Portrait of Debbie Brinker
Debbie Brinker

Debbie Brinker has been named a 2020 Woman of Achievement by the YWCA of Spokane.

Brinker, Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs & Community Engagement at the WSU College of Nursing, was honored in the Science, Technology and Environment category.

“Debbie Brinker is dedicated to advancing healthcare equity and access in Washington State,” the YWCA of Spokane said in announcing this year’s Women of Achievement. “Debbie lives out her passion of training future generations of highly qualified nurses. Debbie is also committed to diversifying the nursing workforce in Washington by ensuring that all nurses have the necessary foundations to be leaders in the healthcare system and optimizing the healthcare experiences for a wide range of patients, families, and communities.”

The 2020 Women of Achievement will be honored in a virtual ceremony on Oct. 1. Registration for the event will open on Aug. 31.

Brinker has previously been honored with induction into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame and with the WSU President’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Instructors and Clinical Faculty.

Said the YWCA, “Debbie has made an incredible impact on the health care system, the university experience for nursing students, and on lives in Spokane and throughout the state of Washington.”

Congratulations to a valued faculty member and an important voice in nursing education in Washington!