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Anna Winquist

Anna Winquist PhD, MN, RN

Assistant Professor of Clinical Teaching
  • College of Nursing

Email Address:anna.winquist@cuanschutz.edu

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

Anna Winquist joined the University of Colorado College of Nursing in 2023. Previously, she was faculty at the University of Washington Bothell in the School of Nursing and Studies where she now holds an Affiliate Faculty position. Anna is passionate about child abuse and neglect research and prevention. Her multi-methods research explores nurses as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. She developed and published a psychometrically tested tool called Responding to Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (RSCAN). Anna’s current research explores youth participatory action research and arts-based research to tell the story of children and youth that have experienced child abuse and neglect.  Additional research topics include environment health and genomics in nursing education, the National Institutes of Health Toolbox-Cognition Battery, and the supporting the development of a mobile instructional tool for high-risk perinatal individual. Future scholarship interests include parent experience with child welfare services, perinatal individuals and opioid use disorder, and adolescent LGBTQ+ experience with abuse and neglect.

Anna has wide range of professional experiences working with children, families, communities, and institutions spanning to non-profits, hospitals, clinics, policy, and public and private health sectors. Anna’s background as a nurse has focused on perinatal medicine, maternal fetal medicine, and forensic nursing. Anna has experience with building and maintaining collaborations across academia and diverse community partners, as well as the ability to work effectively within an interprofessional teams.

Courses taught include research, writing, health promotion, bioethics, interprofessional education, social dimensions of health, equity and justice, and community health.

Anna is honored to work in the field of academia and be a partner in nursing education. She is humbled and inspired by students who commit to academic learning, and appreciates partnerships within a school, across campus, and in the community. Anna is dedicated to education that inspires a strong, proactive, informed voice that utilizes evidence-based practice along with intellectual humility and an understanding of the complex, oppressive systems and institutions that shape individuals, families, and communities. She encourages conversations and action to decrease power structures, discrimination, and stereotypes, as well as promotes efforts to change the narrative of cultural norms. Anna advocates for anti-racists and inclusive pedagogy,  trauma informed care, equity and justice, a strength-based approach, community-based programs, and policy change at the system/organization levels.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing - Washington State University
  • Master of Nursing - University of Washington Bothell
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of Washington Seattle
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Spanish Minor - Seattle University



  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nurse Faculty Loan Program as PhD (2020-2023)
  • Hansen Scholarship for Western Institute of Nursing conference (2022)
  • Washington State Public Health Association Scholarship for conference and membership (2021)
  • Ruth McGillis Bindler PhD Scholar Endowment as PhD student in Nursing (2021)
  • Dorothy Detlor Graduate Fellowship in Nursing as PhD student in Nursing (2020)
  • Master of Nursing Merit Scholarship from University of Washington Bothell (2012-2013)
  • Bachelor of Nursing Zesbaugh Scholar for Merit and Financial Need from University of Washington Seattle
  • Citizens of the World Scholarship from University of Washington School of Nursing Seattle in Shimosuwa, Suwa Maternity Clinic in Shimosuwa, Japan (2000)
  • Belize Program Scholarship from Seattle University in Belize City, Belize (1998)


  • Affiliate Faculty, University of Washington Bothell School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • Member, GLMA Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality (2023-present)
  • Member, Washington State Public Health Association (2021-present)
  • Member, Western Institute of Nursing (2020-present)
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Chi at-Large Chapter (2020-present)
  • Member, Academy of Forensic Nursing (2020-present)
  • Member International Association for Forensic Nurses (2020-present)
  • Member, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (2020-present)

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