Katherine Camacho Carr, PhD, ARNP, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
PhD, University of Washington
MS & CNM, University of Illinois at Chicago
BSN, Loyola University
Premera Endowed Professor of Nursing in Health Promotion and Care Innovations
DNP Clinical Internship Coordinator
FACNM, Fellow American College of Nurse Midwives
FAAN, Fellow American Academy of Nursing
Phone: (206) 296-5666
Building/Room: Garrand 205
Areas of Interest
Katherine Camacho Carr, PhD, ARNP, CNM, FACNM is Premera Endowed Nursing Professorship in Health Promotion and Care Innovations, DNP Internship Coordinator, and Professor. Her interests focus on women's health, maternal child health care and education of advanced practice nurses, especially nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives. Her scholarly work focuses on instructional design and the use of computer distributed learning, as well as other innovative technologies in teaching and learning. Dr. Carr has a special interest in cervical cancer screening for low resource settings. As an experienced nurse-midwife she is also prepared as an international consultant to assist developing communities with safe motherhood and child survival training.
Miller, B. & Camacho Carr, K. (2016). Integrating standardized patients and objective structured clinical examinations into a nurse practitioner curriculum. Nurse Practitioner Journal, 12(5), e201-e210. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.01.017
Camacho Carr, K, Collins-Fulea, C, Krulewitch, C & Breedlove, G. (2015). The United States Midwifery, Education, Regulation and Association (US MERA) Work Group: What it is and what does it hope to accomplish? Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 60(2),125-7
Camacho Carr, K. (2015) . Using the unfolding case study in midwifery education. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 60(3), 283-290.
Bowie, B. and Camacho Carr, K. (2013). From coach to colleague: adjusting pedagogical approaches and attitudes in accelerated nursing programs. J Professional Nursing, 29(6), 395-401
Camacho Carr, K. and White, R. (2012). Focus group and health teaching with traditional birth attendants in Njeru, Uganda. International Journal of Childbirth, 2(1), 12-19. (research)
White, R.C., Camacho Carr, K. (2007) Maama Omwaana: community-based strategies for increasing utilization of maternity services in Njeru, Uganda. African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 1(1), 14-19.
Moeller, A., Vezeau, T. and Camacho Carr, K. (2007). Centering pregnancy: a new program for adolescent prenatal care. Am J Nurse Practitioners, 11(6): 48-56.
Bradford, H., Cardenas, V, Camacho Carr, K & Lydon-Rochelle, M. (2007). Accuracy of birth certificate and hospital discharge data: a Certified Nurse-Midwife and physician comparison. Maternal and Child Health Journal, Retrieved February 16, 2007 from http://www.springerlink.com/content/p086271141687276/fulltext.html. (research).
Camacho Carr, K. & Plager, B. (2006). Women's health in the Russian federation. Submitted to J. Midwifery & Women's Health. Review pending.
Benedetti, T., Baldwin, L., Skillman, S., Bowditch, E., Camacho Carr, K. & Meyers, S. (2006). Professional liability issues and practice patterns of obstetric providers in Washington state. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 107: 1238-1246. (research)
Camacho Carr, K. & Sellors, J. (2004). Screening for cervical cancer in low resource settings. J Midwifery & Women's Health, 49(4): 329-337.
Camacho Carr, K and Farley, C. (2003). Redesigning courses for the world wide web. J Midwifery & Women's Health, 48(6): 407-417.
Camacho Carr, K (2003) Innovations in midwifery education. J Midwifery & Women's Health, 48(6): 393-397.
Farley, C. & Camacho Carr, K. (2003). New directions in midwifery education: the master's of science in midwifery degree. J Midwifery & Women's Health, 48(2): 133-137.
Camacho Carr, K. & Brucker, M. C. (2002). Midwifery education today. Nurs Clinics N Am 37: 803-818.
Camacho Carr, K. (2000). Developing an evidence-based practice protocol: implications for midwifery practice. J Midwifery & Women's Health, 45(6): 544-551.
Camacho Carr, K. (1999). Creating off-campus/distance learning courses for midwifery education: a brief introduction. J Nurse-Midwifery, 44(1): 57-64.
Camacho Carr, K., Fullerton, J., Severino, R. & McHugh, K. (1996). Barriers to completion of nurse-midwifery distance education program. J Distance Education, 11(1): 111-131. (research)
Rooks, J. & Camacho Carr, K. (1995). Criteria for accreditation of direct-entry midwifery education. J Nurse-Midwifery, 40(3), 297-303.
Camacho Carr, K. (1994). The supportive and non-supportive childbirth environment. International J of Childbirth Educ, 9(3), 10-13. (research)
Treistman, J, Camacho Carr, K. & McHugh, K. (1993) Teaching nurse- midwifery at a distance. J Nurse-Midwifery, 38(6), 358-365.
Rooks, J., Camacho Carr, K. and Sandvold, I. (1991). The importance of non-masters degree options in nurse-midwifery education. J of Nurse-Midwifery, 35(8), 124-130.
Camacho Carr, K. (1986). Nurse-midwifery in the 1980's. Fam Practice Recertification, 8(5), 43-46.
Glascock, J. and Camacho Carr, K. (1984). Obstetrical scope of practice of masters prepared family nurse practitioners. Nurse Practitioner, 8, 34-39. (research)
Camacho Carr., K. and Walton, V. (1982). Early postpartum discharge. JOGGN, 11(1), 29-30.
Dejong, R., Shy, K. and Camacho Carr, K. (1981). An out-of-hospital birth center with university referral. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 58(6), 703-707. (research)
Camacho Carr, K. (1980). Obstetric practices which protect against neonatal morbidity: focus on maternal position in labor and birth. Birth and Family J, 7, 249-254.
Refereed Book Chapters
Kennedy, H. P. & Camacho Carr, K. (2016). Using evidence to support clinical practice. In Schuiling, K. & Likis, F. (Eds.). Women’s Gynecologic Health, Third Edition. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
White, R.C. & Camacho Carr, K. (2014). Maama Omwaana: Community building for safe motherhood in Njeru, Uganda. In White, R.C. (Ed.), Global Case Studies in Maternal and Child Health. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Kennedy, H.P. & Camacho Carr, K. (2013). Using evidence to support clinical practice. In Schuiling, K. & Likis, F. (Eds.). Women’s Gynecologic Health, Second Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Camacho Carr, K. & Anderson, B. (2011). The Global Health Agenda: Are Nursing and Midwifery Responding? In Cowen, P. & Moorhead, S. (Eds.) Current Issues in Nursing, 8th Edition. St. Louis: Mosby.
Anderson, B. & Camacho Carr, K. (2011). The Global Nursing Shortage-An issue of Social Justice. In Cowen, P. & Moorhead, S. (Eds.) Current Issues in Nursing, 8th Edition. St. Louis: Mosby.
Kennedy, H. P. & Camacho Carr, K. (2006). Using evidence to support clinical practice. In Schuiling, K. & Likis, F. (Eds.). Women's Gynecologic Health. Jones & Bartlett.
Camacho Carr, K. (2002). Home care of the new family. In Martinson, I. and Widmer, A. (eds.), Home Health Nursing Care. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company.
Camacho Carr, K. (1989). Home care of the new family. In Martinson, I. and Widmer, A. (eds.), Home Health Nursing Care. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company.
Camacho Carr, K. (1986). Nurse-midwifery and family practice physicians. In Rooks, J. (ed.), Nurse-Midwifery in America. Washington, D.C.: Am College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation.
Camacho Carr, K. (1986). Nursing care during labor and birth. In Neeson, J. and May, K. (eds.), Comprehensive Maternity Nursing. New York: Lipincott.
Camacho Carr. K. (1986). The process of labor and birth. In Neeson, J. and May, K. (eds.), Comprehensive Maternity Nursing. New York: Lipincott.
Camacho Carr, K. (1984). Maternal positions for birth. In Simkin, P. and Kitzinger, S. (eds.), Episiotomy and the Second Stage of Labor. Seattle, WA.:Pennypress.
Additional Scholarly Publications
National Advisory Council for Nurse Education & Practice (2015). Incorporating Interprofessional Education and Practice into Nursing. Thirteenth Report to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Congress. (member of the research and writing team)
Sellors J, Camacho Carr K, Bingham A, Winkler J (2004). Course in Visual Methods for Cervical Cancer Screening: Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid and Lugol's Iodine. Seattle, WA: PATH.
Sellors JW, Camacho Carr K, Winkler J, Bingham A. (2003). Teaching Visual Inspection of the Cervix with Acetic Acid (VIA). Curriculum document. Seattle, WA: PATH.
Woods, S. & Camacho Carr, K. (2002). The art and science of labor support. March of Dimes Nursing Module. White Plains, NY: March of Dimes Defects Foundation Education Services.
Camacho Carr, K., Beasley, G., Groggel, M., Perkins, C., Hobdy, J, Choitz, P., Hood Emerson, M., & Zeigler, M. (1996). Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Workbook: A Home Study Program. Hyden, KY: Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing, Community-based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program.
Camacho Carr, K. (1996). Community based education and strategies for distance teaching and learning. In American Association of Colleges of Nursing (ed), Marketing & Teaching Strategies for Advanced Practice Nursing. San Antonio, TX: AACN.
Scupholme, A. & Camacho Carr, K. (1993). CNMs and primary care: practice models and types of service. Quickening, Nov/Dec, 14. (research)
Camacho Carr, K. (1988). The Development of Policies and Procedures for the Practice of Midwifery. Seattle, Wa.: Pennypress monographs.
Camacho Carr, K. (1986). Alternatives in childbirth. NAACOG Update Series. Princeton, New Jersey: Continuing Professional Education Center, Inc..
Camacho Carr. K. (1983). Management of the second stage of labor. NAACOG Update Series. Princeton, New Jersey: Continuing Professional Education Center, Inc.
6/2014 Global Standards for Midwifery Education: Gap Analysis & Implementation in the United States (Participant in workshop). International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). Prague, Czech Republic.
6/2014 U.S. MERA Project: Envisioning the Future of Midwifery in the United States (Panel discussion representing the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education). American College of Nurse-Midwives Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.
4/2014 Accreditation of Education Programs: Benefits to the Profession, the Students & the Public. United States Midwifery Education, Regulation and Association Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
3/2013 Public Health & the Prevention and Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage (Refereed Presentation). Seminar: A Public Health Approach to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Myanmar, co-hosted by the University of Public Health and the USAID Office of Public Health in Myanmar. March 2013.
6/2011 Presentation - International Congress of Midwives (ICM) in Durban, South Africa, Lessons Learned from the Accreditation Process
6/2/08 Midwifery in the United States, Panel presentation at International Congress of Midwives, Glasgow, Scotland
3/11/07 Midwives Empowering Women. Mid-Triennial Americas Regional Conference, International Confederation of Midwives, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2/8/07 The Role of the Midwife in Global Maternal Child Health, University of Washington, School of Public Health, HSERV/EPI 544, Maternal & Child Health in Developing Countries.
10/8/06 The Big Three Epidemics: Epidurals, Inductions and Cesareans, International Childbirth Education Association Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon.
6/05 Premier Presentation, Am College of Nurse-Midwives 50th Annual Meeting, Midwifery Hidden Treasures: The Unsung Heroines and Heroes of Midwifery, Washington, D.C.
2/19/05 Third Annual Western Regional International Health Conference, University of Washington. Panel presentation: Poor Moms, Poor Babies: Challenges in International Maternal & Newborn Care. Presentation: Community Partnership for Safe Motherhood & Child Survival, Seattle, WA.
5/28/02 Beyond the Pap Smear: The Latest Technologies in Cervical Cancer Screening – Symposium presented at ACNM Annual Meeting, sponsored by Watson Women's Health.
Non-refereed or Invited
5/3/2014 Preceptor Workshop – Pearls of Wisdom for Clinical Teaching & Learning – Seattle University. Approved for CEUs
10/2013 Panel Discussion at the Midwives Alliance of North America Annual Meeting in Portland, OR. Presentation - US-MERA: A Vision for US Midwifery Education, Regulation & Professional Associations
5/2013 Preceptor Workshop – Pearls of Wisdom for Clinical Teaching & Learning – Seattle University. Approved for CEUs
4/2013 Presentation to faculty & students at Shenandoah University April 3, 2013. Caring for Women & Infants: A Matter of Social Justice.
3/2013 The Role of Midwifery, Role of the Midwife, and Other Skilled Birth Attendants in Providing High-Quality, Evidence Based Maternal and Infant Care in All Settings; the Need for Midwifery Education that Meets International Standards and Supportive Policies that Promote Collaboration; An Integrated System of Care and Appropriate Scope of Practice for Midwives (Panel Discussion). The Public Services International (PSI), Myanmar Central Warehouse. Yangon, Myanmar - March, 2013.
3/2013 With T. Laerdal. Simulation Demonstration of MamaNatalie™ (Presentation for 200 midwifery students and their professors). Training Center for Midwives. Yangon, Myanmar – March, 2013
11/13/2012 Panel discussion at Group Health Cooperative – Call the Midwives PBS event
10/5/2011 Installation of N. Jean Bushman Endowed Chair - Distinguished lecture entitled Caring for Women & Infants: A Matter of Social Justice
5/4/2010 Can Tho University of Medicine & Pharmacy & Can Tho Hospital, Can Tho Vietnam, Hypertension in Pregnancy, Ob-Gyn Department staff
5/4/2010 Faculty of Nursing, Can Tho University of Medicine & Pharmacy, discussions comparing nursing curriculum in U.S. and Vietnam and uses of simulation in nursing education.
5/5/2010 Presentation to Ob-Gyn faculty and students, Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage & Active Management of 3rd Stage at Can Tho University.
5/6/2010 Discussions of nursing and midwifery training needs with hospital director and nursing director at Ben Vien Da Khoa TP Hospital in Quy Nhon, Vietnam.
6/25/2009 College of Health Technologies, 150 medical & nursing students in Ventiene, Laos, presented Steps to Healthy Living Part II – key tests, prevention & screening for women’s health. U.S. State Department Speaker & Specialist Program.
6/26/2009 Mahoset Hospital, Ventiene, Laos, 125 medical, midwifery & nursing staff, presented Active Management of 3rd Stage and Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage and Cervical Cancer Screening Using VIA. U.S. State Department Speaker & Specialist Program
6/26/2009 Lao Women’s Union, 150 members of the Lao Women’s Union, presented Steps to Healthy Living Part I and II, Part I focuses on hand washing, hygiene, nutrition, clean water and sanitation. U.S. State Department Speaker & Specialist Program.
6/29/2009 Nursing Department, University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 110 nursing and midwifery students and faulty, presented Active Management of 3rd Stage & Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage. U.S. State Department Speaker & Specialist Program
6/29/2009 Tu Du Hospital, a large maternity hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 150 health professionals primarily midwives and nurses, presented Postpartum Care for Mother & Infant
6/30/2009 Ho Chi Minh Nurses Association, Ho Chi Minh Department of Health, 200 nurse members of the HCMC Nurses Association, presented Steps to Healthy Living Part II and Patient Safety – Transforming Data into Quality Nursing Care. U.S. State Department Speaker & Specialist Program
6/30/2009 Hung Vuong Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 200 health professions staff including physicians, midwives and nurses, presented Active Management of 3rd Stage and Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage and Key Tests and Prevention of Breast Disease. U.S. State Department Speaker & Specialist Program
7/1/2009 Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park in Binh Doung Province, 150 garment and textile workers, primarily women. Presented Steps to healthy Living, Part I. U.S. State Department Speaker & Specialist Program
5/16-18/2008 Nursing Educators for Excellence in Simulation, May 16-18, 2008, Seattle University, Clinical Performance Lab, presentation on Using Standardized Patients in Nursing Education
7/2007 Powerpoint presentation – the State of the ACNM, ACNM Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il.
5/18/2007 Presentation for Global Nursing Task Force, Maama Omwaana Project in Uganda; presentation of Maternal Child needs assessment with Dr Lydia McAllister.
5/19/2007 Fundraiser for Maama Omwaana Project in Uganda; presentation of Maternal Child needs assessment and project work to date, Seattle (invited)
11/15/05 Production and presentation with Dr Lydia McAlister – Maama Omwaana Project in Uganda (narrated powerpoint) for Sigma Theta Tau chapter at Seattle University College of Nursing students and faculty (invited)
11/05 OB Rounds, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Interdisciplinary Communication (invited)
11/05 ACNM's Vision to Support Education & Practice, Midwifery Business Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (invited)
9/05 Exploring the Use of Standardized Patients in Graduate Nursing Curricula Presentation for Faculty Development, Seattle University, College of Nursing (invited)
7/05 Panel moderator, International Congress of Midwives, Brisbane Australia (invited)
4/05 Celebrating 30 years of Nurse-Midwifery in Washington State, a presentation of the history of nurse-midwifery in Washington state at the Seattle Public Library (invited)
2/18/05 Obstetrics Case Conference, invited participant. Presentation entitled Interdisciplinary Practice – Communication, Collaboration, Consultation & Referral. Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA.
1/31/05 Challenges & Opportunities for Nurse-Midwifery Education – research presented at HRSA, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing Rockville, MD (research presentation)
11/06/04 Barriers to Midwifery Education: Practice and Education - the Critical Link – presented research at Midwifery Business Institute, Albuquerque, NM (invited)
September, 2016 Consultant to the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Global Outreach Department, Survive & Thrive Project, Building Professional Associations in Rwanda. Conducted focus groups to test the appropriateness of training materials to build the obstetrical, midwifery and pediatric professional associations in a low resource setting.
May, 2016 – ACNM Annual Meeting As Vice Chair of the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, collaborated with the ACME executive director to provide a 2 day workshop on accreditation for the Liberian Midwives Association
2014 Assessment of Nursing & Midwifery Education in Tanzania. USAID, JHPIEGO & American College of Nurse-Midwives, Survive & Thrive Project.
August 15-September 10, 2014. Participated with Dr. Terri Clark, midwifery students Anne Leone & Alison Conte (Global Scholars Program). Lead the team at Ndolage School of Nursing
2013 Second project with Rwanda Girls Initiative, Gashora, Rwanda, June – July, 2013 – Teaching reproductive health at the Gashora Girls Academy of Science & Technology, providing continuing education for the school nurse & assessing community health needs.
2013 Representative of the American College of Nurse-Midwives for the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Development Alliance Survive and Thrive: Professional Associations, Private Sector and Global Health Scholars Saving Mothers, Newborns and Children in Burma (Myanmar) - March.
2013 Presentations at Public Services International, Myanmar Central Warehouse (Panel), Training Center for Midwives (Co-presenter) and the University of Public Health in Yangon, Myanmar, March.
2012 Project with the Rwanda Girls Initiative, Gashora, Rwanda June,
2012 Teaching reproductive health at the Gashora Academy of Science & Technology, as well as assessing community health education needs.
2010 Project with Healing the Children & Group Health Global Health in Vietnam, May 1-11, 2010. Teaching health care professionals at Can Tho University of Medicine & Pharmacy, as well as several other hospitals in the Mekong Delta. Topics included: Prevention & Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage, Jaundice in the Newborn, Hypertension in Pregnancy & Neonatal Resuscitation
2010 Completed the data analysis and final report for Valley Midwives, March of Dimes Grant, Centering Pregnancy Project, March, 2010
2009 U.S. State Department Speaker’s Program, Updates in Maternity Care, Cervical Cancer Screening, Screening & Prevention for Women in Ventiene, Laos & Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (June 22 – July 2)
2008 International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), Council Member, representing the American College of Nurse-Midwives Glasgow Scotland, June, 2008
2006 Delegation Leader, Women's Health Delegation to India, studying Aryuvedic health and practices (August 24 – Sept 6)
2005 International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), Council Meetings, representing the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Brisbane, Australia, July, 2005
2005 Northern Michigan University, School of Nursing. Conducted a workshop for faculty - Developing Web-Based Courses (October)
2004 Consultant to ACNM and Division of Nursing:Barriers to Midwifery Education – Review of the literature (see unpublished work listed above) and survey (manuscript under development (summer & fall 04)
2003 Review Panel, Division of Nursing, HRSA for Adv Nurse Education grants (March)
Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, Seattle Office, Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention, Revision of a cervical cancer screening curriculum/trainers manual for nurses and midwives in W Kenya (Oct - Dec)
2002 Institute of Midwifery, Women & Health, Philadelphia University, Midwifery Education Program; Grant preparation (October and November)
Delegation Co-Leader and panel moderator, Am Nurses Assoc, People to People Citizen Ambassador Program, U.S. - China Joint Nursing Conference, Beijing, China (October)
Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, Seattle Office, Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention, Assisted with the development of a cervical cancer screening curriculum/trainers manual for nurses and midwives in W Kenya (August)
University of Washington, School of Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner Program, Helping faculty evaluate and improve web-based courses in the Rural APN Program Option (July)