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Dawn Doutrich's Research Department of Nursing

Dawn Doutrich, PhD, RN, CNS

Associate Professor

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Phone: (360) 546-9464
Fax: (360) 546-9398
Located in Library (VLIB) 210W
Office Hours: phone for an appointment

About Dawn Doutrich

Dawn Doutrich earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Washington State University, and a Master of Science and PhD in nursing from Oregon Health and Sciences University. She completed a Postdoctoral fellowship in cross cultural nursing ethics at Nagano College of Nursing, supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. She is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at Washington State University. Her clinical practice includes mental health nursing, particularly with refugee survivors of torture and trauma and she is a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in public health nursing. Dr. Doutrich serves on the Clark County Public Health Advisory Board. Her research has included academic-practice collaborations with public health. She is on the Board of Directors for the Society for Clinical Nurse Specialist Educators (SCNSE) and has been a peer reviewer for HRSA, Nursing and Health Science and Journal of Nursing Education. Dr. Doutrich has taught in the community area and has a special interest in nursing education. She was successful in attaining HRSA funding to support the Nurse Faculty Loan Program for WSU nurse educator graduates. Her research interests have focused upon cultural competence/cultural safety in health care, nursing workforce diversity, and cross cultural ethics. Recent research includes: cultural safety in New Zealand and the U.S.; international nurse educators: what the experts say; and creating a diverse nursing workforce through workforce partnerships.

Select publications:

  • Doutrich, D. & Dotson, J. The future of the clinical nurse specialist population focused, public health nurse. Nursing Clinics of North America. (in press).
  • Flemmer, N., Doutrich, D., Dekker, L., & Rondeau, D. Creating a safe and caring health care for women who have sex with women. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, in press.
  • Doutrich, D, Arcus, K., Dekker, L.,  Spuck, J. Pollock-Robinson, C., (2012) Cultural safety in New Zealand and the U.S.: Looking for a way forward together, Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society, 23(2), 143-150.
  • Zeller, E.L., Doutrich, D., Guido, G.W., Hoeksel, R. (2011). A culture of mutual support: Discovering why new nurses stay in nursing. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 42(9), 409-413.
  • Eddy, L. & Doutrich, D. Families and Community/Public Health Nursing. In J. Kaakonen, V. Gedaly-Duff, D. Padgett Coehlo, & S. Hansen [Eds.] Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice and Research. 4th ed., pp. 470-489, Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.
  • Doutrich, D. (2009). Community graduates no longer have option of CNS exam. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 23(1), 7.
  • Wros, P., Doutrich, D., & Ruiz, M.E. (2009) Giving voice: Incorporating the wisdom of Hispanic RNs into practice, Journal of Cultural Diversity, 16(4).
  • Katz J.R., Oneal, G., Strickland, J., & Doutrich D.L., (2010) Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Experiences of Native American nurses working in their communities, 21(3), 393-403.
  • Eddy, L.L., Doutrich, D., Higgs, Z. R., Spuck, J. , Olson, M., and Weinberg, S. (2009). “Relevant nursing leadership: An evidence-based programmatic response, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 6(1), 1-17.
  • Doutrich, D. & Colclough, Y. (2008). Japanese Americans. In J. Giger & R. Davidhizer’s [Eds.] Transcultural Nursing: Assessment and Intervention, 5th ed pp. 357-393, Elsevier.
  • White, C.M. & Doutrich, D. (2008). Resonance: Part of process and vital to outcome. Reprint of earlier article in S. Izumi [Ed.] Crisis in nursing: strategies for a better tomorrow. LifeSupport Company, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Doutrich, D. & Storey, M. (2006). Cultural competence and organizational change: Lasting results of an institutional linkage. Home Health Care Management and Practice, 18 (8), 356-360.