Sarah W. Matthews DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
I have over 20 years of experience as a nationally certified family nurse practitioner. My clinical practice has included women’s health, urgent care and primary care. Since 2003 I have been specialized in Dermatology. I have also had a variety of leadership roles while I have maintained my clinical practice.
In 2007 I returned to UW and completed my DNP degree. My DNP project focused on optimization of collaborative NP-MD practices. In 2015 I joined UW as an Assistant Professor and the FNP-DNP Program lead in the Psychosocial and Community Health Department. I direct the FNP-DNP program, teach, mentor students, and conduct research. I enjoy mentoring students during their DNP projects and love to teach dermatology, as well as a variety of family practice topics and critical thinking during clinical courses.
My program of research is focused on the treatment of immune-driven photo-responsive dermatologic conditions. I am presently conducting research to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of clinic-based narrowband phototherapy in the treatment of a variety of skin conditions in the elderly. I am also conducting a translational study of a large scale home phototherapy program focusing on health outcomes for psoriasis patients of all ages and the nursing specific variables.
Psychosocial and Community Health
- BSN, University of Washington, 1988
- MN, University of Washington, 1993
- DNP, University of Washington, 2009
What classes do you teach?
- NCLIN 517: Advanced Clinical Practicum I
- NCLIN 518: Advanced Clinical Practicum III
- NCLIN 521: Diagnostic Decision Making and Clinical Skills Lab
- NMETH 801: Practice Doctorate Project/Capstone
What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?
I love the UW School of Nursing because of its ongoing commitment to being a national leader in evidence-based nursing education and research.
- Advanced practice nursing education
- Evidence-based practice
- Transition to practice
DepartmentPsychosocial and Community Health
- Innovative Interventions
- Lifespan Health