Gretchen Zunkel

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Zunkel, faculty in the MSN-NP PMHNP program, has been a Nurse Practitioner for more than 20 years. She is dually certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by the ANCC. She has given presentations on couple's communication, family stress reduction, MBSR, and diagnostic reasoning for NP students.

Dr. Zunkel teaches in the PMHNP Practicum courses and mentors new PMHNP graduates.

Courses Taught

NURS 6640 - Individual Psychotherapy

NURS 6650 - Group and Family Psychotherapy

NURS 6660 - NP Role I Child and Adolescent

NURS 6670 - NP Role II Adult and Older Adult

NURS 6540 - NP Care of Older Adults

PRAC 6675 - PMHNP Practicum


PhD, University of Washington

Post-master's Certificate, College of Saint Scholastica

MSN, University of Washington

BSN, University of Colorado

Awards / Honors

Volunteer Award- National Kidney Foundation, , 2013

Carol Lindeman Award for a New Researcher, , 2000


Zunkel, G. (2019). App Your Way to Wellness. Walden University