Audrey BermanProfessor PhD, RN
Programs and Courses Taught
Guest lectures in nursing, IPE, TeamSTEPPS/Sutter Safe Care
A Bay Area native, Audrey received her BSN, MSN, and PhD from the University of California San Francisco (and was actually also born there). She began her career at Samuel Merritt Hospital as an oncology nurse in 1973. She started teaching at the Samuel Merritt Hospital School of Nursing diploma nursing program in 1977 and has been employed there ever since. Audrey moved to Sacramento in 2001 to establish Samuel Merritt University’s first extended campus and then returned to Oakland in 2004 to become dean.
Although breast cancer is Audrey’s primary substantive interest, she has taught broadly in medical/surgical nursing with a special interest in legal issues. Her most significant publications are as first author of the former Kozier and Erb textbooks since 2002. The most recent of these are Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process, and practice, 11th ed., 2020 and Skills in clinical nursing, 9th ed., 2020 (in press).
Audrey serves on several boards including the Bay Area Tumor Institute, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs, California Board of Registered Nursing, Education Issues Workgroup, is a team leader for Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation site visits, and is a past-president of the California Association of Colleges of Nursing. She has traveled widely and presented on nursing topics in Japan, the Philippines, Germany, and Russia as well as nationally and regionally.
Master's degree in nursing - cardiopulmonary focus; PhD dissertation on symptom distress in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Certified AIDS Educator, TeamSTEPPS Master trainer
Legal & ethical issues in healthcare; breast cancer
Cancer; higher education. Manuscript reviewer for Journal of Professional Nursing
Berman, A., Snyder, S. J., & Frandsen, G. (in press). Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process, and practice (11th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson.
Berman, A. J., & Snyder, S. J. (in press). Skills in clinical nursing (9th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson.
Ziehm, S. R., Karshmer, J. F., Greiner, P. A., Greenberg, C. S., Berman, A., & McFarland, P. (2019). Statewide political activism for California academic nursing leaders. Journal of Professional Nursing, 35(1), 32-36. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2018.01.001
Berman, A., Snyder, S. J., & Frandsen, G. (2016). Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process, and practice (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Berman, A. J., & Snyder, S. J. (2016). Skills in clinical nursing (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Berman, A. (2015). Academic leadership development: A case study. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31, 298–304. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2015.02.006
Van, P., Berman, A., Karshmer, J., Prion, S., West, N., & Wallace, J. (2015). Academic–practice partnerships for unemployed new graduates in California. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31, 351–358. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2015.02.005
Wallace, J., Berman, A., Karshmer, J., Prion, S., Van, P., & West, N. (2014). Economic aspects of community-based academic-practice transition programs for unemployed new nursing graduates. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 30, 237-241. doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000094
Berman, A., Johnson, T, & West, N. (2014). New license, no job: Nurse leaders' experience with transition-to-practice programs for unemployed new RN graduates. Nurse Leader, 12(5), 29–32. doi: 10.1016/j.mnl.2014.07.002
West, N., Berman, A., Karshmer, J., Prion, S., Van, P., Wallace, J., (2014). Preparing new nurse graduates for practice in multiple settings: A community-based academic–practice partnership model. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45, 252-256. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20140417-03
Jones-Bell, J., Karshmer, J., Berman, A., Prion, S., Van, P., Wallace, J., & West, N. (2014). Collaborative academic-practice transition program for new graduate RNs in community settings: Lessons learned. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45, 259-264. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20140402-01
Berman, A., Beazley, B., Karshmer, J., Prion, S., Van, P., Wallace, J. & West, N. (2014). Competence gaps among unemployed new nursing graduates entering a community-based transition-to-practice program. Nurse Educator, 39, 56-61.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
California Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Nurses' Association
American Nurses' Association/California
Association of California Nurse Leaders
East Bay Association of California Nurse Leaders
National League for Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Xi Chapter-At-Large
2016- University Representative, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs
2011- Academic representative, Kaiser Permanente B3 conferences: Breaking The Silos, Bridging The Gap, Building The Future
2010- California Board of Registered Nursing, Education Issues Workgroup
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
2003- Team Leader
2000-2003 Site Accreditation Visitor
1989- Board of Directors, Bay Area Tumor Institute
2016-2017 AACN Preferred Vision of the Professoriate Position Statement Task Force
2006-2016 California Institute for Nursing & Health Care/HealthImpact Nursing Advisory Committee, Representative from California Association of Colleges of Nursing
2015-2016 Co-lead, Preparing Future Nurses, Nursing Education Plan, HealthImpact
Honors & Awards
2012 AACN Wharton Executive Leadership Program Fellow