Patricia Finch-Guthrie

Assistant Professor/Director for Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice/DNP Advisor


Patricia has worked in a variety of staff nurse and leadership positions in nursing ranging from a nurse manager of a progressive cardiovascular unit to the director of education, practice and research at a large acute care organization. Currently, she is working as the Co-Director of Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research at St. Catherine University. Her scholarship focus is in gerontology and interprofessional teamwork, education, and practice.

Patricia is one of the co-founders and coordinators of the Interprofessional Evidence-based practice Clinical Scholar Program, a partnership with practice sites within the Twin Cities. The goal is to address vexing clinical problems by bringing together interprofessional teams of practitioners, students, and faculty to solve the problem using best evidence. Patricia also serves as an advisor to nursing students completing their DNP degrees at St. Catherine University.

  • Gerontology and interprofessional teamwork
  • Education
  • Practice

Ph.D., Nursing
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1998

Master of Science, Nursing
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1989

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1977

Finch-Guthrie, P., Moyers, P. & Swan, A. (2012). Mentoring Mentors of Evidence-based Practice.

Mentoring the Mentor (2012).

Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Critical Care (2012).

Ventilated Sedated Patients (2012).

Preventing Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in the PACU (2012).

Aromatherapy in the Management of Pain in ED and Trauma Patients (2012).

Assistant Professor of Interprofessional Education, St. Catherine University, 2012–Present

Online Faculty, University of Phoenix, 2004–Present

Dissertation Chair, University of Phoenix, 2009–Present

Co-Director for Center for Interprofessional Education Practice and Research, St. Catherine University, 2015–Present

Director of Nursing Research and Clinical Scholarship, North Memorial Health Care, 2012

Director of Education and Clinical Practice, North Memorial Health Care, 2006–2012

Director of Clinical Practice, Innovation and Research, North Memorial Health Care, 2002–2006

Sendelbach, S. & Finch-Guthrie, P. (2009). "Evidence-based guideline: Acute Confusion/Delirium Identification, Assessment, Treatment and Prevention." Journal of Gerontological Nursing.

Moyers, P., Finch-Guthrie, P., Swan, A. & Anderson Sathe, L. (2014). "Interprofessional evidence-based clinical scholar program: Learning to work together." American Journal of of Occupational Therapy. (S23-S31)

Anderson, M., Finch-Guthrie, P., Kraft, W., Skay, C. & Beal, A. (2015). "Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Critical Care." Journal for Wound Ostomy and Incontinence Nursing. (3, 217-225)


Finch-Guthrie, P. & Moyers, P. Interprofessional Clinical Scholar and Mentor Workbook, Slack Incorporated

Moyers, P., Finch-Guthrie, P. & Swan, A. (2013). "Occupational Therapy Educational Leadership in Developing an Interprofessional Clinical Scholar Program." AOTA Education Summit

Finch-Guthrie, P. & Moyers, P. (2013). "Mentoring the Mentors of Clinical Scholars in an Interprofessional Clinical Scholar Program." Interprofessional Education Summit at St. Catherine University

Finch-Guthrie, P. & Moyers, P. (2013). "Interprofessional Scholar Program. The Centennial Vision in Action." American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference