Dr. Patricia Farmer

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Research Professor
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Dr. Patricia Farmer is a nurse practitioner and nurse educator in rural Humboldt County, California. Her nursing career has included roles within emergency services, family practice, research and nursing education. She has lectured extensively at the local, state and national levels. Her lifelong devotion to nursing advocacy has been enhanced as a result of her doctoral education at The George Washington University. She currently balances clinical practice with her role as a Nursing Education Expert for the Center to Champion Nursing in Washington, D.C.

Current Research

  • Use of modular education to enhance Nurse Practitioner skills in patient coaching and interprofessional care of patients with complex chronic medical conditions
  • Impact of innovative academic progression pathways in nursing on racial and ethnic diversity


The George Washington University, DNP

Sonoma State University, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner


Close, L., Gorski, M., Sroczynski, M., Farmer, P., & Wortock, J. (2015). Shared Curriculum Model: A Promising Practice for Education Transformation. December, 54(12). 677-682.

Gorski, M., Farmer, P., Sroczynski, M., & Close, L. (2015). Nursing Education Transformation: Promising Practices in Academic Progression. Journal of Nursing Education. September, 54(9). 509-515.

Lipsky, A.M., Karsteadt, L.L., Gausche-Hill, M., Hartmans, S., Klein, S.L., Bongard, F., Cryer,  H. Brueske, P., Loffredo, A.J., Farmer, P.D., Whitney, S.C. & Lewis R. J. (2014). A Comparison of Rural versus Urban Trauma Care. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, & Shock, 7(41). 41-46.



Education Technology Award [co-developer modular e-learning program for graduate students in nursing] — Sigma Theta Tau International (2013)

Outstanding Research Presentation Award — 20th International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time (2011)