Phyllis Christianson MN, ARNP, GNP-BC
I have worked as an RN for 15 years across a variety of settings, including skilled/long term care, Neurology/neurosurgery and rehabilitation medicine, psychiatry, and medical/surgical. Since 1992, I have worked as a nurse practitioner with a team of physicians and nurse practitioners providing post-acute and primary care (long term care) to adult and older adults.
I serve on the UW Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Advisory Board as well as working on several CNE conference planning committees each year. I am a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
- BSN, University of Rhode Island, 1975
- MN, University of Washington, 1990
What classes do you teach?
Advanced Health Assessment: NCLIN 500; Clinical seminar series: NCLIN 516, 517, 518 and 801; Diagnostic Management and Decision Making NCLIN 505; Management of the Adult III: Care of older adults with multiple chronic conditions.
What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?
I came to the University of Washington School of Nursing as a Master of Nursing student in 1988 and found an academically challenging and intellectually stimulating environment. And I believe that still describes the curriculum and environment today. I love working with faculty colleagues who have differing perspectives and varied expertise, but a common passion for providing high quality education. I love working with students who are engaged and excited to be learning, and who question “why” and look for answers until satisfied. I feel honored to learn alongside our students as they gain the knowledge and enthusiasm for providing quality care for all adults, including older adults with complex care needs.