Sarah Fincham
Clinical Assistant Professor 509-324-7415 SNRS 426D 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202-2131

Sarah Fincham is a clinical assistant professor at Washington State University and a family nurse practitioner. She completed a post-masters Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Rush University and completed a community-based quality improvement project titled Increasing Awareness and Improving Uptake of HPV Vaccine. She received a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in the family nurse practitioner track at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Illinois Wesleyan University. She currently practices in the college student health setting and teaches in the family nurse practitioner/DNP program at WSU. Her areas of special clinical interest include women’s health, adolescent health, immunization education, wellness promotion, patient-provider communication. In her educator and clinical roles, she strives to deliver student-centered learning and patient-centered care.


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Systems Leadership, Rush University, Chicago, IL
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in the Family Nurse Practitioner track, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, Houston, TX
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL


  • HPV Vaccine education and uptake
  • Immunization education
  • DNP student education
  • DNP project development
  • Communicable disease
  • Patient-provider communication-exploring what is most effective
  • Contraceptive Management
  • The role and contributions of the nurse practitioner in health care
  • Adolescent health
  • STD prevention and treatment
  • Public health


Quality improvement projects


  • College Student Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Oncology


  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), member
  • ARNPs United of Washington, member
  • Nurse Practitioner Group of Spokane (NPGS), member

updated 1/5/17