Jerome Santos

Jerome Santos

Assistant Professor DNP, MBA, RN

Programs and Courses Taught

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Community Health, MCA 1, Intro to Nursing, & Health Assessment

About Me

Dr. Santos is an innovative healthcare leader, clinician, consultant, and educator with extensive experience and a proven record of managing and improving health systems using evidence-based practice and quantitative methods. He is leader who is a strategic and systemic thinker, operates with situational and transformational leadership styles. 

Dr. Santos is leader who re-engineers work culture for positive development, including the successful implementation of change transitions, evidence-based programs, and quality improvement initiatives. He has travelled all over the world and has always been invited to speak about his research work and public service.


Dr. Santos finished his Doctor of Nursing Practice with a specialty on Community Health Systems in 2015 at University of Washington. He earned an Executive MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2020. He finished his BS in Nursing and BA in Psychology in 2010. He has been a clinician for over 10 years and worked as a surgery nurse and manager in top academic hospitals.

Teaching Interests

Leadership, Community Health, Translating Evidence-based Research Into Practice, Professional Development, and Business Strategies.

Scholarly Interests

Community Partnership, Social Justice and Entrepreneurship, Operations Strategy, Evidence-based Research, and Clinical Competency.


Presley, C., Turner, B. S., Merman, L., & Santos, J. F. (2019). Implementation of Coaching Role to Combat Middle Manager Turnover. Nursing Administration Quarterly.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

- Sigma Theta Tau International
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Psi Chi

Community Service

- The EverHOPE International
- MidPen Housing

Honors & Awards

- Lilian Leadership Award
- Nursing Leadership Awardee 2014 (International Nursing Society)