Tamera ValentaAssistant Professor DNP, FNP
Programs and Courses Taught
BSN N125 Health Assessment, N120, N136 Management of the Adult 1 & 2
ABSN N120 Management of the Adult 1, N125 Health Assessment I, N126 Health Assessment 2,
ELMS Clinical Skills 1 & 2
Doctor of Nursing Practice Mentor
I am a wife, mother, daughter and sister and grandmother (La La!). I grew up on Air Force bases throughout the U.S. until my dad retired and we moved to Woodway, WA where I completed my last two years of high school. After graduation, I moved to southern CA for a few years and then to Danville, where I've raised my husband, two sons, a daughter, a dog and now my grandson!
I began my nursing career after completing an ADN program in Seattle, WA. I returned to school in the 'Statewide Nursing Program' at CSU.. Since being hired at SMC/SMU, I have completed an MSN in Case Management, MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner, and DNP with a focus on transgender health care.
DNP- 2017; MSN-FNP 2011; MSN-CM 2007, BSN 2005; ADN 1980
Health Assessment, Fundamentals, Introduction to Nursing
Very interested in student outcomes regarding use of EAQ's and HESI and NCLEX.
Transgender care, access to health care issues.
Experiences of transgender individuals when accessing health care: a qualitative systematic review protocol.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
AACN, NLN, Sigma- Nu Xi Chapter at Large
Sigma Theta Tau: Nu Xi Chapter at Large- (10 years on Board as Faculty Counselor and VP)
Youth Bridge Program (I organized and taught 130 high school students vital signs during the 12 week program; 4 years)
Honors & Awards
Sigma Theta Tau - Excellence in Education Award 2018
Nominated for SMU Faculty of the Year 2017
ABSN Teacher of the Year 2007, 2011
Teaching with your Hair on Fire Award 2010