Katja DiRado, MSN, BA, BSN

Lecturer in Nursing
Office:  Gatehouse 204
Email:  kdirado@eastern.edu
Phone:  610-341-5828


M.S.N. Walden University
B.A. Temple University
B.S.N. West Chester University


Katja DiRado earned her Masters of Science in Nursing degree at Walden University, a Bachelor’s of Arts - Communications in Film and Media Arts at Temple University and a Bachelors of Nursing at West Chester University. Her area of expertise is Mental Health nursing and Maternal Newborn Nursing.

Ms. DiRado has been teaching at Eastern University since 2013. She is a full-time lecturer in nursing who teaches in both the Pre-Licensure and RN-to-BSN Programs. Her affiliations include memberships in Sigma Theta Tau International - Delta Tau Chapter, Psychiatric Nurse’s Association, and Association of Women’s Health – Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses.

Ms. DiRado lives in Chester County and has three grown children. When not teaching she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, art, film and history.

Courses Taught at Eastern

Courses taught include Mental Health Nursing, Maternal and Newborn, Nursing Ethics as well as Holistic Nursing. She also serves as a Clinical Coordinator and provides Clinical Instruction in the hospital setting.

Why I Teach at Eastern

I teach at Eastern University because I am inspired by the accepting atmosphere of diverse faiths and ethnicities. I like coming to campus and learning from my students as well as teaching them. Teaching future nursing students is an opportunity for me to take part in God’s plan, in healing the world.


  • DiRado, Katja. (2015). Nursing Incivility: What Happened to My Profession? Eastern University Nursing Connections Magazine. Summer 20-21.

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