NPWeek Highlight: WSU Nursing Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner, Sarah Fincham

Sarah Fincham

In September 2023, Sarah Fincham, a Clinical Associate Professor at Washington State University’s College of Nursing and a family nurse practitioner was interviewed by Brandie Tilch Bryant for the Nurse Practitioner Group of Spokane (NPGS). Fincham completed a post-masters Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Rush University, focusing on a community-based quality improvement project related to increasing awareness and improving uptake of the HPV vaccine. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Fincham has been teaching in the Family Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice program at WSU’s College of Nursing since 2015. She has diverse clinical experience, including inpatient care for adults with leukemia, reproductive healthcare, college student health, and, most recently, medical care for patients with eating disorders at The Emily Program.

In her role at The Emily Program, Fincham provides ongoing medical care for patients with eating disorders in intensive day treatment. Her responsibilities include evaluating patients to determine their safe and appropriate level of care, as well as managing complications during nutritional rehabilitation. She employs various tools, such as gathering a symptom/ED behavior history, performing physical exams, and obtaining objective data like EKGs and lab work. Fincham values interdisciplinary care and collaborates with a diverse treatment team.

Read the full article at the NPGS website.