Alisha Peterson, BSN, RN, CCRN
Alisha Peterson, BSN, RN, CCRN is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student in the Family Nurse Practitioner track at Washington State University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University in 2014, and has since worked as a Registered Nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CCU) at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).
Working in the CCU has led her to develop a passion for cardiology, and especially the growing heart failure population. She is also passionate about improving health literacy for her patients and advocating for rural and underserved populations. Her goal as a future Nurse Practitioner is to utilize her experiences and passions to empower patients to lead healthier lives, while continuing her work to improve the care for those living with heart failure.
Alisha has been working with an interprofessional grant team led by Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN, to integrate an interprofessional Heart Failure management protocol into practice at outpatient clinics treating underserved patients with heart failure. Alisha will be presenting her work at the 2019 Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference in San Diego, CA.