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Amy Walker PhD, RN

Associate Professor

I received my Master’s of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt University in 1997. From 1997- 2003 I worked primarily in pediatric critical care and hospice settings. I then started the PhD Program at Oregon Health & Science University and graduated in Summer 2008. I did a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF from 2008-2010. Since completion, I have been an assistant professor at University of Washington.

Since then I have been teaching in the undergraduate program and developing a program of research focused on families facing childhood cancer.



  • BA, Mount Holyoke College, 1992
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University, 1997
  • PhD, Oregon Health and Science University, 2008

What classes do you teach?

Coordinator, Undergraduate Pediatric Clinical NCLIN 403
NURS 401 Care and Illness I

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

I love the diversity of our students and our rigorous research environment.



Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing

Research Areas

  • Symptom Science
  • Lifespan Health
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