Calista Ku DNP, ARNP, FNP-C

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Accepting New Patients

Board Certification

Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners)

Education

Calista received her bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from the University of Washington. She completed all her graduate school training at Seattle University, including:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Advanced Community Public Health Nursing
  • Post Master's Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Health Systems Leadership

Career Influence

“Growing up, my family went through hardships related to preventable health conditions. I was inspired by the care provided and by the collaboration of healthcare teams, and grew to be a caregiver within my family. As a healthcare provider today, I enjoy lifelong learning from nursing and medicine, as well as learning from each of my patients.”

Clinical Interests

Calista’s clinical interests include health promotion, illness prevention, cardiovascular health, integrated and holistic care, and health education.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Calista enjoys trying new cuisines and restaurants, exercising, vegetable gardening, and spending time with family, dogs, and friends.

Practice Philosophy

“My approach in providing quality care is to create mutually agreed upon goals to reach optimal wellness through health education. I also strive to integrate the microscopic details into macroscopic care for the whole patient.”

Clinical Research

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project – “Program Evaluation of Early Childhood Lead Screening in a Therapeutic Childcare Setting”
  • Master of Science in Nursing Scholarly Project – “Primary Care and Mental Health Care: A Literature Review on Integrated Care Models”

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese Chinese

Teaching Involvement

Seattle University - Graduate Teaching Assistant for Advanced Health Assessment

Professional Involvement

  • ARNPs United of Washington State - member
  • Kin On Health Care Center - volunteer
  • Seattle/King County Clinic - volunteer