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Faculty Bio
Valerie Dzubur
EdD, FNP
I graduated from nursing school in 1981 with a BSN from San Francisco State University. I haved worked as a staff RN in the Emergency Department, Labor and Delivery, Intensive Care Nursery, and OB/GYN Surgery over the past twenty years. I graduated from Sonoma State University is 1985 with an MSN FNP. I have worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Methadone Treatment, primary HIV care and Dual Diagnosis. I currently work as the Health Center Director at The Ritter Center in San Rafael, providing primary care for low income and homeless individuals. I completed my EdD in 2006 at the University of San Francisco. My dissertation was an interpretive field study exploring the puzzle of progress through international development in Southeast Asia. I am president of the WindHorse Development Foundation. The Windhorse Foundation, in partnership with hilltribe communities, works in community based development projects. I am also committed to providing service and learning opportuites for students at Samuel Merritt University in Southeast Asia. I was awarded the Sigma Theta Tau Chapter Nu X Humanitarian award in January of 2007 for work in the Burma Project.
Teaching Interest
Interpretive research for a focus on the aporia of progress through international development and philosopical notions of care and identity in Southeast Asia.
Courses Taught
Family Nursing
Advanced Health Assessment
Primary Health Care I
NP Seminar
Peer Reviewed Publications
Primary Healthcare in Laos: Fragility and Responsibility,publication 2007.

Bridging the Gap in Healthcare: Nurse Practitioner Faculty, FNP Students, and Volunteers Provide Healthcare at the Ritter Center, CANP Connections winter, 2006.

Leadership-in-Common Works Toward Well-Being in a Lao Village: Nurse Practitioners and Educators Promote Project Development, CANP Connections spring, 2006, in collaboration with Dr. Ellen Herda.

Interpreting Healthcare in A Global World: A Project to Take Family Nurse Practitioner Students to Southeast Asia to Work in a Village Setting, presented as a bag lunch lecture at Samuel Merritt University Fall 2006.

International Development as Health Care in a Village Setting: a Particiaptory Medium for Service in Lao PDR. International Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Nursing Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2006.

Using Cultural Understandings to Reduce the Incidence of Malaria: a Critiques of the International Policy to Rollback Malaria. A presentation at the International Conference for The Society of Applied Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada, March 2006.

Development Practice in Primary Health Care: a Pariciaptory Service Model in Lao. The International Conference on Lao Studies, Dekalb Illinois, May 2005.

Village Health Care in Southeast Asian Village Settings in Burma and Lao. A brown bag presentation at Samuel Merritt University October, 2005.

Developing New Cultural Understandings. A presentation at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Conference, April, 2004 in collaboration with Dr. Nancy Fitzmaurice.

Smoking Cessation: The Bonita House Experience. A seminar presentation at the California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies Conference, Spring,2003 in collaboration with Dr. Leslie Taylor.

Intergrating Primary Care in a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Faciltiy. A presentation for the California Association of Social Rehabilition Agencies Conference, Spring, 2002.
Professional and Community Service and Professional Memberships
California Nurse Practitioner Association, regional representive, chapter vice president, CANP region 8 delegate 2007.
President of WindHorse Development Foundation
Memeber Signa Theta Tau Nu X
Liaison for CANP Region 8 for Samuel Merritt University

Contact Info

Name
Valerie Dzubur
EdD, FNP
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
Email

Faculty Profile

Valerie Dzubur
Valerie
Dzubur
EdD, FNP
Assistant Professor
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
VDzubur@samuelmerritt.edu
510-869-8919
I graduated from nursing school in 1981 with a BSN from San Francisco State University. I haved worked as a staff RN in the Emergency Department, Labor and Delivery, Intensive Care Nursery, and OB/GYN Surgery over the past twenty years. I graduated from Sonoma State University is 1985 with an MSN FNP. I have worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Methadone Treatment, primary HIV care and Dual Diagnosis. I currently work as the Health Center Director at The Ritter Center in San Rafael, providing primary care for low income and homeless individuals. I completed my EdD in 2006 at the University of San Francisco. My dissertation was an interpretive field study exploring the puzzle of progress through international development in Southeast Asia. I am president of the WindHorse Development Foundation. The Windhorse Foundation, in partnership with hilltribe communities, works in community based development projects. I am also committed to providing service and learning opportuites for students at Samuel Merritt University in Southeast Asia. I was awarded the Sigma Theta Tau Chapter Nu X Humanitarian award in January of 2007 for work in the Burma Project.
Interpretive research for a focus on the aporia of progress through international development and philosopical notions of care and identity in Southeast Asia.
Family Nursing
Advanced Health Assessment
Primary Health Care I
NP Seminar
Primary Healthcare in Laos: Fragility and Responsibility,publication 2007.

Bridging the Gap in Healthcare: Nurse Practitioner Faculty, FNP Students, and Volunteers Provide Healthcare at the Ritter Center, CANP Connections winter, 2006.

Leadership-in-Common Works Toward Well-Being in a Lao Village: Nurse Practitioners and Educators Promote Project Development, CANP Connections spring, 2006, in collaboration with Dr. Ellen Herda.

Interpreting Healthcare in A Global World: A Project to Take Family Nurse Practitioner Students to Southeast Asia to Work in a Village Setting, presented as a bag lunch lecture at Samuel Merritt University Fall 2006.

International Development as Health Care in a Village Setting: a Particiaptory Medium for Service in Lao PDR. International Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Nursing Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2006.

Using Cultural Understandings to Reduce the Incidence of Malaria: a Critiques of the International Policy to Rollback Malaria. A presentation at the International Conference for The Society of Applied Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada, March 2006.

Development Practice in Primary Health Care: a Pariciaptory Service Model in Lao. The International Conference on Lao Studies, Dekalb Illinois, May 2005.

Village Health Care in Southeast Asian Village Settings in Burma and Lao. A brown bag presentation at Samuel Merritt University October, 2005.

Developing New Cultural Understandings. A presentation at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Conference, April, 2004 in collaboration with Dr. Nancy Fitzmaurice.

Smoking Cessation: The Bonita House Experience. A seminar presentation at the California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies Conference, Spring,2003 in collaboration with Dr. Leslie Taylor.

Intergrating Primary Care in a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Faciltiy. A presentation for the California Association of Social Rehabilition Agencies Conference, Spring, 2002.
California Nurse Practitioner Association, regional representive, chapter vice president, CANP region 8 delegate 2007.
President of WindHorse Development Foundation
Memeber Signa Theta Tau Nu X
Liaison for CANP Region 8 for Samuel Merritt University

History

Member for
7 years 11 months