Kathleen Penzes

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
B.S. Nursing (BSN)

Dr. Kathleen M. Penzes received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of San Francisco in 2013. Her thesis focused on the creation of a checklist to position merging organizations for success. She currently serves as a Contributing Faculty member in the BSN program at Walden University. Kathleen holds a specialty certifications in Advanced Nursing Administration. Kathleen has previously taught at the Nursing Master's level at California State University, Fullerton in the area of health care economics. Kathleen has served in leadership positions for a wide variety of inpatient units and has demonstrated expertise in regulatory, compliance, and ethical practice in health care. Kathleen serves as a Practice Consultant for clinical and professional practice issues for the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Education

BS, California State University Chico

BSN, California State University Sacramento

MSN, University of California Los Angeles

DNP, University of San Francisco

Public Service

Cities and Special Districts Chair/San Luis Obispo Grand Jury, Chair - San Luis Obispo

Awards / Honors

Excellence in Nursing Leadership, ACNL, 2010

Nursing Leadership Excellence, St. Joseph Hospital, 2011

Values in Action Award: Dignity, St. Joseph Hospital, 2007

Presentations

Penzes, K. (2005). Building Bridges From Research to Practice. NDNQI and CALNOC

Penzes, K. (2005). Building Bridges From Research to Practice. NDNQI and CALNOC

Penzes, K. M. (2015). DNP: Evidence in Action. CSU Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Penzes, K. M. (2006). Falls: Preventing a Series of Unfortunate Events. ACNL

Penzes, K. M. (2006). From Vision to Value; Roadmap for Success, setting a Course for Quality. CALNOC

Penzes, K. M. (2015). The "Operations Hub"_ A Redesign of Nursing Roles to Support Patient Flow and Clinical Support at the Bedside. ACNL

Penzes, K. M. (2014). The "Operations Hub"- A Redesign of Nursing Roles to Support Patient Flow and Clinical Support at the Bedside. ANCC

Penzes, K. M. (2014). The "Operations Hub"-A redesign of Nursing Roles to Support Patient Flow and Clinical Support at the Bedside. Sigma Theta Tau

Penzes, K. M. (2016). The Dignity Health Way. Dignity Health