Public Sector Nursing Project


Welcome to the Public Sector Nursing Project. This is a Cooperative Project between the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health at the University of Washington School of Nursing, Eastern State Hospital and Western State Hospital.


Description of the Public Sector Nursing Project 

The Public Sector Nursing Project is an agreement between the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, Eastern State Hospital and Western State Hospital. The purpose of the Project is to provide support and educational opportunities to the nursing staff in the state mental health hospital settings.

The Project encourages career development of hospital staff by planning workshops which are presented at the hospitals, and offering graduate level courses for interested nurses. The Project also provides support for research projects at each hospital. Currently, the research projects are investigating factors which affect outcomes for individuals with schizophrenia as they make the transition from the hospital setting to the community. An annual conference occurs between staff from the University of Washington and the two state hospitals which allows staff to network and plan. 

The Public Sector Nursing Project partnership was established in 1979 with funding from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services through Eastern and Western State Hospitals.


General Information

Public Sector Project
Department of Psychosocial and Community Health
Box 357263
Seattle, WA 98195-7263
Phone: (206) 685-9309

General Email: Principal Investigator: Karen G. Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN kschepp@uw.edu