Faculty Profile

Laurie Rosa
Assistant Professor
ABSN SF Peninsula

Having been a labor and delivery nurse since 1998, I have a love for the care of childbearing families.  I am excited to be able to share this passion with the students at Samuel Merritt University​As Simulation Champion for the San Francisco Peninsula Campus, I am responsible for ensuring all ABSN students on our campus experience high-quality learning in a simulated environment. I also enjoy participating in the IGNITE program, an interprofessional simulation and problem-based learning program with students from UCSF/UC Berkeley's Joint Medical Program, John F. Kennedy University's PsyD program, and students from Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Podiatry at Samuel Merritt University.

​I am committed to ensuring exceptional learning experiences, and I believe that learning can only occur when students feel accepted, valued, secure, and respected.

​As a member of the Japan Collaborative, I have assisted with hosting students from our sister university, Seirei Christopher University in Hamamatsu, Japan since 2015.  I have traveled with students to Seirei Christopher University in 2015 and 2016 with students to learn about the Japanese healthcare system and Japanese culture. 

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, cum laude
    • ​​San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • ​Master of Science, Nursing Education
    • ​San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

I love teaching maternity nursing, and work diligently to share this passion with my students.  I also enjoy interprofessional education, and teaching interprofessional groups about error disclosure as part of the IGNITE curriculum.

N144 Care of the Childbearing Family, Independent Study course for Japan Exchange Program, IGNITE program

​I am currently working on qualitative research related to our trips with students to Japan in 2015 and 2016.

I have presented a poster of my postpartum hemorrhage research at the Sigma Theta Tau biennial convention (2011), the SMU Spring Symposium (2012), and the International Congress of Women's Health Initiatives (2012) in Bangkok, Thailand.

Moore Fellow, San Jose State University

​Presentation on Simulation to Seirei Christopher University, June 2015 with H. Paul Smith PhD, and Sylvia Fox PhD

​Presentation on Simulation and Active Learning in the Classroom to Seirei Christopher University, June 2016 with H. Paul Smith, PhD

AWHONN, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi, ICOWHI


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