Speakers

2023 speaker

Meghan Eagen-Torkko, PhD, CNM, ARNP, FACNM

Associate Professor and Director of Nursing, University of Washington Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies


Meghan Eagen-Torkko, PhD, CNM, ARNP, FACNM is Associate Professor and Director of Nursing at the University of Washington Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies and maintains a clinical practice in sexual and reproductive health at Public Health Seattle-King County. She has practiced as an RN since 2001 and as a CNM/ARNP since 2009. She completed her BSN (2001) and MN (2009) at the University of Washington, and her PhD (2015) at the University of Michigan. Dr. Eagen-Torkko’s research is centered on the effects of structural power and equity on sexual and reproductive health outcomes, with a particular focus on nurses in abortion care and LGBTQIA+ health. She has published widely on ethical issues related to abortion and nursing, on the effects of racism on birthing families during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the impacts of trauma on both patients and nurses. She currently serves on the Ethics Committee and the Gender Equity Task Force for the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and previously served on the Truth & Reconciliation and Scope of Practice Task Forces. She also currently serves on the Board of Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health, as well as the Enduring Guidelines Cervical Cancer Task Force (NIH/NCI), and as a DEI Advocate in the University of Washington School of Nursing. She has been a member of WSNA since 2013.

I loved 'building the business case for nursing' and the conversation around empowering the nursing workforce to take ownership of high reliability and quality outcomes of healthcare organizations — 2015 attendee