Department of Nursing

West Chester University

930 E. Lincoln Highway, Suite 100
Exton PA 19341-2848

Katherine A. Conroy, MS, RNC, IBCLC

222 I Sturzebecker
Phone: 610.436.3204
Fax: 610.436.3083
Educational Background
  • BSN: Rutgers, The State University (1972)
  • MS: Boston University (1976)
  • RNC Inpatient Obstetrical Nursing 
  • Perinatal Grief Counseling
Professional Interest and Research Areas
  • Promotion and support of breast feeding/ lactation consultant
  • Women's Health Issues especially childbirth
  • Collaborative learning in university education
  • Multimedia education in nursing
Biographical Sketch

Mrs. Katherine Conroy is an assistant professor in nursing. She joined the Department of Nursing at West Chester University in 1983. Mrs. Conroy has had extensive clinical experience in maternal-child nursing. She has had clinical positions at Mass General Hospital, Boston City Hospital, Tufts New England Medical Center and Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston Massachusetts. Before coming to West Chester University, she was Urology Clinical Specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her subject areas include labor and delivery, newborn care and post partum nursing. She has a special interest in breastfeeding and has a part time position as a lactation consultant. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Mrs. Conroy is currently exploring the use of the discussion board feature of the online package Blackboard to allow for collaborative interaction outside the classroom.