Full-time & Part-time Faculty

Dr. Tracy Davies

Dr. Tracy Davies, DNP, APRN, ANP, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Professor
Director of PMHNP Program

(785) 670-1210
PC 203 N

Dr. Davies is a board-certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Professor, as well as the Program Director of the Post Graduate Certificate Program. She specializes in psychiatric mental health nursing of psychiatrically and medically complex individuals across the lifespan. She maintains an active faculty practice providing psychotherapy and psychopharmacological services to children, adults, and older persons. She completed her BSN program at Washburn University in 1997, her MSN in 2004 and Post Graduate Certificate in Family Psychiatric and Mental Health specialty in 2007 from the University of Kansas. She completed her DNP program in 2017 from Wichita State University. Additionally, she has an educational and experiential background outside of nursing in the area of administration. She has been teaching at Washburn since 2016.

Dr. Lori Edwards

Dr. Lori Edwards, DNP, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

(785) 670-1477
WH 377

Dr. Edwards has 22 years of teaching experience here at Washburn and currently practice at Cotton O'Neil Family Practice in Rossville, Kansas.

Dr. Traci Hoffman

Dr. Traci Hoffman, DNP, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC


(785) 670-1299
PC 203 U

Dr. Traci Hoffman is a full time instructor in the Post-Master’s PMHNP Certificate program at Washburn University School of Nursing. Dr. Hoffman has previously taught as adjunct faculty for the Washburn University BSN program and Washburn Tech LPN program.

<> Dr. Hoffman earned her MSN as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Washburn University in 2010 and worked in Gastroenterology and Hepatology for 9 years. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice along with her PMHNP Certification in 2018. Dr. Hoffman does her faculty practice at a local large regional hospital working on the consultation liaison team.
Dr. Delaine Smith

Dr. Delaine Smith, DNP, APRN, MSN, BC

Assistant Professor

(785) 670-3227
PC 203 P

Dr. Smith is currently an Assistant Professor at Washburn University School of Nursing. Dr. Smith previously taught full time at the University of Alabama in Birmingham for 2 years and inaugurated the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. He taught in several different courses at UAB including Advanced Health Assessment, Role Development, Issues and Translating Evidence into Practice. He served 21 years in the United States Air Force and retired in 2006 earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His first MSN is from UAB as a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. He earned his second MSN from Medical University of South Carolina as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He completed his doctoral studies at UAB in 2012. Dr. Smith has taught in several different course within WU SON. He is engaged in part time practice in a community based mental health clinic, serving primarily an indigent and SPMI population. His research interests include the integration of psychiatric services into ambulatory care settings, patient centered medical home models, suicide prevention and patient’s readiness to engage in initial psychiatric services.

Dr. Jody Toerber-Clark

Dr. Jody Toerber-Clark, DNP, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

(785) 670-1451
PC 203 R

Dr. Jody Toerber-Clark has a DNP, board certified as an FNP, preceptor to 30+ students of multiple healthcare disciplines, worked as director of Primary Care in a Federally Qualified Mental Health facility, and worked in rural areas close to 20 years. Dr. Toerber-Clark has a passion to increase the number of rurally trained nurse practitioners and increase the number of preceptors in rural areas. Dr. Toerber-Clark was an adjunct faculty member in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum for 4 years. Dr. Toerber-Clark has served as the Project Director of 2 HRSA grants since September 2017. She currently is an Assistant Professor in the DNP FNP program and teaches in several of the primary care courses.

Joshua Lambert, MSN, APRN, PMHNP




Dr. Linsy Ogden

Dr. Linsy Ogden, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, RN



Dr. Ogden is a Washburn University of School of Nursing graduate with her BSN in 2009, MSN with family nurse practitioner in 2013, and DNP with mental health emphasis in 2018. She is a certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner. She has been teaching at Washburn in the School of Nursing since 2011 as an adjunct. She works full-time as an outpatient psychiatric nurse practitioner at the Topeka VA and works PRN as an inpatient psychiatric nurse practitioner at Stormont Vail Health.

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