Elena Bosque, PhD, ARNP

Elena Bosque, PhD, ARNP
Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer
Lead, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Tracks
Family and Child Nursing
Box 357262
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195


My area of research focus is related to how neonatal nurses can be used as content experts to improve the technology with which they make clinical decisions, to improve outcomes for patients in both highly technical areas, as well as for populations with few resources. Now I am working with industry and developing a proposal to conduct a natural history study of in-line pressure of an intravenous catheter and pump in neonates. This study is part of a program of studies to develop a "smart" catheter/pump system to better predict impending catheter failure, and, hopefully, prevent injury in neonates. I am interested in collaborative, multi-disciplinary work in education, research and practice.


I teach graduate courses, mostly, except that I am teaching Introduction to Nursing Research to 96 undergraduate students this year. It is fun! I teach specialty courses in the Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Neonatal Clinical Specialist Tracks, as well as Midwifery students, including Biophysical and Psychosocial Stressors, Neonatal Pharmacology, Neonatal Problems, and lead Clinical Nurse Specialist Preceptorship Seminars. I love to serve as Chair of Final Project Committees. Finally, I developed and taught a Translations of Research to Practice course last year and enjoyed that experience.

Practice, Service, Community Involvement

I am a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses and their Neonatal Nurse Practitioner sub-section. I have been involved in the effort to raise national awareness, with the help of leaders in NANN and at the UW, of the challenges involved in neonatal advanced practice education. I teach the Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and have done so for many years. I also work, clinically, >0.90 FTE as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at a local community hospital every weekend as I believe in a blended model of academic and clinical practice.

Current Publications

  • Bosque, E. Towards Salience: An Application of Integrative, Case-Based, Nursing Education for Neonatal Advanced Practice, Advances in Neonatal Care, 2012, Advances in Neonatal Care, 2012;12(5):292-302.
  • Bosque, E. A Model of Collaboration and Efficiency Between Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Neonatologist: Application of Collaboration Theory. Advances in Neonatal Care, 2011;11(2):108-113.
  • Bosque E. Complex case study: Nursing care of an infant with restrictive dermopathy. J Perinatal Neonatal Nurs, 2009;23(2):171-7.
  • Bosque E, Haverman, C. Making Babies Real: Dressing Infants in the NICU. Neonatal Network, 2009;28(2):1-8. Hirata T, & Bosque E. Prematurity, in Primary Care of the Child with a Chronic Condition, 3e, Jackson P, & Vessey JA, eds. Mosby, Inc, Philadelphia, 2000.

Current Research Projects

  • Industry Grant: Collaboration Elena Bosque and Masimo Corporation
    “Neonatal Peripheral Intravenous Catheter via Intravenous Pump Intraluminal Pressure Natural History Study”.
    Masimo Corp has offered $30,000 per year for 3 years.
    Status: The collaborative agreement and conflict of interest waiver is being processed by the University of Washington Attorney General's Office.
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