Susan Tiso

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HS Clinical Professor, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
Director DNP/ Nurse Practitioner Program
Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
M.N., University of California, Los Angeles, 1991, Primary Ambulatory Care
D.N.P., The George Washington University, 2011, Nursing
Phone: (949) 824-5056
Fax: (949) 824-0470
University of California, Irvine
252HBerk Hall
Mail Code: 3959
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Standardized Patients in Nurse Practitioner Education, Obesity, Influenza
Academic Distinctions
Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2017
UC Irvine MS/NP Program, Faculty of the Year; 2017
California Association for Nurse Practitioners 2017 Nurse Practitioner of Distinction
15 Top Family Nurse Practitioner Nursing Professors,, 2014
UC Irvine MS/NP Program, Faculty of the Year; 2014
UC Irvine MS/NP Program, Faculty of the Year; 2012
HRSA Doctoral Traineeship Award, The George Washington University, 2010
UC Irvine/California State University, Fullerton; Family Nurse Practitioner Program Faculty of the Year, 2006
Faculty Development Award, UCI, 1999
Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, 1991
Certificate for Distinguished Scholarship, CSU, Statewide Nursing Program, 1990
Who's Who in American Nursing, 1990
Certificate of Excellence and Recognition for Contribution, LBCC Board of Trustees, 1986
Research Abstract
I have been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1991 and earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from The George Washington University.

I began my career as an educator in 1993, and have been dedicated to teaching outstanding nurse practitioners since that time. As a Clinical Professor at UC Irvine since 1995, I have held a variety of leadership positions within Nursing Science, and have developed and taught many of the core courses for the Master of Science/ Nurse Practitioner program.

My clinical practice focus is in urgent care; I have practiced in a variety of settings within UC Irvine Health, with a variety of patient populations. Currently, I practice at Gottschalk Medical Plaza.
Lee, C. T., Phillips, S., Tiso, S., Fitzpatrick, C. (2019). Exploring interpersonal relationships in a nurse-managed clinic and their impact on clinical outcomes. Sage Open (Nursing). Published July 7, 2019. doi:
Open Journal of Nursing, 4, 2014, Prescription for Obesity: Eat Less and Move More. Is it Really that Simple? (co-author); August 2014

Open Journal of Nursing, 3, 2013, Latina Mothers Feeding Their Children: A Focus Group Pilot Study (co-author); June 2013

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 33(1), 2012, Voluntary to Mandatory: Evolution of Strategies and Attitudes toward Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Workers, (co-author) January 2012

Poster Presentation: The George Washington University: School of Nursing: Impact of a Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Program for Healthcare Workers; May 2011

Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 23(5); Effective Use of Interpreters by Family Nurse Practituoner Students: Is Didactic Curriculum Enough? Co-Author), May, 2011

Practicing Clinicians Exchange; Diagnosing and Managing Eye and Ear Infections: A Practical Guide for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, (Co-author), June, 2010

Nursing Clinics of North America, Women’s Health Edition, 44(3); Human Papillomavirus and the HPV Vaccine: Are the Benefits Worth the Risk? (Co-author), September 2009
ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner: Review and Resource Manual; 1st Ed, January 2002; American Nurses Credentialing Center Publishing; Primary Author- Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat Chapters

National Test Bank for Nurse Practitioner Education, Edition 1, 1999 , Edited by Marie-Annette Brown and M. Catherine Crabtree, contributed multiple exam questions on common, acute content for FNPs

Practical Manual for Patient Teaching; Edited by Karen S. Zanders, et al. C.V. Mosby, 1978; Primary Author, 2 Chapters: "The Immobilized Patient" and "Nursing Management of Patients with Surgically Treated Fractured Hips”
Principal Investigator: 2017 OSHPD FNP Base Funding; 2016 OSHPD FNP Base Funding; 2015 OSHPD FNP Base Funding; 2014 OSHPD FNP Base Funding; 2013 OSHPD FNP Base Funding
Professional Societies
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
California Association for Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Tau Chapter
Other Experience
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