Nisha Thapa

Adjunct Instructor MSN, FNP

Programs and Courses Taught

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (Online)

N677- Advanced Pharmacology
N671- Advanced Physical Assessment
N671L- Advanced Physical Assessment Lab
N678L- Clinical Practicum I
N679L- Clinical Practicum II

About Me

As an FNP student at Samuel Merritt University, Nisha started the  volunteer driven Himalayan Health Care Project to provide free primary health care to uninsured immigrant communities from the Himalayan region. She has spent extensive time providing primary care to the immigrant,   refugee, and under served community in East Oakland. 

She is a co-founder and Executive Director of the volunteer driven non-profit, which advocates for the Himalayan community in the Bay Area and the Himalayan region. She spent significant time volunteering on an earthquake relief effort, partnering with a grassroots youth-based organization in Nepal. As a part of the earthquake reconstruction effort, she led rebuilding initiatives for two primary schools that had no access to roads in the remotest parts of earthquake-affected areas. Additionally, she initiated and led the building of 147 toilets in an underserved community in Nepal that didn't have access to toilets. She initiated and managed a volunteer-driven, free COVID-19 telemedicine clinic serving the Himalayan community in the US, Nepal, and India. She is also actively involved in educating children in the remotest regions of Nepal. 

She is passionate about integrating mind-body-spirit medicine in her clinical practice. She is a regular practitioner of yoga, meditation, and silence. She has completed two years of study in Ayurvedic Medicine. She integrates the teachings of Ayurvedic medicine, honoring the laws of nature into her daily routine. She spends a lot of time in the kitchen cooking fresh food that is centered around seasons.


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

Teaching Interests

Integration of mind, body, and spirit medicine

Scholarly Interests

Integration of mind, body, and spirit medicine

Community Service

Mindfulness practice  
Food based healing 
Primary care for underserved community

Honors & Awards

Outstanding graduating FNP student 2009
DAISY award 2014