Our medical group has proudly served the Pikes Peak region for over 70 years!
Catherine Parris joined the Optum Urgent Care team in 2010, and for the past few years has worked as a Nurse Practitioner at the Student Health Center at Colorado College under Optum's direction. When she’s not busy seeing patients, she enjoys cycling with her husband (they have a tandem), gardening in Colorado and needlework projects.
|2010||Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner||Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs||Colorado Springs, CO|
|2005||Bachelor of Science in Nursing||Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs||Colorado Springs, CO|
|1987||Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language)||William Carey International University||Pasadena, CA|
|1978||Bachelor of Arts in Psychology||University of Colorado at Boulder||Boulder, CO|
|2010-present||Nurse Practitioner||Optum||Colorado Springs, CO|
|2010-2011||Supervised clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner||UCCS Student Health Center, Memorial Urgent Care, Peak Vista, Iron Horse Pediatrics, Dublin Primary and Pediatric Care (100 hours at each site)||Colorado Springs, CO|
|2005-2011||Registered Nurse||Memorial Health System||Colorado Springs, CO|
|1979-2006||Campus Crusade||Christ International||Orlando, FL|
|1994-1999||Teaching & Staff Development||miscellaneous||Countries of Turkey, Netherlands and United Kingdom|
|1989-1994||Community Ministry and Crisis Pregnancy Counseling||San Bernardino||CA|
|1983-1989||London and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, University Student Ministry||International trips to Amazon area||Brazil|
|1979-1982||Training of National Staff from Southeast Asian Countries: ||Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong||Manila, Philippines|