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Dr. Emily Winn appointed as Executive Director of Nurse Practitioner Education

Dr. Emily Winn, DNP, ARNP, PPCNP-BC, PMHS, has been selected as Executive Director of Nurse Practitioner Education at the University of Utah College of Nursing, effective July 1, 2024. Dr. Winn’s accomplishments in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) instruction, program leadership, and clinical simulation will play a crucial role in advancing the college’s mission and educational outcomes.  

Emily Winn


“Dr. Winn brings experience in DNP education, including previous leadership for a pediatric care track, curriculum development, continuous improvement, and clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She has proven herself in various environments, including classroom, simulation, online, and in clinical settings,” says Dr. Gwen Latendresse, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Associate Dean of Academic Programs for the College of Nursing. “Her dedication to the teaching mission and leadership for Nurse Practitioner (NP) education will be extremely valuable in addressing National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) standards as we prepare for CCNE accreditation of our DNP program in 2025-2026.” 

“Starting to teach when I was a graduate student helped me understand instruction in diverse ways,” says Dr. Winn. “As faculty with the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Nursing, I participated in extensive NP curriculum development across several courses, which furthered my understanding of developing curriculum that aligns to accreditation standards.”  

Her dedication to elevating care for the pediatric population is demonstrated by her certifications and years of clinical practice; she holds current certifications as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. “I love imparting the knowledge I have of being a good Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) to my students. It is incredibly rewarding to be alongside them in the classroom, clinic, and simulation settings as they develop their passions, find their niches in practice, and go serve many diverse populations.”  

Most recently, Dr. Winn served as an Assistant Teaching Professor and Pediatric Primary Care NP Track Director at the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Nursing, where she also filled roles as the On-Campus Intensive Coordinator for the DNP program and preceptor for PNP students. Over the past eight years, she has practiced clinically in newborn medicine, pediatric hospitalist medicine, and as an independent pediatric nurse practitioner in a community clinic. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Utah College of Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Washington.