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About Patricia Harris

Learning is a dynamic, life-long process. The most meaningful educational experiences occur when the development of knowledge is related to the fulfillment of the students’ own goals. Assuring that the learning experience is directly relevant to student needs is an essential component of my approach to teaching. I enjoy empowering others to apply the nursing theories and skills, learned in the classroom or simulation laboratory, to patients in real life settings. 

As a teacher of nursing, I consider my work to be an extension of my own nursing practice and expertise. Imparting research knowledge to students is particularly important to me, as I believe this helps students to recognize reliable sources of information and use the best evidence to support their nursing practice. Becoming adept in the research process from conception through implementation to public presentation of findings helps instill students with an appreciation of the evidence-based approach. 

I truly enjoy providing the opportunity for my students to become familiar with the rich and diverse human experience that nursing offers. With intelligence and compassion, I strive to teach my students to care for others in the way they would want their own loved ones to be treated. As an educator, I feel privileged to learn, evolve, and grow along with my students.

Positions

August 2014 Present Assistant Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Nursing
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20122014 Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Francisco ‐ School of Nursing
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20092014 Lab Coordinator, University of California, San Francisco ‐ Electrocardiographic (ECG) Monitoring Research Laboratory
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20092014 Lecturer and Clinical Educator, Humboldt State University ‐ BSN Program
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20072012 Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, San Francisco ‐ School of Nursing, Department of Physiological Nursing
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20102011 Assistant Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Nursing
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20092010 Clinical Teaching Resident, Teaching Assistant, University of California, San Francisco ‐ School of Nursing, Department of Physiological Nursing
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20042007 Staff & Charge RN, Mad River Community Hospital ‐ Intensive Care Unit
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19962007 Staff Development RN Educator, Mad River Community Hospital
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20032005 Staff RN, per diem, Mad River Community Hospital ‐ Emergency Department
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20032004 RN Clinician & Case Manager, Mad River Community Hospital ‐ Home Health Service
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19982003 Staff & Charge RN, Mad River Community Hospital ‐ Intensive Care Unit
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19971998 Newborn RN, Mad River Community Hospital ‐ Birth Center, Labor & Delivery, Maternal
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19961997 Staff RN, Mad River Community Hospital ‐ Medical-Surgical Floor
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Open Access Funding Award, Library of the University of California, San Francisco, and the California Digital Library (2014)
  • Century Club Award for Doctoral Dissertation Research, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
  • Graduate Student Research Award, Graduate Division, University of California, San Francisco (2011)
  • Research Poster Award, "Comparison heart rate variability and one-year survival in acute coronary syndrome", 2010
  • Critical Care/Trauma Scholarship, 2009
  • Betty Irene Moore Nursing PhD Fellowship, 2007-2010
  • Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, 2006
  • Swacina Scholarship for Nursing Masters' Education, 2004
  • Mad River Community Hospital Volunteers' Scholarship for Nursing Advancement, 2000
  • Mad River Community Hospital Volunteers' Nursing Student Scholarship, 1995
  • Nursing Baccalaureate Community Scholarship, 1994

Courses

  • Nursing Research
  • Foundations of Pharmacology
  • Directed Research I - II
  • Pharmacology and Nursing Care
  • Advanced-Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical

Education

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20072012 Ph.D., University of California - San Francisco
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20002006 M.S., California State University - Sacramento
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19931996 B.S., Humboldt State University
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19911993 Nursing Prerequisites, College of the Redwoods
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Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

415.482.1947

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Articles and Abstracts (17)

Contributions to Books (1)

Presentations (17)