Board of Directors

Reg10Dir Tracy KleinTracy Klein, PhD, FNP, ARNP, FAANP, FRE, FAAN

FNP/DNP Assistant Professor, Washington State University

Tracy Klein is an Assistant Professor in the FNP/DNP program at Washington State University where her expertise includes Pharmacology, Scope of Practice/Roles for APRNs, Health Policy and Health Regulation. She has over 15 years experience as an operations and policy analyst focusing on APRN regulation and policy in the US. She has done policy development and consultation with the Oregon State Board of Nursing, NCSBN APRN Committee, and College of Registered Nurses in British Columbia. Dr. Klein serves as the current Vice-Chair of the Oregon State Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee and has been a member of Oregon's Evidence Based Prescribing Review Committees since 2002. Her research interests focus on prescribing competencies for APRNs, legal authority and scope of practice, and NP prescribing patterns. Dr. Klein was the AANP NP Advocate of the Year for Oregon in 2007. In 2012 she completed a four-year research fellowship from the Institute of Regulatory Excellence through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2013. In addition to her policy and teaching practice, she maintains clinical practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Portland, Oregon in both primary and urgent care.