Katherine Payne


Office: BNLC 109D
Phone: 806-651-4803

Professional Profile

Austin joined the WTAMU College of Nursing in 2011. She received a BSN in Nursing from West Texas A&M University in 2013, and an MSN in Nursing from West Texas AM University in 2017.

Teaching and Related Service

Ms. Preston teaches Nursing Concepts to beginning junior 1 nursing students in the classroom and also works as one of their clinical instructors at a local hospital.

Ms. Preston has experience in public health, pediatrics, and is currently working in medical/surgical nursing.

Ms. Preston is a member of the nursing honor society in Sigma Theta Tau.

Personal Sketch

Austin lives in Amarillo with the love her life (also named) Austin, where they raise a 6 year old boy Knox. She enjoys cooking, music, and traveling around as much as she can. Being a nurse is more than just a job, but a calling that provides immense amount of fulfillment and love in her life.