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Amy Howells PhD, CPNP-AC/PC

Assistant professor, Family and Child Nursing
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital

I began my career as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit in 2000. After getting some experience, I started the Master of Science program at the University of Texas Health Science Center to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. I graduated in 2005 and practiced in the PICU as first an instructor, then an assistant professor for Baylor College of Medicine. I held that clinical appointment for 11 years, during which time I completed a post-master’s certificate for acute care PNP and my PhD in Nursing.

I left Houston to come to Seattle and join the faculty of the School of Nursing in 2016, in order to facilitate the creation of the acute care PNP track. I also engage in research concerning decision-making at the end of life for pediatric patients who are admitted to the PICU and participate in bioethics activities.

Education

  • 2014, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, Ph.D., Nursing
  • 2013, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, Post Master’s Certificate, Nursing Education
  • 2008, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois, Post Master’s Certificate, Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • 2005, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, M.S.N., Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • 2000, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia, B.S.N

Awards and Accolades

  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau

What classes do you teach?

  • NURS 405
  • NCLIN 801
  • NCLIN 502
  • I will be teaching in the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner track

Department

Family and Child Nursing

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
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Main: 206.685.7933

ajh15@uw.edu

Box 357262
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, 98195

Office: T410E