Mary Ann Draye, MPH

Mary Ann Draye, MPH
Assistant Professor Emerita
Assistant Professor Emerita
Psychosocial & Community Health
Box 357263
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7263

After forty years as a stalwart advocate for NPs and as faculty in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track at the University of Washington School of Nursing, I am now retired emerita. I served as the Director of the FNP track for the past 13 years and was instrumental in transitioning the curriculum to the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

My education includes BSN from Loyola University, Chicago, and master's at the University of Michigan. I am nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Areas of practice included primary care at USPHS Indian Health in San Carlos, Arizona, Yesler Terrace Health Clinic, Seattle and UWMC. Publications include articles and book chapters on health promotion, behavior change, NP Pioneers (study conducted with Dr. Marie Annette Brown), and transforming education and practice with the DNP.

I continue in a selective teaching role in the DNP-FNP track.


  • UW Continuing Nursing Education's Lifetime Achievement Award, November 2013
  • Distinguished Alumna Award, Neihoff School of Nursing Loyola University Chicago, April, 2014
Research Interests: 
Primary health care, health promotion, risk appraisal, coping with infertility
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