Consistent with Dominican's mission, we educate baccalaureate level nurses who are prepared to provide professionally competent, culturally sensitive, and ethically grounded nursing care, who respect the innate dignity of human life, demonstrate leadership through multidisciplinary collaborations, and model good citizenship within a global community.

The educators and staff at the Department of Nursing work to promote learning in an atmosphere that acknowledges the learner's unique needs and capabilities and provides a system of student support. We believe that mutual inquiry and respect facilitate the teaching-learning process. Recognizing that motivation and self-direction are essential to learning, the teacher serves as facilitator, role model, and resource rather than solely as a transmitter of knowledge and skills.

Learn more about Dominican's Nursing Program


Accreditations and Affiliations

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Dominican University of California’s chapter: Rho Alpha

The Nursing Department has an active chapter of Sigma Nursing Honor Society (Rho Alpha). Students in their senior year and second semester junior year who have achieved academic excellence and have strong recommendations from their faculty are eligible to apply. Members of Sigma have opportunities to further their education and scholarship activities through meetings, conferences, and travel. For more information, see the Sigma website or contact the Nursing Department .

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The baccalaureate program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Dominican University of California is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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Nursing Leadership

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Kendra Hoepper

Associate Professor Chair for Nursing

Contact Information

Faculty and Staff

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Kendra Hoepper

Associate Professor Chair for Nursing
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Andrea Renwanz Boyle

Associate Professor of Nursing
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Olivia Catolico, PhD, RN, CNL

Professor and Co-Assistant Director BSN Program
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Debbie J. Daunt, MSN

Assistant Professor
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Margaret Fink, RN, EdD

Professor of Nursing
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Patricia R. E. Harris, PhD

Adjunct Professor
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Luanne Linnard-Palmer, EdD, MSN, RN

Professor of Nursing/Pediatric Nursing


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Rafael Romo, PhD, PHN, RN

Assistant Professor
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Jeff Fox, MA

Administrative Coordinator
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Jillian Valdez

Admissions Operations Coordinator
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Sadeg Aldolaim

Adjunct Assistant Professor