Carrie Ann Matyac, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles

  • FNP Lead Faculty

Biography

Dr. Matyac is a Family Nurse Practitioner and the Lead of the FNP Program at PLU SoN.  She practiced primarily in rural and community health (FQHC) settings throughout her 15-year career as a primary care provider.  Transitioning to a full-time academic focus, her goal is to impart the skillset and intricacies of practice that make a good nurse practitioner great to her students.

Education

1999 BSN, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

2001 BA Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

2004 MN Rural Adult Nurse Practitioner Focus, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2005 Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner focus, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA

2018 Doctor of Nursing Practice, Pacific Lutheran University

Teaching Areas

Doctor of Nursing Practice Core Classes

Family Nurse Practitioner Core Classes

Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Classes

Scholarly Interests

Chronic Pain Treatment

Opioid Abuse

School-Based Health Centers

Community-Based Clinical Practicum

Population Health

Current Practice

Population Health Family Nurse Practitioner

Controlled Substances Steering Committee Chair

Grants

HRSA ANEW Grant

Presentations

3/2021 PLU CCNL: Holistic Opioid Addiction Prevention Program

2/2021  PLU CCNL, Preceptor Workshop Series: Managing Workflow while Precepting

3/2020 PLU CCNL: Holistic Opioid Addiction Prevention Program

6/2019 PLU CCNL: Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care

5/2018 PLU Research Day: Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Pain Management Pilot Patient Education Program

4/2018 Western Institute of Nursing Poster Presentation: Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Pain Management Pilot Patient Education Program