School of Nursing and Health Studies

Bonnie Blachly, Academic Retiree

Bonnie BlachlyBonnie Blachly, MN, RN, BSN
Academic Retiree

Bonnie Blachly’s nursing experience began in OB/GYN nursing. Her interests expanded to the other end of the life spectrum into gerontology with an emphasis in long term care. She also focuses on end-of-life care and support for patients, families and friends. She has an interest in developing the role of the End-of-Life Doula.  Bonnie has also functioned as a nurse consultant working with attorneys as well as long term care agencies to analyze nursing systems and ensure regulatory compliance.  She has served on several state committees including POLST committee, Workforce Development task force, and the MDS task force as well as the WSNA Long Term Care Task Force. 


  • St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Yakima (Diploma in Nursing)
  • University of Washington, Bothell (Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing)
  • University of Washington, Bothell (Masters in Nursing)
  • Lifespan, End-of-Life Doula Workshop


University of Washington
Bothell, WA
  • B.S., Nursing
Legal Nurse Consultant Institute 
  • Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
University of Washington
Bothell, WA
  • Master in Nursing 


Courses Taught

  • Partnerships in Community Health

  • Nursing Ethics

  • Nursing Leadership

  • Care Coordination

  • End-of-Life Care