Heather Schlessman

Heather Schlessman, PhD, PNP


Henry Hall 106
Tel (808) 735-4813
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Associate Professor, Nursing

Heather SchlessmanAssociate Professor Heather Schlessman, PhD, PNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner/educator who has been a nurse for over 30 years. She has practiced in many areas of nursing related to maternal/child health, most recently as a pediatric nurse practitioner in pediatric urology. Her research interests and dissertation work involve college students with a history of traumatic brain injury. Her teaching career spans 12 years. She has experience in curriculum development and was involved in the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education.


BSN, William Jewell College, Liberty MO
MSN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
PhD, Postsecondary and Adult Education, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN


Nursing Courses

Teaching Experiences

  • Nursing Instructor, Clackamas Community College, (Oregon City, OR), September 2005 – April 2011, January 2012-May 2012
  • Coordinator of the Nursing Program, Walla Walla (WA) Community College, Clarkston Campus, August 2004-December 2004
  • Nursing Instructor, Blue Mountain Community College, (Pendleton, OR ), August 1999-June 2004

Clinical Experiences

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, OHSU/Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Portland, OR, April 2011-May 2012
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Newburg Pediatric Clinic, Newburg, OR, December 2008-December 2010
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitione,r Children’s Community Clinic, Portland, OR, December 2006- Spring 2007
  • Owner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Kidcare, La Grande, OR, August 2003 – Spring 2006