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Katie Volkers, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CNRN

Katie Volkers, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CNRN Now Accepting New Patients
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Katie Volkers, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CNRN

Katie is a board certified Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, with her Masters of Science in Nursing from UT Austin. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Macalester College, where she studied Neurobiology. Katie received her Neuroscience Registered Nurse certification in 2012.

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Provides Care Through

  • Seton Brain & Spine Institute Neurosurgery

My Passion for Healthcare

In third grade, I declared I wanted to be a scientist. It wasn’t until high school that I turned in my chemistry set and found my passion for studying the brain. Later in my Junior year, we were allowed to choose a book from the New York Times best-seller list to present to the class. I chose a memoir from Dr. Oliver Sacks, a renowned neurologist, who wrote about several cases which demonstrated the plasticity of the brain. I also appreciated the human story of these illnesses, and how helping people cope and thrive within the context of disease was something I would love to do.

Services I Provide

  1. Obtain medical history
  2. Conduct physical exams
  3. Diagnose and treat illnesses
  4. Order and interpret tests
  5. Develop treatment plans
  6. Counsel on preventive care
  7. Write prescriptions

My Clinical Focus

I have worked for Seton Brain and Spine Institute since 2012 and with Seton Family of Hospitals since 2010. I grew from being an RN on the neuro/oncology unit to getting my advanced practice degree and taking this job with Neurosurgery. I pioneered the night shift APN position, spending my time seeing trauma patients in the emergency room or managing critical patients in the ICU. Now working both days and nights, I still love neurosurgery, and especially the time helping our patients and families receive the best care.


  1. American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
  2. American Nurses Association
  3. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist

Why Choose Ascension Seton

Ascension Seton offers a different brand of healthcare. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible. Person-centered care is an essential part of our mission to expand access to high-quality, low-cost care and services.

You'll find Ascension Seton doctors, nurses and associates delivering care throughout Central Texas Communities. We operate more than 100 clinical locations, including three teaching hospitals and another opening in 2017 that will be the training site for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas.

When you choose care from us, you are choosing care that is at the forefront of medical innovation. Ascension Seton conducts research and provides advanced treatments for conditions including stroke, traumatic injury, epilepsy, cardiovascular disease and many of today's most difficult illnesses to treat.

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