Anna Villena

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Anna Liza D. Villena, PhD, FNP, BC, RN

Dr. Villena has 30 years of nursing experience. She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing. She is a board certified (American Nurses Credentialing Center) family nurse practitioner. In addition to her clinical work, she has taught at the Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor. Presently, Dr. Villena serves as a Senior Contributing Faculty at the School of Nursing. She currently teaches in the Nurse Practitioner Program.

Beyond her clinical work and teaching, she has conducted research focusing on providing integrated medical and behavioral care for individuals with co-occurring disorders. Specifically, she has worked on building innovative models aimed at integrating primary care into a community mental health agency--all with the goal to improve health outcomes. She has published and presented papers both at national and international conferences on co-occurring disorders.

Courses Taught

NURS 6531 - Advance Practice Care of Adults

NURS 6541 - Primary Care Adolescent & Child

NURS 6565 - Synthesis in Advance NP Primary Care

NURS 6501 - Advanced Pathophysiology

NURS 6551 - Primary Care of Women


PhD, University of California San Francisco

MSN, San Francisco State University

BSN, San Francisco State