Kristen Childress, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWCN-AP

Kristen Childress, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWCN-AP
Assistant Clinical Professor
Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychosocial & Community Health
Box 357263
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Research

I am most interested in taking research findings and seeing how they translate to bedside practice, with populations of patients that may not fit a perfect mold. I enjoy evaluating implementation barriers for evidence-based care within typical clinical practices, then working at a systems level to resolve barriers so that evidence based practice can be incorporated into daily clinical work.

My areas of clinical and research interest include wound care, dementia care, geriatrics, urgent care/emergency medicine, international health, and community-based research. I also enjoy program development, project management, and informatics.

Teaching

I teach for the DNP-FNP program, and instruct in clinically-based courses including physical assessment, procedural skills, and clinical seminar. I also act as a faculty advisor for students in the first and second years of their program of study.

Practice, Service & Community Involvement

I am board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. I am also board certified as an Advanced Practice Certified Wound Care Nurse through the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board. I currently operate my own clinical practice, where I contract with a large organization to provide outpatient wound care. I also supervise hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments at the center. I am an active member of Sigma Theta Tau. I have been the Co-Chair for the West Sound Advanced Practice Association in Washington for the last 7 years, and was the Chair and a planning committee member for the Learning in the Olympics Nursing Symposium for multiple years. I enjoy teaching and speaking outside the University, and I've acted as a peer-reviewer for a nurse practitioner journal. When I am able, I volunteer for international health work in a variety of countries.

Student Mentor: 
No
UW Graduate Faculty: 
No