Kathryn A. Hughlock D.N.P, A.R.N.P.

Kathryn A. Hughlock D.N.P, A.R.N.P.


  • English


  • Palliative Care


Dr. Hughlock is an attending nurse practitioner on the Inpatient Palliative Care Service at Northwest Hospital.

Dr. Hughlock earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island and her doctorate in nursing practice at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Hughlock’s nursing background started at the age of 17 as a nurse's assistant on a telemetry unit in Southern California. After completing her bachelor’s she continued to work in cardiology and telemetry in Providence Rhode Island. She then came to the PNW for graduate school where she continued to work at a local Seattle Hospital. Dr. Hughlock tailored her doctorate program to focus on palliative care, and she graduated in 2014.

Dr. Hughlock also coordinates and teaches end-of-life care to clinicians at NWH, and guest lectures at the University of Washington, School of Nursing to provide students exposure to the field of palliative and end of life care.

Patient Care Philosophy

It is my belief that the primary purpose of palliative care is to assist patients and families with serious illness in not only caring for the physical effects of illness, but how it affects the person as a whole. It is an honor to be allowed into people’s lives during a time of uncertainty and vulnerability, and I strive to help guide them through those difficult times and assist in decision-making and making sure that quality of life and the persons values are represented and honored throughout their medical care.

Clinical Interests

Palliative care; symptom management; palliative care and end of life care education


Institution Credential Year
University of Washington School of Nursing Medical Education 2014

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Adult Health Nurse Practitioner 2014