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Barbara Richardson, PhD, MN, BSN

Director, Interprofessional Education & Research


University of Colorado School of Nursing, BSN
University of Washington School of Nursing, MN
Washington State University College of Nursing, Ph.D.

Past Academic Positions

Director, Interprofessional Education & Research, Washington State University

Faculty, Department of Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington

Instructor, Seattle University


  1. Richardson, B, Gersh, M, & Potter, N. Health Care Team Challenge: A Versatile Model for Interprofessional Education. MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from: (Macy Foundation Award, IPE best practices)
  2. Ward, L., Bray, B., Odom-Maryon, T., Richardson, B., Woodard, L., et al., 2016. Development, implementation and evaluation of a longitudinal interprofessional education project. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. (3) 35-41.
  3. Bindler, R., Richardson, B., Daratha, K., & Wordell, D. (2010). Interdisciplinary health science research collaboration: strengths, challenges, and case example. Applied Nursing.


Leadership Spokane – Visionary Award, 2017

YWCA of Spokane Professional Woman of Achievement Award, 2006

National Community Leadership Association Distinguished Leadership Award, 2002

Additional Information

Barbara Richardson currently serves as the Director of Interprofessional Education & Research at Washington State University. Her clinical background is in pediatric intensive care nursing with special interests in simulation, health care ethics, team-based collaborative care and leadership.

In addition to a career in nursing, she has extensive experience serving on nonprofit boards, facilitating leadership training programs, and has been influential in K-12 education policy development as an elected member of the Spokane Public Schools board of directors.

She currently collaborates with faculty and students across 12 different health professional programs at WSU, University of Washington, and Eastern Washington University to create and implement interprofessional learning opportunities.

Barb Richardson
Barbara Richardson, PhD, MN, BSN
Director, Interprofessional Education & Research