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Joelle Fathi DNP, RN, ARNP, CTTS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director, Swedish Tobacco Related Diseases and Lung Cancer Screening Program, Swedish Cancer Institute

I have enjoyed an incredible career of acute and primary care, as a nurse and nurse practitioner. The addition of the DNP to my training as a clinician has led me down a path of transformational leadership with the skill and confidence to lead the design and development of quality healthcare delivery systems. I enjoy the balance of seeing patients, contributing to the delivery of quality healthcare on a higher level, and educating our future nurses.

What classes do you teach?

NCLIN 505, Diagnostic Management and Decision Making in the Critically Ill Patient, Currently developing curriculum, Winter 2016. Examines diagnostics pertinent to adult and geriatric illnesses from individual and population perspectives, in the context of evidence, risks/benefits, equity, cost, access, and quality of care. Case analyses integrate health assessment and differential diagnoses into selection of appropriate tests. Includes didactic and lab components.

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The University of Washington possesses a high caliber of faculty who are well rounded and engaged in innovative skills. This expertise draws a similar student cohort that is complimentary and invigorating!


  • Delivery of comparable, quality health care to rural populations
  • Healthcare in remote areas
  • Telehealth medicine
  • Comparing rural care to care delivered in tertiary/quaternary medical centers


Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Symptom Science
  • Health Equity
  • Lifespan Health
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1101 Madison Ave, Suite #900
Seattle, WA, 98104