Bill Randall

Full-Time Instructor MSN, RN

Programs and Courses Taught

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing

N556L, N181L, N164L, N158L, N594L

About Me

Originally from Chicago, I've been in California over 20 years. With over 35 years in nursing, my career spans multiple critical care units, emergency departments, flight programs, and nursing schools. The highlight of my career is my time at the renowned Cook County Trauma Unit in Chicago (where the show "E/R" was based upon). 


BSN, Elmhurst College 1984; MSN in Health Policy Nursing, UC San Francisco, 2010; currently Ph.D. candidate (nursing science and health care leadership) at UC Davis

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching advanced medical-surgical (critical care) clinical courses as well as pediatrics, and senior synthesis (preceptorship). At the Sacramento campus, I pioneered flipped classroom methods and introduced a readers' theater activity on interprofessional relationships. I also enjoy mentoring new faculty.

Scholarly Interests

My Ph.D. dissertation explores how ICU nurses conceive of personal and professional risk when exercising clinical autonomy at the bedside. This topic mirrors my interests in nurse-physician relationships, nursing professionalism, teamwork, and patient risk.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Nurses Association

Community Service

Sacramento County Disaster Health Care Volunteer

Honors & Awards

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing scholarship recipient, Brunner Family Endowed Scholarship recipient