Rhonda RamirezDirector, FNP Program Associate Professor EdD, RN
Programs and Courses Taught
Family Nurse Practitioner Program
N606 Synthesis Project
As an FNP graduate of Samuel Merritt University, I have had the honor to remain a part of the program since 1996. I started as a very novice instructor after having FNP experience under my belt from great clinical learning environments such as Tracy Community Clinic, Edison High School Clinic, Planned Parenthood, and Native American Health Center. I have seen and been an active participant in the significant changes within the program. As the Chair of the FNP Dept., I am very proud of this program which would not exist without the very talented and hard-working faculty, clinical coordinators, and administrative assistants.
EdD in Organization and Leadership University of San Francisco 2006
MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Samuel Merritt University 1996
BSN San Francisco State University 1977
Advanced Physical Assessment; precepting students in clinic.
Native Tribal health & wellness; Innovation in teaching
A Research-based Protocol for New Latino Immigrant Patients in the Primary Care Setting 2019
Healing from Trauma: A Process of Refiguring Identity through History, Memory, and Forgetting, Society for Applied Anthropology 2017
Peer Influences on Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Use Outcomes, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 44:1, 36-44 2012
Native American Youth and Alcohol: Wellness on the Red Road, The Applied Anthropologist, Vol. 27, No. 1 2007
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
California Association for Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau International
National Academies of Practice
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Council on Nursing and Anthropology
Society for Applied Anthropology
Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
Every semester I precept FNP students at my clinic, Native American Health Center, in Oakland. I believe in role modeling for future practitioners.
Board Member of CANP, Alameda/Contra Costa Chapter. It is very important to support our professional organization and to introduce FNP students to this idea.
Graduate Counselor, Nu Xi Chapter At Large of Sigma Theta Tau International. Recognizing scholarly effort is a way to support current students.
Honors & Awards
Faculty of the Year 2016
Nominee for Strommen Dillashaw Award 2016
Excellence In Leadership, Nu Xi at Large Chapter of STTI 2015
Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow, National Academies of Practice and Nursing Academy 2013