Faculty Profile

Christine Hoyle

Christine Hoyle

Associate Professor of Nursing; Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Email: hoylec@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2649
Office: SHS 111


Education: BSN, University of Iowa, 1973; MN FNP, University of Washington, 1979; DNP, University of Washington, 2008. At SPU since 2015.

Dr. Christine Hoyle comes to SPU after teaching for more than 20 years at the University of Washington, where she taught nurse practitioner students and most recently in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Her major teaching responsibilities included teaching core courses for DNP students, including courses in leadership and role development, health promotion, and immersion courses that integrate practice, leadership, and practice inquiry in the context of enhancing care systems delivery. Dr. Hoyle’s research interests include health behavior change, use of brief motivational interviewing in clinical practice, systems and population-based models of care for chronic disease self-management, medical home- and team-care, and inter-professional education using innovative teaching models.

Dr. Hoyle is an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) with national certification as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Washington in 2008. Her clinical work is with underserved, ethnically diverse patient populations in primary care community health settings.

She has also been a consultant with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) to develop and administer a clinical licensing exam for nurse practitioners in British Columbia, and worked with CRNBC in the development of an NP Quality Assurance program for practicing nurse practitioners in BC.


Selected Publications

Hoyle, C., Johnson, G. (April, 2015) “Building skills in organizational and systems change: A DNP FNP clinical curriculum.” The Nurse Practitioner. 40 (4), 15-23.

Napolitano, M., Roots, A., Hoyle, C., Johansen, C. (2011). “Developing the clinical licensure examination for nurse practitioners in British Columbia.” Journal of Nursing Regulation. 2(3), 1-5.

Hoyle, C. (October, 2009). “Make your strep diagnosis spot on.” The Nurse Practitioner. 33(10), 47-52.

View Dr. Hoyle’s CV (PDF) for additional publications.

Christine Hoyle

Why I Teach at SPU

Christine Hoyle, Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs

“I enjoy teaching in an institution that serves our students and the larger community as part of its mission to ‘engage the culture and change the world.’ ”

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