Nisha Thapa

Adjunct Instructor MSN, FNP

Programs and Courses Taught

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Online

N671, N671 L Advanced Physical Assessment

About Me

Nisha started Himalayan Health Care Project to provide free primary health care to uninsured and immigrant communities from the Himalayan region as a FNP student at Samuel Merritt University. She has spent extensive time providing primary care to immigrant and refugee population in East Oakland. She is passionate about integrating mind body spirit medicine in her clinical practice. She is regular practitioner of yoga, meditation and silence. She has completed two years of study in Ayurvedic Medicine. She integrates teachings of Ayurvedic medicine in her daily routine. She spends lot of time in kitchen cooking fresh food that is centered around seasons. 

She is  a founder and an executive director of non-profit, that advocates for Himalayan community here in Bay Area and in the Himalayan region. She is also a key organizer of the Himalayan Film Festival in San Francisco Bay Area. She spent significant time during last three years in Nepal volunteering on earthquake relief effort partnering with grass root youth based organization. As a part of earthquake reconstructive effort, she lead rebuilding initiatives of two primary schools which had no access to roads in remotest parts of earthquake affected areas. Additionally, under her leadership 147 toilets were completed in post flood areas in Dalit community in Nepal by grass root fund raising initiatives in parternship with youth based leadership in local community. She is also actively involved in outreaching to the remotest regions of Nepal educating Dalit children.  


Family Nurse Practitioner,  MSN,  2009, Samuel Merritt University.
Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Minor in Biology,  2004, University of Texas, Arlington.

Teaching Interests

Integration of mind body spirit medicine