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.
Nursing Leadership Competencies
Nursing Issues and Trends
BS, California State University Chico - Chico, CA United States
BSN, California State University Sacramento - Sacramento, CA United States
MSN, University of California Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA United States
DNP, University of San Francisco - San Francisco, CA United States
Cities and Special Districts Chair/San Luis Obispo Grand Jury, Chair - San Luis Obispo, CA United States
Awards / Honors
Excellence in Nursing Leadership, ACNL, 2010
Nursing Leadership Excellence, St. Joseph Hospital, 2011
Values in Action Award: Dignity, St. Joseph Hospital, 2007
Penzes, K. M. (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.