Headshot photo of Amber Wright, M.S.N., RN, CPNP-PC, PHMS

Amber Wright, M.S.N., RN, CPNP-PC, PHMS

  • Instructor of Institute on Development and Disability, School of Medicine


Amber has 7+ years’ experience working in developmental/behavioral pediatrics, helped start Arizona’s first and only multidisciplinary Down Syndrome clinic, and has worked with children with special needs in various capacities for over 15 years. Amber also previously served on the Early Access to Care-Arizona team where she assisted with program development and implementation of a training program for pediatricians, early intervention specialists, and school personnel across Arizona to improve access to care for children with autism. She is excited for the opportunity to meet and help provide care for children with special developmental and behavioral needs and their families here in Eugene-Springfield and beyond.

Amber is the proud mom of twin toddler girls and three fur babies who all keep her and her husband very busy! When they have the chance, they love exploring the beautiful hikes, rivers, parks, beaches, and mountains that make Oregon such a great place to live.

Education and training

    • M.S.N., 2009, Arizona State University
  • Certifications

    • Post-Master’s certificate in Positive Behavior Support, Northern Arizona University, 2014
    • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 2010

Memberships and associations:

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Developmental Behavioral and Mental Health Special Interest Group
  • Oregon Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group – USA, National Down Syndrome Congress

Areas of interest

  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Pediatric Feeding Disorders
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit High Risk follow-up
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Honors and awards

  • Nursing Excellence Award – Advanced Practice Provider, Phoenix Children’s Hospital (2016)
  • Community Service Award, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners – Arizona Chapter (2012)



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