Afton Potter, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.P.N.P.-A.C.

  • Instructor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Advanced Practice Provider, Pain, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine


Afton has been caring for children in healthcare since 2002.  She understands both non-medications and medications are helpful in reducing chronic pain.  She strives to help children, adolescents and their parents to understand the science behind chronic pain so they can engage with other treatments outside of medications to return to improved daily functioning.


  • B.S.N., 2001, Brigham Young University
  • M.S.N., 2020, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Certifications:

    • Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse
    • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care

Honors and awards

  • Golden Rose Award, OHSU, 2005
  • Sigma Theta Tau Induction, 2020

Memberships and associations

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • American Society for Pain Management Nursing
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Psi Chapter



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