Dawn H. Tope, DNP APRN NP-C



2011-2016           Doctor of Nursing Practice

                                    Adult and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

                                    University of Minnesota School of Nursing,  Minneapolis, MN


1988-1990           Master of Science - Clinical Nurse Specialist

                                    Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Focus/Public Health

                                    University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle WA


1982-1987          Bachelor of Science – Nursing

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

                             Seattle University, Seattle WA



1991                     OCN Excellence in Cancer Nursing Research

1988-1990           National Institutes of Health - Nurse Traineeship Scholarship 

                                    Graduate Program, University of WashingtonSeattle WA


2016                      Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification

1992-2000           Oncology Nursing Certified Nurse (ONCC)



2008-present     Clinical and Administrative Operations

                                    Academic Dermatology, Cutaneous Surgery and Laser Center, Edina, MN


1996-2000           Health Management Implementation Consultant

                                    Schering Oncology Biotech, Kenilworth, NJ


1994-1995           Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator & Radiation Oncology Nurse

                                    San Diego Regional Cancer Center/Sharp Health Care, San Diego, CA


1994                    Registered Nurse

Medical Oncology Out-Patient Unit and Radiation Oncology

                                    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


1993-1994           Registered Nurse

                                    New England Medical Center

                                    Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Boston, MA


1992-1993           Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

                                    Salem Hospital, Salem, OR


1991-1992           Registered Nurse

                                    Duke Medical Center - Medical Oncology Research Unit, Durham NC


1990                        Research Coordinator

                                    Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center,

                                    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


1989-1991           Nurse Clinician / Nurse Manager

                                    Critical Care America/New England Critical Care

                                    Lynnwood, WA & Research Triangle Park,  NC


1987-1989           Registered Nurse

Medical Oncology Research Unit

                                    University of Washington, Seattle, WA




2009-Present                      Dermatology Nurses’ Association - member

1996-2001                             Metro Minnesota Oncology Nursing Society

                                                                        Program Committee Member

1994-1996                             San Diego Oncology Nursing Society

1993-1994                             Boston Oncology Nursing Society

1992-1993                             Oregon Cancer Pain Initiative, Secretary

1992-1993                             American Cancer Society (Portland OR)

                                                                        Nursing Education Committee Member

1992-1993                             Oregon Oncology Nursing Society

1990-1993                             Intravenous Nurses Society

1987-1990                             Puget Sound Oncology Nursing Society

1989-present                        Sigma Theta Tau

1986-2002                             Oncology Nursing Society National

                                                                        Clinical Nurse Specialist Interest Group 1992-2002

                                                                        Pain Management Special Interest Group 1992-2000

1988-1990                             Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

                                                                        Nursing Research Committee Member

1985-1988                             Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound Hospice Bereavement                             




Fischer LR, Tope DH, Conboy KS, Hedblom BD, Ronberg E, Shewmake DK, Butler JC.  Screening for hepatits C virus in a health maintenance organization.  Arch Intern Med 2000; 160: 1665-73.


Hostenske D. Demands of Illness During Bone Marrow Transplant Long-Term Recovery.  “M. Sci thesis”, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 1990.