College of Nursing

Ryan Townsend

Ryan Townsend

Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs
FACULTY
NAME:
Ryan Townsend
TITLE:
Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs
OFFICE:
SNRS 157
EMAIL:
ryanpatrick@wsu.edu
PHONE:
(509) 324-7326
FAX:
(509) 324-7336
MAILING ADDRESS:
WSU College of Nursing
SNRS 157
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495

Ryan Townsend is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Spokane. He has been teaching across undergraduate and graduate programs since 2002 and became the Undergraduate Pre-Licensure Program Director in 2013. Ryan received his Master's Degree at Washington State University College of Nursing in 2004. While in his Master's program, he served as research assistant for the Medically Indigent Rural Area (MIRA) Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program and was a teaching assistant as well at Washington State University. After teaching for many years he became the Professional Development Director in 2010 prior to accepting his current role. He is a practicing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who currently works in his own private practice in Spokane.

EDUCATION

  • MN, Washington State University College of Nursing, Spokane, WABSN, Washington State University College of Nursing, Spokane, WA
  • BSN, Washington State University College of Nursing, Spokane

INTERESTS

Mental health, addictions, rural healthcare

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Sigma Theta Tau

PUBLICATIONS

Vandermause, R., & Townsend, R. (2010) Teaching thoughtful practice: Narrative pedagogy in addictions education. Nurse Education Today, 30 (5), 428-434.

Eide, P., & Townsend, R. (2013). Chapter 7, Nursing Research and Evidence Based Care. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA, Edition 7th.

Rice, M., & Townsend, R. (2006) The stress of educational PDA technology. Available at: http://www.pdacortex.com/stress_educational_pda_technology.htm

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