit. In 1991 she received her second Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Bismarck, North Dakota. She worked as a registered nurse in the OR, PACU, ICU, L & D, NSY, NICU, and PEDI units.
In 1995, she and her husband moved their family to Sioux Falls, SD so her spouse could do his anesthesia residency. Ms. Woehl held a position as week-end, night charge in a level one trauma center OR. She was also a prominent member of the neuro team there.
In 1997 Ms. Woehl and her family moved to Texas and she worked multiple positions; Educational Coordinator for surgical services at ARMC, Abilene and ETMC, Tyler. She continued to work with the operating room at both centers. In 2001 Ms. Woehl took a position at Hendrick Medical Center and for the next 8 years delivered excellent care in the trauma center and cath lab. 2005 heralded another thirst for knowledge and Ms. Woehl entered Hardin Simmons University for her next degree. August 2007 Kate received her Master’s in Nursing with an emphasis in Education and Administration. Since the last awarded degree she has worked with Capella University toward her PhD work.
Woehl worked with Ocean’s Behavioral Hospital corporate office in Lake Charles Louisiana to start a branch of the hospital in Abilene, Tx. In 2014 marked the opening of the second Texas branch of OBH, Midland being the first. Ms. Woehl has continued to work with the psychiatric facilities in Abilene to bring better mental health to the Big Country residents.
Woehl has 27 years’ experience as a registered nurse and 29 as a health care professional. She has taught every course offered on a BSN curriculum; she has worked as a Director of TSTC’s busy LVN-RN program, assisted in Cisco’s nursing program, TTUHSC’s BSN program and surgical technician programs here in TX as well as MN.