Deborah Eti
Clinical Assistant Professor 509-324-7318 SNRS 335 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202-2131

Deborah Eti is a clinical assistant professor of nursing at Washington State University. She completed a PhD in Education at Capella University with a focus on instructional design for online learning. Her post master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner was completed at Prairie View University, Houston, Texas. She also received a master of science and bachelor of science in nursing degree at Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, New Jersey. Her clinical expertise is in the emergency/critical care and medical-surgical settings where she has worked as an ER/ICU and med-surg staff nurse. She currently practices as a nurse practitioner in a private setting and volunteers at a local community health setting. Her research interests are primarily focused on active learning strategies using team-based learning, problem-based learning, the flipped classroom, dedicated education units, and simulation in nursing education. Deborah spends most of her time volunteering and working with the underserved population. She enjoys gardening and learning about new cultures.


  • PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Post Masters (Family Nurse Practitioner Track), Prairie View A & M University, Houston, TX
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, NJ
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, NJ

Inter-professional education, simulation, mental health, cardiovascular disease, Public Health, health promotion and disease prevention, advanced practice Nursing in community settings

Quantitative Approaches (Descriptive design, Quasi experimental design)

Active learning strategies in nursing education (team-based learning, problem based learning, dedicated education units, and simulation in nursing education


  • Texas League for Nursing- 2016- Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society- Phi Pi Chapter- 2012- Present
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners- 2015- Present
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society- 2005- Present


  • 2016- The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses
  • 2014- The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses
  • 2013- Texas “20 Outstanding Nurses of the Year” awarded by Texas Nurses Association District 9
  • 2010- Thomas Edison State University Arnold Fletcher Award