Kathleen Johnson, Lecturer



Kathleen H. Johnson, DNP, RN-BC, NCSN, FNASN





Associate Clinical Professor – Community Health Nursing – University of Washington Seattle December 2016-March 2017.  NSG 556 Program Planning and Health Systems in Multicultural Communities.

Health Services Manager – Seattle Public Schools September, 2013 to October 2016. Supervised 90 nurses as direct reports, 98 schools, 54,000 students.

Interim Health Services Supervisor (State School Nurse Consultant), 2013 Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

Informatics Support Health Services Department, 2008 – 2012.  Edmonds School District, Edmonds, WA.

Certificated School Nurse/Educational Health Specialist –   2003 – 2012. Edmonds, School District, Edmonds, WA.

Respiratory Nurse Clinician 1982 – 1985 Visiting Nurse Services of Seattle/King County, Seattle, WA.

Staff Nurse Pheresis Unit, 1981-82 Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle, WA

Clinical Nurse III - Relief Charge Nurse 1978-81 University of California at San Diego, Regional Burn Center, San Diego, CA 

Clinical Nurse I Staff Nurse 1977-78 University of California San Diego, Respiratory Care Unit, San Diego




University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Doctor of Nursing Practice – Advanced Practice Community Health Systems with focus in Informatics University of Washington Seattle – 2013. Current Practices in School Health Data Collection

University of Washington
Bothell, WA

Masters in Nursing Leadership - University of Washington Bothell, 2009. School Health Variables Identified by States

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

Bachelor of Science, Nursing    University of Rochester - Rochester, NY1977

Fellowship / Research / Internship Experience

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellowship – 2014 – 2017

Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program Fellowship – Executive Sponsor, 2013 -2014 Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.  Project to explore sustainable school nurse funding.

Teaching Assistantship, University of Washington, Bothell, The Arts and Social Change in Environmental Health, Linda Westbrook, PhD, RN, Winter Quarter, 2009.

Research Internship National Association of School Nurses’ Research Director, Martha Dewey Bergren, DNS RN NCSN FNASN FASHA, identified variables used in school health research for national school nursing minimum data set, 2008 - 2010.


School Nurse Administrator of the Year, 2016 School Nurse Organization of Washington administrative leadership in clinical practice, staff professional development, professional advocacy, community involvement and research.

National Academy of School Nursing Fellow, 2016 - Unique, extraordinary contributions to advancement of professional school nursing practice

National Association of School Nurses President’s Recognition Award, 2016 - Uniform Dataset (Step Up & Be Counted) Steering Committee.  The development of the national school nurse date set efforts demonstrate unwavering commitment to the future of school nursing and the quality of school nursing services 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellowship – 2014 – 2017

Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow 2013. Promoting sustainability of school nursing funding.

Warren Featherstone Reid Award for Excellence in Health Care – 2013.  Olympia WA. Supervisor of School Nurse Corps program recognized by WA Department of Health as provider of exceptional quality and value in delivery of health services. Delivery of school nursing services to rural Washington school districts.

National Board Certified School Nurse of the Year 2013:  Recognition of Promotion of certification, professionalism and enhanced competency in school nursing.

National Association of School Nurses Research Award, 2012 “School Health Data Collection: The Wisdom of School Nurse Administrators”.

Washington State March of Dimes Distinguished Nurse of the Year 2010 for work advancing the care of school aged children through the use of electronic documentation systems.






Curriculum Vitae