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LPNs: In Our Words

Katie Knisley, LPN, shares her story about working at The University of Kansas Hospital

Katie Knisely
LPN, General Internal Medicine

Katie discusses various aspects of her job as an LPN, why she chose
The University of Kansas Health System and what makes her team great. Learn more.


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Nursing: Ambulatory LPNs

Yes, we do hire ambulatory LPNs

Our ambulatory care LPNs are caring and compassionate individuals who work in our specialty and outpatient clinics throughout the Kansas City area. They also work in our Medical Office Building at The University of Kansas Hospital. LPNs at our hospital provide the highest quality of care and service.

LPNs work side-by-side with physicians to ensure the best patient care in our outpatient clinics. They provide a wide range of duties from data entry to performing injections, spirometry and EKGs. They room each patient and prepare patient rooms between exams. LPNs also promptly respond to triage calls and messages pertaining to patient care based on medical necessity. They address concerns for our walk-in patients as well.

Our LPNs work in the following specialties:

  • Allergy and rheumatology
  • Cardiology
  • Child psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Family medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General and geriatric medicine
  • Infectious disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology head & neck surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Surgery
  • Urologic surgery

Why work for us

Katie Knisely quote

We hire highly competent and committed staff who value compassion. We support our staff and encourage them to learn and grow, and together we are devoted to providing the best possible patient care. All nurses – RNs and LPNs – are valued and respected by the multidisciplinary team.

  • As an academic medical center, we are a destination for complex care and diagnosis. With expert team members and leaders in medical research and education, we offer more options for patients with serious conditions. We use evidence-based practices, and our nurses are active participants in each care plan.
  • Nurses at our health system are leaders and decision makers, respected for their knowledge and expertise. Our nurses are trusted partners who work closely with physicians and other team members to provide the best care and the most advanced treatments.
  • We support career advancement and offer tuition reimbursement for nurses who want to advance their nursing degree.

Learn more about a career at The University of Kansas Health System.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.