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Patricia Cox

School of Nursing, Assistant Professor

Patricia Cox



Buckley Center 315

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Patricia H. Cox, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, started her nursing career as an Army nurse. After active duty she continued to serve in the Army Reserves while focusing her career working with vulnerable populations; migrant farmworkers, refugees, the frail elderly, Native Americans, and HIV/AIDS patients. Along the way she worked in various positions and advanced her education and has been a practicing certified family nurse practitioner for over 30 years. Always interested in nursing education, Dr. Cox has presented on various health topics and was adjunct faculty in a family nurse practitioner program in southern California. She recently relocated to Portland to prepare the next generation of nurse practitioners teaching in the DNP Program here at the University of Portland.   


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Case Western Reserve Univ
  • Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Univ
  • Master of Nursing, Univ Calif Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Old Dominion University


  • Ethical dilemmas of practicing nurse practitioners
  • Case study approach to teaching integrative health
  • Ethical dilemmas of practicing nurse practitioners
  • Student satisfaction with the use of technology in advanced health assessment
  • Diabetes perceptions in urban American Indians

Professional Affiliations

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
  • Nurse Practitioners of Oregon
  • Oregon Nurses Association
  • Professional Standards Committee, Nurse Practitioners of Oregon
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Omicron Upsilon Chapter
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Omicron Upsilon Chapter, Secretary

Awards & Recognition

  • Visiting Nurse Faculty, 2015(May), The Edmond J. Safra Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
  • Dundon-Berchtold Fellow 2014-2015, University of Portland

Curriculum Vitae