Rigoberto Picazo

Instructor MSN, FNP

Programs and Courses Taught

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

N670 Family Centered Advanced Practice Nursing, N676 Care of Chronic and Complex Conditions, N678 Clinical Practicum

About Me

I am truly honored to be a Nurse Practitioner, and especially privileged to be in the teaching profession as an Instructor for the Family Nurse Practitioner program.  Prior to being in healthcare, I spent nearly a decade working for a Fortune 500 company in consulting and educating roles across the 12 western states.  I was offered a TA position while completing my last semester in the FNP program, where I became passionate about instructing.  I have been a Nurse Practitioner in a Heart and Vascular clinic, providing care to patients with various cardiovascular conditions.  I thoroughly enjoy providing care and patient education, to empower a person to participate and invest in their health care, for a better quality of life. 


Samuel Merritt University, Masters of Science in Nursing, FNP, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Bachelors of Science, International Business

Teaching Interests

lipid disorders, heart failure, diabetes, mental health and muculoskeletal disorders. 

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Graduating Student Award for Class of 2016 FNP Program