Jane Perlas

Assistant Professor DNP, NP-C

Programs and Courses Taught

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Online

Doctor of Nursing Practice

N626 Theoretical Foundation
N675 Care of Acute and Episodic Conditions
N675L Care of Acute and Episodic Conditions Lab
N676 Care of Chronic and Complex Conditions
N678L Clinical Practicum I
N679L Clinical Practicum II
N680L Internship

About Me

Dr. Perlas was a Registered Nurse (RN) for 13 years before she decided to return to school to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).  She has been a practicing FNP since 1997.  She has worked in several large organization and in various roles.  She managed a community, school-based clinic in the Central Valley, where she worked four days a week as the sole medical provider.  She has taught in various School of Nursing (SON) in the San Francisco/Bay Area.  She has also worked as a hospitalist and an ED NP at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH).  Her teaching career started teaching medical students during their clerkship at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF, SFGH campus) medicine service. Dr. Perlas is experienced in both outpatient and inpatient NP role.  She is a hospitalist trained acute care NP.  She currently works as a primary care provider at SFGH General Medicine Clinic.  


Dr. Perlas earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of San Francisco.  She is an alumna and received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Samuel Merritt College, which is now, Samuel Merritt University (SMU).  Dr. Perlas is an Assistant Professor at SMU Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Perlas is interested in an academic environment that provides innovative education, promote leadership and translate nursing research to best (clinical) practice. Her teaching interest and practice are varied. Her work in inpatient care involved the best utilization and inclusion of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in the inpatient settings; primarily in the General Medicine service where most patients are admitted, and yet NPs seldom exist.  Dr. Perlas' doctoral project was on the implementation of medicine NPs as hospitalist.  She has always and continues to work with the low-income, underserved and medically disenfranchised patient population. She like sharing her knowledge, incorporating travel and interest in global health. Her work in geriatric care mainly evolves from her interest in neuroplasticity and aging.

Scholarly Interests

Medicine NPs as Hospitalist
Legal Documentation

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP), American Nurses Association, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Gamma Chapter (USF)

Community Service

San Francisco Department of Public Health - Advanced Practice Providers (SFDPH APP), Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Advanced Practice Board Member