“In my role as a family nurse practitioner, I believe a relationship with one’s health care provider should be collaborative and dynamic, rooted in respect and understanding. I strive to focus on the whole person – one’s mind, body, and soul – while empowering patients to take an active role in their health and well-being.”

Board Certification

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Promotion, Preventive Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Adolescent Health
  • Women’s Health

Education

Graduate School

Georgetown University
Master of Science in Nursing
Washington, D.C.
2005

Undergraduate Schools

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baltimore, MD
2002

Colby College
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Performing Arts, and Anthropology
Waterville, ME
2000

Professional Association

Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP)
Member

Academic Appointments

Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies
Adjunct Instructor
2011 – Present

Old Dominion University
Adjunct Clinical Instructor

Office Hours

Her office hours are Monday and Tuesday from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday 7:45 am to 12:00 pm, and Friday from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm.

Personal Interests

Kathryn Colcher likes spending time with family, reading, as well as arts and crafts. She also enjoys travel as well as exploring Northern Virginia and Loudoun County’s various attractions and culinary delights.

Biography

After growing up in Ohio, and going to college in both Maine and Maryland, Mrs. Colcher came to the Washington DC area for her first nursing job at Georgetown University Hospital. For the next four years, she gained experience on several pediatric inpatient units, including time spent specializing in pediatric intensive care as well as pediatric hematology/oncology. She fostered a love for teaching while mentoring nursing students as well new graduate nurses. During that time she also completed her graduate training to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

Mrs. Colcher joined Fairfax Family Practice Centers at Herndon Family Medicine in 2006, working as an FNP. She was excited to be working a true family practice, taking care of ages, providing episodic, chronic, and preventive care. She continued to act as a preceptor for many nurse practitioner students. In 2011, Mrs. Colcher joined the faculty of Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health studies, where she is an adjunct faculty member in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She also is an active member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, where she was on the board of the Northern Virginia chapter from 2007 – 2014.