Kumhee A. Ro, DNP, FNP-BC, ARNP

Kumhee A. Ro, DNP, FNP-BC, ARNP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Assistant Professor
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
Box 356277
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195


My research interests focus on integrating innovative educational and advising strategies to teach the next generation of clinicians, including development of didactics in clinical rotations for advanced practice nursing students. An additional research interest of mine focuses on improving the quality of delivery of health care in the acute care setting with program and policy development, implementation of practice guidelines and evaluation of the role of advanced practice nurses.


I teach and mentor students in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice program in the School of Nursing. Courses I have taught include a graduate-level health assessment course, evidence-based diagnosis and management of illnesses, advanced practice nursing clinical practicum seminar, and primary care pharmaco-therapeutics for advanced practice nurse education. I also actively precept advanced practice nursing students from University of Washington Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner tracks.

Practice, Service, Community Involvement

As a nationally board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Washington, I bring extensive advanced practice clinical experience caring for patients in the areas of geriatrics, primary health care, women's health care and inpatient acute care setting. I currently practice as a nurse practitioner in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center and as a locum primary care provider at a community health clinic, serving the underserved population.

Current Publications

  • Ro. K. ( 2008). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization: A Review of Literature on Prevention and Eradication. advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. (30). 4, 344-356.
  • Rhodes & Jensen. Differential Diagnosis for Nurse Practitioner. Chapter Contributor. Dizziness in Primary care setting. Accepted for publication. January of 2014. In press.
Research Interests: 
Utilization of Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care Settings, Implementation of Policies/ Protocols in Clinical Practice, Preceptor Mentorship for Nurse Practitioner Education
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