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Patricia Grossman, MSN, FNP-C

Clinical Education Specialist, Clinical Assistant Professor

Patricia Grossman, originally from Ohio, is an Advance Practice Nurse with specialty training in family practice. In November 2016, Patricia joined the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University working in the Medical Education and Clinical Sciences Department. Patti will be involved with innovative pedagogical methods, teaching holistic care by utilizing simulation and standardized patient methodologies. She is presently involved with a variety of WSU Health Care Career Community Outreach programs helping inform young students of the many wonderful and exciting health care career opportunities available. She loves teaching, mentoring and tutoring, and plans to play a vital role in the development of interprofessional teams by bridging the gap between medicine and nursing. Patti is also very passionate in her quest to improve the overall patient experience while improving the work life of health care providers

Before relocating to the state of Washington, Patricia had extensive experience in the clinical acute care arena. Over the past many years, she has been working with a large group of cardiovascular thoracic surgeons, first within the operating theatre and later managing their patients in the perioperative phase of care. Her role included managing and oversight of patients from admission to discharge and orchestrating preoperative and postoperative care issues. Patricia’s experience expands beyond the clinical arena into jurisprudence where she worked with medical malpractice attorneys as a legal consultant. Additionally, she has experience with clinical research trials involving surgical devices.


  • Therapeutic Communication
  • NIH Stroke Scale Training
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Multicultural Awareness
  • Clinical Research Coordinator Training

Clinical Work

  • Caring for cardiovascular and thoracic patients in the perioperative phase
  • Initiating preoperative consultation in the acute care setting
  • Optimizing patients awaiting surgery
  • Assuring patient safety and seamless transitions to surgery
  • Addressing comorbidities in the postoperative setting
  • Mentoring nurses in the ICU and Telemetry Stepdown units
  • Planning and executing a safe discharge process
  • Managing a hospital based preoperative and postoperative Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgical Ambulatory Clinic
  • Reducing hospital readmissions / Emergency Department visits thus decreasing the overall cost of care


  • Washington 2017 to present
  • Ohio 1990 to present


  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Association of Standardized Patient Educators

Patricia Grossman
Clinical Education Specialist, Clinical Assistant Professor