Faculty Profile

Christine Vourakis
Adjunct Professor
MSN Nurse Anesthesia

Dr. Christine Vourakis retired as Professor Emeritus from Samuel Merritt University after 23 years in 2006. She is also Professor Emeritus at California State University, Sacramento. She has been involved in the mental health and addictions field for over 30 years as a clinician, teacher, and researcher. She is a certified addictions registered nurse (CARN). Her research interests include pain and addiction, outcomes of adolescent substance abuse treatment, and health policy. She is the Editor of the Journal of Addictions Nursing, a peer reviewed Lippincott publication. The Journal is indexed in CINAHL and MEDLINE.

Dr. Vourakis has a special interest in theory and has been active in model and theory development. Her hobbies and leisure activities include gardening, hiking, kayaking and writing.

Diploma in Nursing, Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY

BSN, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth

MN, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

PhD, University of California, San Francisco

Addictions - Adolescent; Acute and Chronic Pain; Women in Recovery; Prevention and Early Intervention

N600Theoretical Foundations - Online
N600Theoretical Foundations – Weekend Intensive
N534 Mental Health Nursing
N130 Mental Health Nursing
N564 History and Theories of Nursing
N108 Nursing Research
N125 Health Assessment 1 and 2 – Accelerated BSN Program
N172 Addictions Nursing
N105 Health Politics and Professionalism

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Vourakis, C. (2017). Women and Binge Drinking (Editorial), Journal of Addictions Nursing, 28(1).

Vourakis, C. (2016). Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (Editorial), Journal of Addictions Nursing, 27(3).

Vourakis, C. (2013). Inter-professional Collaboration in Addressing Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse in Health Care Settings (Editorial), Journal of Addictions Nursing, 24(4).

Vourakis, C. (2012). The Journal of Addictions Nursing Enters a New Phase. (Editorial), Journal of Addictions Nursing, 23(4).


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International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) 2004-Present
International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) 2005-Present
International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)1980-Present
The Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol 1987-Present
Sigma Theta Tau 1976-Present


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