Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Nursing

Office Location:Ramstad Hall

  • Biography


Dr. Jessica Schwinck is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington and a Primary Care Provider with Wellness Made Easy. She has 14 years of experience in Army medicine primarily in the Emergency/Trauma focus area. In addition, Dr. Schwinck has experience in teaching both undergrad and graduate students. Dr. Schwinck is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Sigma Theta Tau International, Emergency Nurses Association, Army Nurse Corps Association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Dr. Schwinck holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master’s Degree in Nursing as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Post-Masters Certificate as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of Virginia. She has a Post-Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pacific Lutheran University.

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate, Masters, Doctoral level courses including DNP Project prep, Pathophysiology, Physical assessment

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Schwinck’s professional interests are in the areas of undergraduate and graduate education, improving access to care, evidence-based care, and trauma and emergency medicine

Current Practice

Wellness Made Easy Primary Care Provider


HRSA ANEW – Grant Coordinator

Professional Awards

Sigma Theta Tau – Nursing Honor Society, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal x6, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal (2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror-Service.