Vanessa Kalis DNP APRN ACNPBC CPNPAC CNS RN

SCHOOL OF Nursing and Health Professions

Vanessa Kalis, DNP APRN CNS RN ACNP-BC PNP-AC

Program Director, Adult Gerontology and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

PRIMARY SPECIALTY

Advanced Practice Nursing

CAMPUS

Irvine

Vanessa Kalis, Associate Professor  

Biography

 

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. After earning her DNP, she earned a post-doctoral certificate in Pediatric Acute Care in 2013 and later earned the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator certification in 2016.


Dr. Kalis is an Associate Professor and Director of the Adult-Geriatric Acute Care DNP program in the Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions. During her tenure at Brandman University, she has taught classes in the in the RN-BSN program, BSN-DNP program and the post Masters to DNP program in addition to mentoring DNP students on their Clinical Scholarly Projects. She currently teaches Pathophysiology, Role Transition and the Acute Care specialty courses. She also continues to work as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Her clinical practice includes caring for patients in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit as well as managing cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology patients in the office.  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.
 


Specialty

  • Advanced Practice Nursing

Education

2012
Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Tuoro University

2003
Masters of Nursing, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist

University of California, Los Angeles 

1999
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 

Scholarly Activities

2016
Volunteer Clinical Faculty, University of California, Irvine

2016
Acute Care Exam Committee Member, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

2015
Content Reviewer, Practice Considerations for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPs


Professional Experiences

2010
Nurse Practitioner

Orange County, CA

Assist in the care of patients in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit.

2003
Nurse Practitioner

Orange County, CA

Assist in the care of Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology patients.

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