DNP, University of Washington
Post-Master's Certificate, University of Washington
MN, University of Washington
BSN, University of Washington

Assistant Professor
On leave of absence for RWJF health policy fellowship 2022 to Spring of 2024
Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Phone: (206) 296-5677

Building/Room: Garrand 412

Areas of Interests or Expertise

  • Clinical Practice: Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Communication, evidence-based practice, clinical competency
  • Research: Faculty development, mentorship, diversity in workforce, interprofessional education
  • Research Interests: Nursing education, ARNP scope of practice, policies and legal basis for practice

Recent Publications

Refereed Journals

Ro, K & Villarreal (Sept 2019) Microaggression in Academia: Consideration and Consequences Nursing Education Perspective (Epub ahead of Print).

Ro, K. & Villarreal, J (Sept/Oct 2019) Interprofessional Pharmacology Podcasting in Advanced Nursing Practice Seminar. Nurse Educator, 44 (5). 237-238.

Ro, K. (2018) Three Strategies to Support Minority Faculty. Nurse Educator. 44 (2) March. 

Ro, K. Weiland C, Mo S (2018). An Interprofessional Web-based Teaching Module to Enhance Competency of the Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Education in the Emergency Department Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. April 40 (2)

Ro, K & Villarreal, J. (2018). Designing a Content and Process-based Applied Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar. Journal of Nursing Education 57(6):385.

Villarreal, J., Townes, D., Vrablik, M. & Ro, K. (2018) A Case of Drug Induced Severe Endocrinopathies: What Providers in the Emergency Department Need to Know. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, Jan/March 40 (1), 16-20.

Cox, P., Moore, M.,Thompson, H.J., Kritek, P.A., Mike, L.A., Christianson, P., Fathi, J.T.,Lenart, J.,Levy, M., & Ro, K. (2018).Palliative Care of a Patient with End-Stage Liver Disease: An Unfolding Case Study. POGOe -Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018.

Ro, K (2017). Innovative Precepting Strategies. Nurse Educator, (42) 6. November.

Ro, K. (2008). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization: A Review of Literature on Prevention and Eradication. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, (30), 4, 344-356.

Refereed Book

Ro, K. Chapter Contributor, Dizziness: In Rhoads & Jensen. Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Nurse. Springer Publishing. 2014.

Research Project Grants

PI: Kumhee Ro
Title: Desired and Received Support: Voices of Racial/Ethnic Minority Nursing Faculty
Funding Source: 2020 Summer Faculty Fellowship Fund
Awarded: January, 2020 ($7,000)

Faculty: Epwara, T, Ro, K, Robinson, G
Title: Promoting Leadership Capacity of Nurse Faculty and Staff of Color in the College of Nursing
Funding Source: Seattle University Endowed Mission Fund
Awarded: April, 2019 ($4151.76) 

PI: Hilary Thomspon (UW School of Nursing)
Faculty Member: Kumhee Ro
Title: Preparing Acute Care Nurse Practitioners for Care of Adults and Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Funding Source: HRSA eGC1 #A90726
Awarded: 2014-2017 ($750,000,00) 

Scholarly Presentations (past 5 years)

Refereed Presentations

Olat, J., Ro, K., & Zeoni, I. (Rescheduled to present June 2021). 2020 Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference. “Call to Action: Ignatian Healthcare Strategies in Holistic Admissions, Faculty Diversity and Climate Awareness Education” Washington DC. Georgetown University (Symposium)

Bellflower, B., Behnke, L., Kuster, A, Ro, K., Tabi, M., Gatewood, E., Mokel, M., Newberry, E., Loveance, K., & Mihaly, L. (2020). American Association of College of
Nursing. “Mentorship of Under-represented Minority Faculty in Higher Education” Naples, Florida. (Symposium)

Ro, K., Sin, M., & Villarreal, J. (2019).  Sigma Theta Tau 30th International Nursing Research Congress.  “Desired and Received Support for Racial and Ethnic Minority Nursing Faculty” Calgary, Canada. (Poster)

Ro, K., Villareal, J.,& Dorn, E. (2019). National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) 45thth Annual Meeting. “Development of Interprofessional
MultiModal 12 lead EKG Interpretation Module.” Atlanta, Georgia. (Poster)

Ro, K. (2018). American Association of College of Nursing (AACN). “Collaborative Interprofessional Educational Unit: Lessons Learned” Naples, Florida. (Poster)

Ro, K., Shandro, J., Villarreal, J & Branzetti, J. (2016). National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) “Transforming a Clinical Practice into an Innovative Interprofessional Clinical Learning Unit” Seattle, WA. (Poster)

Thompson, H., Fathi, J., Kritek, P., Lenart, J., Ro, K., Lindhorst, M., Mike, L. (2015) Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) “Use of Evolving Case Studies to Support Interprofessional Education” Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Poster)

Scholarly and Professional Activities

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties  (Faculty Diversity Subcommittee, Chair, 2018-current), ARNP United of Washington (Board of Director, 2020-current), American Association of  College of Nursing (Member), Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society- (Member), Seattle University College of Nursing Faculty Development Committee (Chair-elect, 2020-2021)