College of Nursing

Anita Hunter

Anita Hunter

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Accreditation/Clinical Professor
Anita Hunter
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Accreditation/Clinical Professor
SNRS 167
(509) 324-7510
(509) 324-7341
WSU College of Nursing
SNRS 167
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495

Anita's CV


  • 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


Uganda: Assessing the Health of Women of Child-Bearing Age and the Children for Developmental Health – The Impact of Heavy Metals


  • FAAN, 2007-current
  • 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


Nursing Congress, Vancouver, BC. Invited Speaker: Assessing and Intervening for Heavy Metal Effects on the Health and Development in Women and Children in the African Rift Valley, October 2016

Pacific Division Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Diego, CA: Podium Presentation on Water Quality, Environment and Effect of the Social, Political, and Physical Health of the People of Uganda, June 2016

WIN Poster Presentation. Arsenic and Heavy Metals: Effects on Women and Children in Uganda, April 2016

Hunter, A and Bolender, J. What is harming the Children in East Africa?, 2016 (In progress)

Hunter, A. Arsenic and Heavy Metals: Effects on Women and Children in Uganda, 2016 (In progress)

Hunter, A. Ugandan Americans in Giger & Davidhizar, Transcultural nursing: Assessment and intervention (7th Edition, 2016

Hunter, A. Perspectives in global health care Chapter 4 in Stanhope & Lancaster Public health nursing (Ed 5, 2015

Hunter A, Wilson L, Stanhope M., Hatcher, B., Hattar, M., Messias, DH, March, 2013

Powell, D. Global health diplomacy: An integrative review of the literature and implications for nursing. Nursing Outlook, 61(2), 85-92.

Ar-yuwat, S., Clark, MJ, Hunter, A., James, K. Determinants of physical activity in primary school students using the health belief model" Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, February 2013

Tung, S & Hunter, A Gender differences in coping and anxiety for post coronary artery bypass grafting surgery patients in Taiwan. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care. 2009


updated 2/4/16

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