Katie Anne Haerling, RN, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor ; Graduate Faculty
Haerling, Katie Anne

Contact information

Dept: Nursing
Room: CP 312
Phone: 253-692-4473
Email: kadamson@u.washington.edu
Web: http://tinyurl.com/AdamsonScholar


  • Ph.D., Nursing, Washington State University, 2011.
  • M.N., University of Washington Bothell, 2008.
  • B.S.N., University of Washington Seattle, 2003.


Katie joined UW Tacoma after spending 2010-2011 in Gaborone, Botswana working on HIV/AIDS prevention research with Botswana Harvard Partnership as part of the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program. In addition to global health, her research interests include the use of technology, specifically human patient simulation, in nursing education and the development and assessment of clinical evaluation instruments. Katie's clinical expertise include maternal-child and medical-surgical nursing.

Scholarly Interests:

  • Human patient simulation
  • Reliability and validity of clinical/simulation performance evaluation instruments
  • Global health, specifically HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa


  • Quantitative: Instrument development/assessment, psychometrics
  • Qualitative: Qualitative descriptive, focus groups

Current Research:

  • Assessing the reliability of simulation evaluation instruments used in nursing education
  • Documenting HIV prevention strategies in Mochudi, Botswana