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Kiira Tietjen

Kiira Tietjen

Assistant Professor (Career Track) 509-324-7351 SNRS 314A 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202-2131

Kiira is a WSU grad and a Spokane native. She spent 5 years working as an RN at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene before moving back to Spokane and starting her career as a psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP). She enjoyed her education at WSU and is grateful for the opportunity to teach current nursing students in both clinical and didactic settings.


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric Nursing, Rush University, Chicago Ill.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Washington State University College of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Psychology, Washington State University


Psychiatry; Child/Adolescent Psychiatry


  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).


Tietjen, K., Wilson, M., Amiri, S., Dietz, J. “Online Depressive Symptom Self-Management: Comparing Program Outcomes for Adults With Multiple Sclerosis Versus Those With Other Chronic Diseases.” Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: February 2018, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 13-21.

Tietjen, K., Breitenstein, S. “A Nurse-Led Telehealth Program to Improve Emotional Health in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis”. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing: March 2017, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 31-37.

updated 2/8/19