Rick Knowlton, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC, CCHP

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Office Location:Ramstad Hall - Room 305

  • Professional
  • Biography

Education

  • DNP, Robert Morris University, PA, 2012
  • MSN, Brigham Young University, UT, 1994
  • BS, Sociology, Weber State University, UT, 1981

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Family Primary Care
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Correctional Medicine

Accolades

  • Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Combat Medical Badge Recipient during 30 years of service
  • Honorary Member, Korean Military Medical Association
  • President, 38th Parallel Nurse's Society - 2011 to 2013 in Korea
  • Outstanding Thesis Award, Brigham Young University College of Nursing, 1994, "Assessing Quality of Life Concerns of the Elderly Blind of Weber County"

Professional Memberships/Organizations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Wilderness Medical Society
  • Society of Applied Anthropology
  • American College of Correctional Physicians
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Biography

Clinician, Administrator, Educator. Board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, National Healthcare Disaster Provider and Correctional Healthcare Provider.   As a former member of the US military, I have had the opportunity to practice, teach and lead healthcare in many diverse environments, cultures, communities and populations throughout the world.  I hope to share these experiences with my PLU community.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Sociology, Weber State University

Masters of Nursing Science, Brigham Young University

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Robert Morris University

Military Education

Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth

Air War College, U.S. Air Force, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base

Teaching areas

I currently teach in the undergraduate program (Community Health) Master’s program, (Roles of the Advanced Nurse) Doctoral program (Advanced Health Assessment, Advance Pathophysiology, Clinical procedures for the Family Nurse Practitioner, Leadership and Organizational management, Policy and Politics in Healthcare, Clinical faculty for the FNP I FNP II and FNP III courses.  Chair, Doctor of Nursing Practice projects.

Scholarly interest

Wilderness and austere healthcare.  Alternative and complementary healthcare practices. Traditional Chinese Medicine practices, specifically Acupuncture.  Correctional Health Care.

Current Practice

I am currently practicing in a correctional health care environment.

Publications

2019 Knowlton RT (2019) Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System, 5th edition, Chapter 11, Woo, T and Robinson, M(Eds) Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers(pp) F.A Davis Company, Philadelphia

Presentations

1. Chapel Talk, Pacific Lutheran University Chapel March 2019 topic:  Blessing of Giving and Generosity    2. Faculty House presentation “Experiences of living and practicing healthcare in remote Alaska villages.

Professional Awards

Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Award, Combat Medical Badge

Outstanding Thesis Award, Brigham Young University 1995