Heidi Panella

Instructor MSN, RN

Programs and Courses Taught

Community Health Nursing N170 & N570

About Me

I am originally from the Midwest and came to California to attend the nursing program at Chico State University. After graduating from Chico State in 2000 with a BSN, I began my nursing career in Oncology and Gynecology. My passion for women's health then lead me to a wonderful career as a labor and delivery nurse for eighteen years. Early in my nursing career, I became a travel nurse for three years. As I traveler, I was given the opportunity to work at top hospitals in the U.S. across five states. I settled in Roseville, California and have worked at several Sacramento area hospitals as a Labor and Delivery RN. 
I graduated from UC Davis in 2018 with a MS degree in Nursing and Healthcare Leadership to further my career as a nursing instructor. I have been at Samuel Merritt University as an instructor since 2017, working as full time faculty since 2019.