Faculty Profile

Suzanne August
Adjunct Assistant Professor
MSN Nurse Anesthesia

Dr. August graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BSN in 1982. After working as a Staff Nurse at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco for two years, she began graduate studies at UCSF and graduated with an MSN and Family Nurse Practitioner certificate in 1986. In 2008, she complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. In 2011, she completed the Interdiscplinary Master of Public Health Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

 She has been teaching at Samuel Merritt University in the Family Nurse Practitioner program since 2001 and was the director of that program from 2006 - 2010. She has been in continuous clinical practice as a nurse practitioner since 1986. Her areas of interest are infectious disease, lipid screening and cardiovascular health, pharmacology and primary care.

In addition to being instrumental in the establishment of the Davis Street Primary Care Clinic - a Samuel Merritt University interdisciplinary faculty practice primary care clinic for the uninsured located in San Leandro - she has been involved in the development of global health curriculum and continues to take students on medical missions to Panamá to deliver health care to the indigenous and rural poor in that country.

She currently practices as a nurse practitioner in the Department of Anesthesia at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco.

1978-1982       University of San Francisco, CA      BS Nursing

1984-1986       Univ. of Calif. San Francisco, CA    MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

2007-2008       Rush University, Chicago, Il             Doctor of Nursing Practice

2010-2011       Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA    Masters in Public Health

Global health (women's health and urinary tract infections; micronutrient malnutrition and stunting in indigenous populations), Nurse Practitioner primary care; Nurse Practitioner role transition and interdisciplinary practice.

N118 Pharmacology

N119 Pathophysiology

N160 Leadership and Health Policy

N596 Preceptorship

N619 Advanced Pathophysiology

N671 Advanced Health Assessment

N672 Nurse Practitioner Seminar I

N675 Primary Health Care II

N676 Primary Health Care III

N677 Ambulatory Pharmacology

PT732 Pathology & Med Mgmt in Orthopedics I (Pharmacology content)

PT733 Pathology & Med Mgmt in Orthopedics II (Pharmacology content)

Evaluation of the Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection in Rural Panamanian Women Suzanne L. August, Michael J. De Rosa
Research Article | published 19 Oct 2012 | PLOS ONE




Professional Presentations:


5/10 “The Global Health Imperative: Baby Steps in Panama”, Spring Science Symposium, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA



3/10 “Experiences in Global Health” California Association for Nurse Practitioners Annual Clinical Conference, Anaheim, CA




9/09 “Are You Prepared for H1N1?” Association of
Colleges and Universities, Human Resources Council Capital Meeting.



10/05 “The Use of Herbal Medications in the Primary Care Setting”. American
College of
Nurse Practitioners National Clinical Conference,
Palm Springs, CA.



9/05 “Managing Your Cholesterol”. State Fund Compensation employee education series,
Oakland, CA & San Francisco, CA




10/04 “Atherogenesis – Beyond Lipid Levels”. American
College of
Nurse Practitioners National Clinical Conference,
Philadelphia, PA.



7/04: CANP/
University Sponsored Schedule II Pharmacology Continuing Education Course. Assessment and Management of Pain in the Primary Care Setting.


University of
San Francisco
, Spring 2004        Graduate FNP Program


4/13/04  Travel Medicine, Adult Immunizations, Oral and Dental Health


4/20/04 Lipid Screening, Hypertension and Diabetic Screening, Osteoporosis Screening


1/04: “Pathogens Among Us” for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant,
Walnut Creek, CA. Spoke about common respiratory illnesses and their treatment.


9/02: “Common Infections in Primary Care Setting” for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals at Il Fornaio in
San Francisco. Spoke about community acquired pneumonia, otitis media, pharyngitis and STDs to group of MDs, NPs and PAs



2008 Victor E. Schimmel Memorial Nursing Scholarship

2005 Sigma Theta Tau International, Nu Xi At-large Chapter, Excellence in Nursing Practice Award.

School of Nursing, Nursing Administrative Council Faculty Award, Fall 2005.

Himalayan Health Fair,
Center – volunteered to do health screenings for people of Tibetan, Bhutanese and Nepalese ethnicity


July 2010 – Oakland Independent Trucker’s Health Fair; Oakland, CA         


November 2009 - Himalayan Health Fair,
Center – volunteered to do health screenings for people of Tibetan, Bhutanese and Nepalese ethnicity


November 2009 to present – Suitcase Clinic – through the Joint Medical Program  UCB/UCSF, free clinic staffed by UCB students; volunteer nurse practitioner once or twice a month.


October 2009 to present – volunteers 1 – 2 times a month to do health screenings on day laborers at the Day Labor Center in Hayward, CA. 


            April 2009 – Himalayan Health Fair,
Center – volunteered to do health screenings for people of Tibetan, Bhutanese and Nepalese ethnicity.


California Association for Nurse Practitioners, Educational Affairs Committee Member, 2009-2010 

Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Xi-at-large chapter, Board Member 2008 - 2009 

 Practice Leadership Network, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Secretary 2008 - 2011

2005 - Global Advancement Committee Member, National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties


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