Angie Docherty, Nurs.D., M.P.H., R.N.

Angie Docherty

Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Monmouth Campus
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, Ore. 97361


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My nursing education and experience stems from the UK. I have a personal interest in health disparities, particularly in the area of prenatal care and have researched this topic in the UK and the US. My work in both countries helps me realize that nurses, internationally, are best placed to embrace diversity and challenge social injustice. These are the messages that underpin my approach to research and teaching.


2010: Doctor of Nursing (University of Stirling, UK)
2008: Certified Nurse Teacher (University of the West of Scotland, UK)
2001: Master in Public Health (University of Glasgow, UK)
1992: Specialist Public Health Nurse (University of Paisley, UK)
1985: Registered Nurse (University of Paisley, UK)


Health Promotion
Chronic Illness & End of Life
Population Based Care/Epidemiology
Leadership/Integrative Practicum


2015: Betty Gray Rural Health Development Fund Co-investigator: Perceptions and Experiences of Nursing Students with Objective Structured Clinical Examinations.

2014: Dorothy Otto Research Award Grant Recipient: National League for Nursing Principal Investigator: Understanding ‘Failing to Fail' in our Schools of Nursing: a Qualitative Exploration

2014: Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Psi Chapter Principal Investigator: Perceptions of Prenatal Care and Health Care Navigation among Women of Hispanic Ethnicity: a Qualitative Study

Practice Activities

Polk County Health Advisory Board
OCNE Coordinating Council
OCNE Research & Evaluation Committee


Docherty, A., & Johnston, A. (2015). Prenatal care in Oregon & Washington: the role of policy in supporting early access for those most in need. Nursing Research, 64 (2)117–127.

Docherty, A., Dieckmann, N. (2015). Is there evidence of failing to fail in OCNE Schools of Nursing? Nursing Education Perspectives, 36(4), 226-231, doi:

Docherty, A., Bugge, C., Watterson, A. (2012). Engagement: an indicator of difference in the perceptions of antenatal care for pregnant women from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Health Expectations. doi: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2011.00684.x.

Docherty, A. (2010). Does the socioeconomic background of pregnant women make a difference to their perceptions of antenatal care? A qualitative case study [Online]. Retrieved from: