School of Nursing

Erin-Joy Bjorge

Associate Dean

  • M.S.N. Seattle Pacific University, 1991
  • B.S.N. Seattle Pacific University, 1987


Erin-Joy Bjorge was a member of the Buntain School of Nursing founding team, collaborating with others in the development and implementation of the nursing curriculum. She sensed a calling to teach in her first year of college after a meeting with her nursing advisor.  She has 25 years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level. Her areas of interest include global health and transcultural nursing. Erin-Joy is in the midst of her doctoral studies focusing on the impact of cultural immersion experiences and the development of cultural competence among baccalaureate nursing students. She is also a Faith Community Nurse and Co-Lead of the Parish Nursing Ministry in a church in Edmonds, WA.

Erin-Joy and her husband, Svein, are passionate about missions and the many local ethnic churches in the greater Seattle area. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling the world.


  • American Nurses Association
  • International Council of Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Transcultural Nursing Society
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • National League for Nursing
  • Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries Northwest


  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • Certified Online Instructor (COI)

Recent Presentations

Growth Mindset in Higher Education, Kazakhstan American Free University, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, September 2017.

Changing Mentalities for the Future, Round Table Panel Member, Kazakhstan American Free University, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, September, 2017.

Carry the Call, Casa Esperanza Healthcare Professionals, Camaguey, Cuba, May, 2016.

Caring for the Caregiver, Casa Esperanza Healthcare Professionals, Camaguey, Cuba, May, 2016.

Faith Community/Parish Nursing Course, Registered Nurses, Edmonds, WA, June 2015.

Recommended Reading

Marsh, H. (2015). Do no harm: Stories of life, death, and brain surgery. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martins Press.

Grant, A. M. (2014). Give and take: Why helping others drives our success. New York: Penguin Books.