Kathy Baldridge

Kathy Baldridge
APEA Faculty

Kathy Baldridge is a family nurse practitioner with clinical experience in multiple settings, including primary care and neurology. She is the Lead Nurse Practitioner Education Specialist for APEA (an ATI brand) and teaches the APEA Review Course & Clinical Update for FNPs and AGPCNPs. She is a frequent invited speaker at state and national continuing education events and NP conferences. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Baldridge provides psychometric expertise for APEA assessments and question banks. She is the author of Billing and Coding in the Outpatient Clinical Setting (APEA, 2022) and a contributing author in the 3rd and 4th editions of Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care (APEA, 2017, 2020). She is the editor of the 5th edition of Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care, scheduled for publication in late 2024. Dr. Baldridge is in clinical practice at Christus Community Clinic in Alexandria, LA, where she provides internal medicine and women’s health services. In addition to teaching and patient care, Dr. Baldridge is passionate about professional advocacy. She served three terms as president of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners and shares her deep knowledge of health policy and advocacy with nurses at all levels of practice. Dr. Baldridge is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and a recipient of the AANP State Award for Excellence.