Dr. Jen Rinaldo

Assistant Professor

Academic Education

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program, Nursing, 2008- 2011
Academic Distinction: Graduated with Honors, Magna Cum Laude

Masters of Science in Nursing, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), 2008
​Master's degrees in Science of Nursing
Academic Distinction: Graduated with Honors, Magna Cum Laude

Bachelors of Science in Nursing, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH),2005
Bachelor's degree in Science of Nursing
Academic Distinction: Graduated with Honors, Magna Cum Laude

Associate of Science in Nursing, Grossmont College, 1999 • Associate Degree in Nursing
Distinction: Graduate with Honors,Cum Laude.

Undergraduate
University of Notre Dame de Namur, Pre-med academia

Academic Honors & Awards

  • CSU Stanislaus CEGE Center GA Student Position Award (Fall semester), 2013
  • Faculty Sponsor for Mahsa Takhsha's Constantino and Clementia Demergasso Bava Fellowship (Spring semester), 2013
  • The Delores Jones Scholarship Award, 2009
  • The California Endowment/ American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Scholarship, 2008
  • The Betty Moore Fellowship, 2008
  • The 2008 William and Jacquelyn Tobias Foundation Scholarship
  • The California Latino Medical Association (CaLMA) Hispanic Scholarship, 2008, round I and round II
  • MTPCCR Doctoral Application Support Award (DASA) award, 2007
  • National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA) Mentee Scholarship, 2007
  • MTPCCR's UCSF campus student advisor for the 2007-2008 academic year
  • 2007 Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) scholarship to attend the Careers in Cancer Control Research Summer Institute.
  • The Humanism Award at the University of California, Los Angeles, 2003.
  • The Honors at Entrance/ Belmont scholarship at Notre Dame de Namur, 1995

Professional Honors & Awards

Speaker introduction at the Best Practices in Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium, 2007 EMR team consultation and participation with the El\IlR go-live implementation of Epic computerized based charting @ UC Davis Medical Center, 2006

Research Work Experience

Department of Pediatric Nephrology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II (2007-2008) PhD Dissertation Research Study, 2010

Teaching Work Experience

Department of Nursing, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (08111- current)
School of Nursing
Adult Health Nursing I & IT,Transcultural Nursing, Senior Clinical Practicum, Simulation Coordinator

Department of Nursing, Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento, CA
CLINICAL NURSE EDUCATOR (2006)
Cardiac Progressive Care Unit
Post-surgical Cardiac population

Professional Clinical Work Experience

School of Nursing, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA ASSISTANTPROFESSOR (08111- current)
Adult Health Nursing II Clinical Instructor

School of Nursing, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA ADJUNCT CLINICAL FACULTY (20 11)
Adult Health Nursing II Clinical Instructor

Department of Nursing, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA CLINICAL RESOURCE NURSE, CN III (8/05- 8/06)
Cardiac ICU (CICD)
CLINICAL NURSE II (10/04-8/05)
Interventional Radiology

Department of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
CLINICAL NURSE II (2001-10/04)

Medical Intensive Care Unit (M.I.C.D.)

Westside Internal Medicine, Santa Monica, CA
REGISTERED NURSE (2004)

Department of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
CLINICAL NURSE 1(1999-2001)
4 East Medical Observational Unit (M.O.D.)

Significant Training/Continuing Education

  • UCSF Health Disparities Research Symposium, 2013
  • American Heart Association Scientific Sessions Conference, 2013
  • Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association Webinar: The Obesity Paradox: Is it all about Cardiovascular Fitness, 2013
  • Laerdal SimMom Simulation Training, 2013
  • Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium, 2013
  • FCETL Workshop: Quality Online Learning & Teaching Course Assessment 3-day Workshop at CSU Stanislaus, 2013
  • FCETL Workshop: Safe Zone Workshop at CSU Stanislaus, 2013
  • Secrets to Policy and Systems Change for Building Healthy Communities Conference, 2013 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Faculty Development Conference, 2013 Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, 2013
  • Magic in Teaching 2012 Conference, 2012
  • American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium Conference, 2012
  • Laerdal SimBaby Simulation Training, 2012
  • American Heart Association Scientific Sessions Conference, 2012
  • The California Wellness Foundation's Conference on Women's Health, 2012
  • Sigma Theta Tau's Phenotypes and Genotypes Conference, 2009
  • American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions Conference, 2009
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2009
  • Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute's 7th Annual Best Practices in Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium,2008
  • National Coalition of Ethnic Minorities Nursing Association (NCEMNA) Conference,
  • 2008
  • USCF Update in Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Symposium, 2007
  • Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute's 6th Annual Best Practices in Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium, 2007
  • Sutter Heart Nursing Symposium, 2007
  • HFSA Primary Care Symposium, 2007
  • Sutter Cardiovascular Symposium, 2006
  • Mercy Heart Conference, 2006
  • Trends in Cardiovascular Nursing Conference, 2006
  • Issues in Critical Care Conference, 2005
  • Cultural Care Diversity Conference, 2004
  • International Consensus Conference on Challenges in End of Life care in the ICU, 2003 Advanced Hemodynamics Course in the ICU, 2002
  • Preceptor Workshop, 2002
  • Cardiology Symposium, 2002
  • Ethics Conference, 2001 & 2002

Professional Leadership

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation NCIN Doctoral Advancement in Nursing Project Mentor, 2013
  • American Heart Association Volunteer Leadership Forum Member, 2013
  • Vice President of the San Francisco/ Bay Area Chapter of National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), 2009-2011
  • Student representative of the u.C.S.F. School of Nursing Alumni Association Board, 2009-2010
  • Nursing Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award Committee, 2009-2010 Nursing Alumni Association Publications Committee member, 2009-2010
  • Nursing Alumni Association Scholarships Committee member, 2009-2010
  • Chair of the U.C.S.F. Doctoral Forum Committee, 2009-2010
  • Invited to serve as a Campus Community Center Advisory Council (CCCAC) Member at UC.S.F. for the 2008-2009 and again for the 2009-2010 academic years
  • Lloyd Dean Challenge: Nurse Leader Training Camp, 2006
  • Retained an active Charge Nurse position in the MICU & relief charge in the CICU
  • Work performance evaluated as consistently meets or exceeds expectations
  • Co-chaired the Primary Nurse Council in CICU & served as a Primary Nurse Council representative @ UC.D.M.C., 2005-2006
  • Safety Officer ofCICU @ UC.D.M.C., 2005-2006
  • Assisted in the New Grad (RN) Orientation Training Program @ UC.L.A
  • Co-chair of the Acuity Committee in the MICU @ Uc.L.A., 2003-2004
  • Member of the Ethics Committee in the MICU @ Uc.L.A., 2002- 2004
  • Co-chair of the Rewards & Recognitions Committee in the MICU, 2002-2004 while Successfully developing strategies for ongoing staff satisfaction with initiation of a Recognition Program within the MICU @ UC.L.A
  • Awarded the Humanism Award @ Uc.L.A., 1112003

Service

School of Nursing Representative for Science Day, 2013
Faculty & Frozen Yogurt Peer Academic Leaders Training for CSU Stanislaus Housing and Residential Life, 08/2013
Sigma Theta Tau International (Rho Tau Chapter) Nursing Camp, 06/2013
Turlock Elementary School Presentation on the Profession of Nursing, OS/2013 Council Member of the American Heart Association's Cardiovascular and Stroke

Nursing Council, 2013
Campus Community Center Advisory Council Member at U.C.S.F., 2009-2010

Given to D. Tavernier for 2/14 BRN visit 5

Allen Temple Baptist Church 30th Annual Holistic Health Affair "Yes We Can Reclaim or Health and Wealth", 08/2009
Participant of the Cinco De Mayo Community Service Health Event at Delores Park sponsored by the American Society of Hypertension, 05/2009

Participant ofthe U.C.S.F. High School Outreach Conference, 04/2009

Committee Participation:
Departmental:
Medical Surgical Committee member, 20 l l-current
ASBSN Concept Based Curriculum Committee member, 2012
Program Evaluation Committee (Standard I Policy & Procedures) member, 2012-current Graduate Curriculum Committee member, 2012-current
Medical Surgical Search Committee Member for College of Science, 2013

College:
Psychology Department Institutional Review Board Committee Member, 2012- current

University:
IRB Committee 2012-current

Professional Affiliations

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) California Faculty Association (CFA)
  • Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) Transcultural Nursing Society (TNS)

Research & Presentations

  • UCSF Health Disparities Research Symposium, Poster Presentation, 2013
  • Center for Nursing Research & Innovation 15th Annual Research in Action Day, Poster Presentation, 2013
  • Central California Center Evidence Based Research Conference, Poster Presentation, 2013 Research Day, 2010, Poster Presentation
  • Sigma Theta Tau's Phenotypes and Genotypes Conference, Podium Presentation, 2009 MTPCCR's "Getting in and Getting through a Doctoral Program", Panelist, 2009

Licensure/Certification

  • Registered Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • BCLS-(Basic Cardiac Life Support) certification