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Patricia West

  • Assistant Professor


PhD, Michigan State University
MS, University of Michigan
BSN, Grand Valley State University 

Interest Areas:

Clinical placements
Family nursing
Children/individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities


West, P., Van Riper, M., Wyatt, G., Lehto, R., Douglas, S.N., & Robbins, L. (2020). Adaptation to technology use in families of children with complex communication needs: An integrative review and family theory application. Journal of Family Nursing, 26(2), 153-178.

Douglas, S. N., West, P., & Kammes, R. (2020). The training experiences of AAC practitioners in one Midwestern State. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 5, 219-230.

Kamp, K., West, P., Holmstrom, A., Luo, Z., Wyatt, G., & Given, B. (2019). Systematic review of social support on psychological symptoms and self-management behaviors among adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 51(4), 380-389. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12487

West, P., Abbott, P., & Probst, P. (2014). Alarm fatigue: A concept analysis. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 18(2). Retrieved from


2019 Recipient of Alpha Psi Chapter Sigma Theta Tau Research Grant

2016 Recipient of Alpha Psi Chapter Sigma Theta Tau Professional Development Grant

Honors & Awards:

  • Michigan State University Dissertation Completion Fellowship

  • National League for Nursing Foundation Nursing Education Scholarship Award

  • Michigan Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (MI-LEND) Trainee Fellowship

  • Carol Barthel Spirit Award, MSU College of Nursing