#NPWeek: WSU Nurse Practitioner Program

Dawn DePriest, Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning

Although we have two Nurse Practitioner program tracks, we have faculty who are Family, Psychiatric Mental Health, Women’s Health, Pediatric, and Acute Care NPs as well as Midwives who are all advanced practice providers.

Our faculty in both our graduate and prelicensure program who are Nurse Practitioners actively practice across healthcare settings work in various settings like:

  • Family practice
  • Urgent care
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Eating disorders
  • Pediatrics
  • Acupuncture
  • In-person modalities
  • Student health
  • Psychiatric mental health remote
  • NP Residency programs
  • Veteran’s health
  • Leadership positions
  • Emergency room
  • Hospitalists
  • Interventional radiology
  • Occupational health
  • Homeless care

Nurse practitioners play a pivotal role in providing healthcare to Washingtonians.

We even have some of our faculty who own their own clinical practices and our dual certified as family and psychiatric mental health.

Washington is an incredible state to practice in as we have full practice authority! Washington is one of the 28 states and District of Columbia who have full practice authority, current as of 6/22

This article is part of a series of features highlighting Nurse Practitioners during National Nurse Practitioner’s Week.