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About Cara M. Gallegos

Dr. Cara Gallegos joined the faculty of the School of Nursing at Boise State University in 2013. She has a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of New Mexico, and BSCN and MSN degrees from the University of Alberta. Before coming to Boise State, Dr. Gallegos taught at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire and at the University of New Mexico. Her specialty is in pediatric nursing and she is also Manager of Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes at St. Luke's Children's Hospital in Boise.


2018 Present Associate Dean in Residence, Boise State University Graduate College
2013 Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University School of Nursing


Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • 2011 & 2012 - Provost's Honor's Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • 2010 - Jane Moore Writing Award, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • 2006 - Outstanding Critical Care Nurse, American Association of Critical Care Nurses


  • Cross-Cultural Health
  • Families and Children with Health Deviations
  • Nursing Care of Families, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents with Health Deviations
  • Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Population Health

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Articles (5)

Unpublished Papers (1)

Presentations (6)