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Leadership, Faculty & Staff

Jaime Coles-Duff, DNP, ARNP-FNPc, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Jaime Coles-Duff, DNP, ARNP-FNPc, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing
School of Health Professions


Jaimie Coles-Duff is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Providence’s School of Health Professions. Coles-Duff’s educational accomplishments include a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Gonzaga University, Prior to pursuing her advanced degrees in nursing, Coles-Duff earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University, which she used to launch her career as a staff nurse working across the United States.

Throughout her career in nursing, Coles-Duff has gained extensive clinical experience throughout her career. In addition to her full-time position at UP, she is the Owner and Primary Provider of Inland Community HouseCalls, a private healthcare company she founded in 2018. Before joining UP’s nursing division, Coles-Duff was an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She also worked as a Staff Nurse, picking up various nursing assignments across many hospitals, healthcare locations, and capacities for 13 years. Aside from her clinical experience, Coles-Duff was an Adjunct and Clinical Instructor of Nursing at Gonzaga University.

Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Gonzaga University
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner, Gonzaga University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Oregon Health Sciences University


Professional/Clinical Background

  • Director of Master of Science in Nursing Programs, 2022 – 2023
  • Owner & Provider of Inland Community HouseCalls, 2018 – Current
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, 2013 – 2018
  • Staff Nurse (Various Locations), 2000 – 2013


Faculty/Teaching Background

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Providence, 2018 – Current
  • Adjunct Faculty/Clinical Instructor of Nursing, Gonzaga University, 2011 – 2018



  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Washington Board of Nursing
  • Registered Nurse, Washington Board of Nursing



  • Valley Hospital Employee of the Month
  • Valley Hospital Employee of the Year

Program Involvement

  • MSN-NE: Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • MSN-AGNP: Master of Science in Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner


Course Involvement

  • MSN 505: Role of the Nurse Educator Across Diverse Settings
  • MSN 510: Role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner Across Diverse Settings
  • MSN 515: Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • MSN 519: Advanced Pathophysiology
  • MSN 522: Statistics, Research & Evidence-Based Practice
  • MSN 529: Advanced Pharmacology
  • MSN 530: Social Justice, Law, and Policy in Healthcare
  • MSN 540: Organizational Leadership
  • MSN 565: Advanced Health Assessment
  • MSN 573: Advanced Health Assessment Practicum with Simulation
  • MSN 602: Patient Care Management Adolescent & Adult I
  • MSN 603: Patient Care Management Adolescent & Adult II
  • MSN 604: Patient Care Management Geriatrics
  • MSN 620: Patient Care Management Practicum I
  • MSN 630: Patient Care Management Practicum II
  • MSN 635: Informatics and Healthcare Technologies
  • MSN 652: Curriculum Development & Analysis
  • MSN 655: Transition to Advanced Practice
  • MSN 660: Innovative Teaching & Learning Strategies
  • MSN 670: Assessment & Evaluation in Nursing Education
  • MSN 684: Advanced Concepts in Assessment, Pathophysiology, & Pharmacology
  • MSN 694: Advanced Clinical Practicum
  • MSN 696: Practicum in Nursing Education


Community Involvement

  • Vice Chair Faculty Executive Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee Providence University
  • Chair MSN Faculty Hiring Committee
  • BSN Faculty Hiring Committee
  • Chair MSN Admission Committee
  • Daisey Award Committee

Three Questions with Jaimie Coles-Duff

  • What do you enjoy doing outside of academia?
    • Gardening
  • If you could give one piece of advice to new nursing students, what would it be?
    • Be patient with yourself and those around you.
  • What is the most interesting or unique course you have ever taught?
    • I taught Global Health during the COVID pandemic, providing real-time events that coincided with content.