lisamarie-la vallee

Lisamarie La Vallee

Assistant Professor MSN, RN

Programs and Courses Taught

MSN Case Management

N624 - Adv Pathophysiology for Nurse Case Managers
N625 - Adv Pharmacology for Nurse Case Managers
N623/N623L - Adv Health Assessment for Nurse Case Managers/Lab
N620/N620L - Case Management/Case Management Clinical
N606 - Synthesis Requirement

About Me

I have been teaching at Samuel Merritt University since 2013 and have been a full-time faculty member in the Case Management Program at the Sacramento Campus since 2016.  In addition, I have experience in acute care case management and operating room nursing.

I have a passion for sharing knowledge and creating a safe and stimulating environment to learn new concepts and skills. Graduate-level study is immensely challenging and rewarding. I enjoy the constant reflection, evaluation, and adaptation required to find innovative and effective ways to teach a concept and inspire genuine interest and excitement in students. 


I graduated from UC Davis in 2007 with a degree in Exercise Biology after which I pursued a degree in Nursing. I graduated from the ELMSN-CM program at Samuel Merritt University in 2012. I am currently pursuing my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Samuel Merritt University. 

Teaching Interests

Case Management, Care Coordination, Transitions of Care

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau
American Case Management Association