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Anita Hunter
Dr. Anita Hunter

Clinical Professor, Associate Director Nursing Programs

Phone: (360) 546-9350
Fax: (360) 546-9398
Office: VLIB 210X
Office Hours: Open – By appointment


  • PhD in Educational Leadership, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • MSN: Child, Adolescent & Family Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • BS in Nursing (RNB Program), College Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Diploma, School of Nursing, Washington Hospital Center


Global health, child and adolescent health, curriculum development, organizational systems, and leadership


Pediatrics, global health, population health


  • FAAN, 2007-2014
  • American Nurses Association, 1967-2014
  • National Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Associates, 1976–2012
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 1995-2007
  • International Nursing Association,1999-2004
  • Transcultural Nursing Association, 2000-2003
  • South Carolina Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, 2001-2003
  • Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 1995-2004
  • Eastern and Southern Nursing Research Societies, 1995-2001


  • WSU Vancouver Teaching Excellence Award, 2015-2016
  • Finalist in Health Care Champion Award: San Diego, 2008
  • Inducted into American Academy of Nursing as a Fellow (F.A.A.N.), 2007
  • San Diego Life Time Achievement in Nursing Award, 2006
  • Sigma Theta Tau Research and Mentorship Excellence Award, 2006
  • USD Most Influential Faculty: MS/NP Progra, 2003 – 2004
  • SC Nurses Association Excellence in Promotion of Nursing Practice Award, 2002
  • SC Nurses Association Writing Excellence Award, 2001
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, UCONN, 2001
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Clemson School of Nursing, 2001
  • Outstanding Nursing Faculty Award, UMASS, 1994
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Elms College, 1984