Jerry Thompson

Jerry Thompson

Assistant Professor MSN, RN

Programs and Courses Taught

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

N-129 Mental health Nursing 
N-181 Senior Synthesis

About Me

I am the course manager for Mental Health Nursing (N-129) at the San Francisco Peninsula Campus.   I have added Mental Health First Aid tm to the mental health class, giving the student a broader understanding and increased skill set for working in mental health emergencies. I also have introduced guest speakers from Safety Management And Response Techniques, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Mission Hospice to help with affective learning.   I instruct in the synthesis class; monitoring the preceptorships and helping the students to see themselves as professional nurses through discussion and student presentations. I also provide simulation classes in Motivational Interviewing and Therapeutic communication. 


I initially earned my Psychiatric Technician Certificate in the late 70’s then worked inpatient at a state developmental center.  In the mid 90’s I earned my Associate in Applied Science in Nursing & Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I continued to work in the mental health field as well as teaching at a proprietary health education school until 2008 when I had earned my Master of Science in Nursing Education and stated teaching at Samuel Merritt University. 

San Jose State University, Master of Science in Nursing; Education Regents College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Mission College, Psychiatric Technician Certificate  

Teaching Interests

Mental Health 

Scholarly Interests

Mental Health 


Evolve Resources for Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing, 6th Edition
Chapter 7 Documentation of Nursing Care (2019) [to be published in 2020]

Evolve Resources for Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing, 5th Edition
Chapter 7 Documentation of Nursing Care (2016) [published in 2017]

Evolve Resources for Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing, 5th Edition
Chapter 21: vital signs (2015) [published in 2017]

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Nurses Association – California
American Psychiatric Nursing Association
National League of nursing  
American Assembly of Men in Nursing 

Community Service

Title or nature:  Mental health First Aid Instructor 
Agency: sponsored through The National Council for Behavioral Health 
Duration: ongoing 

Title or nature:  President of the board of directors (provide a leadership role in shaping the directions and focus of mental health support for those with mental health conditions in the San Mateo county)  
Agency:  San Mateo chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness 
Duration: ongoing 

Honors & Awards

    Title or nature: Daisy Award
    Awarding agency: The Daisy foundation 
    Date:  Thursday, August 27, 2015