Vanessa Kalis, DNP, ACNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNS, RN

Vanessa Kalis, DNP, ACNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNS, RN

Program Director, , Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner


P (949) 514-7018

16355 Laguna Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92618
Vanessa Kalis

Dr. Kalis is a board certified Nurse Practitioner in Adult Acute Care and Pediatric Acute Care who specializes in intensive care, cardiology, congenital heart disease and cardiac electrophysiology. She received her BSN degree in Nursing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her MSN in Nursing with a dual concentration as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist is from University of California at Los Angeles. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP) from Touro University in Nevada.

She is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Adult-Geriatric Acute Care DNP program and Director of the the Pediatric Acute Care Program, which are BSN to DNP programs in the Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions. She teaches in the RN-BSN program, BSN-DNP program and the post Masters to DNP program and also mentors DNP students. In addition to teaching, she also continues to work as an acute care nurse practitioner in a private cardiology group, caring for both cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology patients and at a children's hospital caring for patients in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit. Her research interests include cardiac and pulmonary disorders, moving evidence into practice, remote technology practices for health care, and using technology and high fidelity in nursing education.