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Gail JohnsonGail JohnsonGail Johnson, DNP, ARNP

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health
WA Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), March 2009

 University of Washington
Box 357263
Seattle, WA 98195

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I am a nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and received my Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Washington in 2009. My clinical work has been with underserved, ethnically diverse patient populations in community health clinic settings. My teaching responsibilities include core courses in the family nurse practitioner program, health assessment, chronic disease management, and community health care practice for the clinician. My primary interests are in primary health care and family practice, teaching methods for evidence-based practice, community-oriented primary care, global health, and nurse practitioner education. I have co-directed the study abroad program to Thailand.

I currently have a new and exciting opportunity to be a part of the recently funded VA grant—Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education—bringing the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine together in a new model of inter-professional education.  It is a 5 year grant starting this summer with the goal of “blending training for medicine and nursing in patient-centered primary care management with a sustainable and transportable curriculum in interprofessional communication, collaboration, and team-based care”.  My role as nursing faculty will be to work collaboratively to develop curriculum in inter-professional education for DNP students and medical residents in the primary care setting. One example includes effective approaches to chronic disease management, including self management and behavior change.

I hope to gain inter-professional teaching skills that will be directly applicable to the new opportunity I have to teach in the VA Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education. I hope to learn new methods for engaging both MD residents and DNP students in curriculum that builds effective interprofessional teams and collaborative leadership in providing primary care.

I will be working collaboratively on an interprofessional training project around behavior change and chronic disease self-management, and a systems approach to chronic disease care.