Sarah Campbell

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Assistant Clinical Professor
Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing

D.N.P., The Ohio State University, 2021
M.S., University of California, Irvine, 2011, Nursing
B.S., California State University, Fullerton, 2007, Nursing
A.S., Modesto Junior College, 2000, Nursing

Phone: (949) 824-6042

University of California, Irvine
Berk Hall, 286
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Holistic & Integrative Approaches to Patient Care, Use of Motivational Interviewing to establish Collaborative Patient-Provider Relationships, Self-Care for Healthcare Providers, Care of Older Adults, Education of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Academic Distinctions
2011- Nursing Scholarship- MSN, FNP Program at UC Irvine
2010- HRSA Traineeship Award- MSN, FNP Program at UC Irvine
2009- Awarded the Helen Russell Scholarship- MSN, FNP Program at UC Irvine
1998- Certificate of Achievement in Physiology, Modesto Junior College
Awards and Honors
2021- Dean's Honoree Teaching Excellence Award
2020- "Faculty of The Year," awarded by the MEPN Graduating Class of 2020
2015- Excellent Preceptor Award, MSN Program at UC Irvine
2007 Excellence in performance Improvement for CHF, St. Joseph Hospital
2006- Nominee for Values in Action for Excellence, St. Joseph Hospital
Short Biography
Dr. Sarah Campbell has been a registered nurse for over 20 years and spent the first decade of her nursing career in the acute setting, caring for complex patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Early on she developed a passion for patient education and led a team of nurses to develop and standardize patient education for patients with Heart Failure. Dr. Campbell attended UC Irvine and graduated from the Masters Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program in 2011. She spent the first six years of her career as an FNP in a thriving Internal Medicine practice, caring for complex patients ages 14 and older. She particularly enjoyed seeing multiple generations from one family which allowed her to identify familial patterns and understand their culture, lifestyle, relationships and unique needs. Dr. Campbell joined UCI in 2018 and began teaching in the Master's Entry-level Program in Nursing (MEPN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. She is part of the Faculty Practice in the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing and continues to see patients in two locations on campus. She completed her DNP program in Spring, 2021 and the focus of her final project was to improve the wellbeing and mental health of Nursing Students by implementing an evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills-building Program. Her areas of interest are health promotion and disease prevention, integrative approaches to patient care, chronic disease management, geriatrics, and the use of motivational interviewing to engage patients in self-care.
Professional Societies
California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Healing Touch Professional Association (HTPA)
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
Other Experience
Family Nurse Practitioner
Comprehensive Care Center of Irvine 2012—2017

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