Lisa Day, B.S.N., C.N.S., CCRN, Ph.D.

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Lisa Day graduated from Long Beach City College in California with an Associate Degree in nursing in 1984. She has worked as a nurse in a post-anesthesia recovery room, a medical cardiac intensive care unit, and a neuroscience-critical care unit, and completed her B.S.N, M.S. and Ph.D. (with Patricia Benner) at UCSF School of Nursing. She taught pre-licensure nursing in an accelerated second degree program for 8 years before recently returning to clinical practice and is now the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Neuroscience and Critical Care at UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Day has been involved as a consultant in several projects related to nursing education including the RWJ-funded Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN); the Helene Fuld Health Trust-funded project Evaluating the Outcomes of Accelerated Nursing Education; evaluation of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE); and participated in the 2008 National League for Nursing think tank on Transforming Clinical Nursing Education.