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Clare Sherley DNP, CNM, ARNP

Associate Teaching Professor
Full Scope Certified Nurse Midwife
Clinical Placement Coordinator – NM and WHCNS tracks
New Faculty Teaching Director

Starting as a student at UW, I have worked to educate others on how best to care for LGBTQ+ patients. My doctoral project helped to create an online trans health resource for providers that continues to be available for reference at Cedar River Clinics. I have continued that work and expanded it to include a racial equity lens used during training, presentations, and lectures on these topics. I believe there is much work to be done to ensure that all patients receive the care best suited to their needs and that teaching future nurses and providers at the University of Washington as faculty offers an opportunity for me to do that work.

It is important to address current racial inequities as they exist in health outcomes, educational outcomes, and opportunity gaps in healthcare occupations. My goal is to create an intentionally supportive and culturally thoughtful learning environment that inspires the newest members of our profession to incorporate an antiracist and equity focus into their future practices.


ADN: Peninsula College, 2008
BSN: University of Washington, Bothell, 2011
DNP: Nurse-Midwifery track, University of Washington, 2015

What classes do you teach?

  • Nurse Midwifery track courses
  • Clinical Practica – NCLIN 501, 511, 516, 517, 518, 801
  • Didactic – NURS 541, 542, 543
  • Methods – NMETH 801
  • Undergraduate – NURS 415

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The School of Nursing fostered and encouraged my passion for integrating nursing practice and justice work as a student and now as faculty. I have never needed to choose between my two passions and have been encouraged to integrate and expand on this work. I appreciate the commitment this program makes to improving the lives of students and their future patients through research, teaching, and a focus on Antiracism and equity.

Scholarly work


Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing

Research Areas

  • Health Equity
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