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Faculty Profile

Pamela Davies

Pamela Davies

Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Email: daviesp@spu.edu
Office: SHS 208


Education: BSN, University of Maryland-Baltimore, 1978; MS, University of California-San Francisco, 1992. At SPU since 2015.

Pamela Stitzlein Davies is nurse practitioner with more than 25 years of providing advanced-practice primary care and specialty care in the fields of pain and palliative medicine. Her publications include an award-winning text on cancer pain management for nurses, and several book chapters and articles, including a research study in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Davies is a certified pain management nurse, and an advanced certified hospice and palliative nurse. She served as a member of state and national guideline committees on prescribing opioids for chronic pain. She received a post-masters adult/geriatric nurse practitioner certificate from the University Washington in 1997.

Davies is a popular national speaker on topics in pain and palliative care with a focus on primary care nurse practitioner practice. She is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Practitioner Award from the University of Washington School of Nursing.


Books Authored

Davies, PS, and D’Arcy, YM. 2013. Compact Clinical Guide to Cancer Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses. New York: Springer. [Winner of the American Journal of Nursing, 2013 Book of the Year Award, Palliative & Hospice Care section, second place: AJN. 2014; 114(1):70. Reviewed in Journal of Palliative Care, 2013; 29(2):127.]

Davies, PS. “Palliative care nursing in the outpatient setting.” Chapter 48. 2015. In: BR Ferrell, N Coyle, JA Paice (Eds.) Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care Nursing, 4th ed., pp. 761–76. New York: Oxford University Press.

Davies, PS. “Strategies for assessing, monitoring, and addressing special considerations with controlled substances.” In M.A. Brown & L. (Eds.) The Advanced Practice Nurse as a Prescriber., 2012, pp. 69–103. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.

View Pamela Davies’ CV (PDF) for additional publications.

Why I Teach at SPU

Pamela Stitzlein Davies, Adjunct Faculty

“After accumulating decades of experience, it is a delight and honor to be able to share my wisdom with the next generation of nurse practitioner students. These fabulous students have invigorated my intellect and prompted me to hit the books again to stay ahead of their eager spirit of inquiry. What a pleasure to be a part of the SPU family!”