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Psychological Sciences

Dee Anna Chamberlain NTT Assistant Professor of Gerontology

Office: Todd 337
Phone: (503) 831-4202
Fax: (503)838-8618
E-mail address: chamberd@wou.edu


1995 MSN        California State University, Dominguez Hills

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology

1988 BSN         Oregon Health Sciences University, La Grande Campus

1976 ADN        Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon 


1976                   R.N. License, Oregon #076036591, expires 7/19/2013

2010                   R.N., C.N.S., Oregon #201070009 CNS, expires 7/19/2013

1989                   R.N. License, California #317104, expires 8/31/2012

2000                   R.N., C.N.S., California #1365, Clinical Nurse Specialist License, expires 8/31/12

1998                   Home Health C.N.S., Board Certified. ANCC, expires 11/30/13

1992                   R.N., Gerontological Nursing, Board Certified. ANCC, expires 8/31/13

1989                   P.H.N. California Public Health Nurse 


2011                   Nursing Excellence-California Coalition of Nursing Careers

2006                   RN of the Year-Education, San Joaquin Valley Coalition Nursing Organization 

2003                   Sigma Theta Tau Contribution of Education in the Nursing Community Award

1999                   California Senatorial Award for Outstanding Nursing Care

1997                   VFW National Health Care Professional of the Year Award 

Professional Memberships

2010-present    Polk Community Free Clinic

2005-2009         San Joaquin Valley Nursing Leadership RN of the Year Planning Committee

2004-2009         San Joaquin Valley Academic/Service Partnership Committee

Nursing collaborative with hospital and nursing education

2002-2009         California Vocational Nurse Educators

1999-2009         San Joaquin Valley Nursing Leadership Counsel, Treasurer

1990-2010         Sigma Theta Tau (Mu Nu)

Research Committee (1990-1996)

Treasurer (1997-1999)

Finance chair (1999-2004)

1989-present    Sigma Theta Tau International (Beta Psi)

Professional Experience

2011 - present

Western Oregon University

Assistant Professor

2011 - present                   

Corrections Health Partners

Care Manager

2009 - 2011                     

OHSU School of Nursing, Monmouth


2001 - 2009                      

Madera Community College Center, State Center Community College District, Madera California

Nursing Director

2006 - 2009                      

California State University, Fresno

Faculty Lecturer

2004 - 2007                      

Madera Community Hospital , Madera CA

Home Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

1992 - 2001                                 

Veterans Administration Medical Center-Fresno, California

Home Care Case Manager of chronically ill elderly

Team Leader (1992-1993)

1991 - 1992 

Health Span Home Health, Fresno, California

Director of Nurses                                                     

1990 - 1991 

Sunnyside Convalescent, Fresno, California

Director of Staff Development                                                     

1989 - 1990 

Personal Care Health Services, Fresno, California

Director of Nurses                                                     

1985 - 1989 

Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario, Oregon


1984 - 1989 

Presbyterian Care Center, Ontario, Oregon


1982 - 1985 

XL Home Health, Ontario, Oregon                                              

Staff Nurse

1981 - 1982 

Holy Rosary Hospital, Ontario, Oregon

1978 - 1980 

Rogue Valley Medical Center, Medford, Oregon

1976 - 1978 

Bay Area Hospital, Coos Bay, Oregon

Operating Room Scrub and Circulating Nurse 

Veterans Administration Medical Center Committees

2000 - 2001  Outpatient Board & Pain Management Committee

1997 - 2001  Co-Chair of the Interdisciplinary Education Committee

1994 - 1996  Psy/Mental Health Committee

1992 - 1995  Nursing Boards

1994 - 1995  Secretary

Courses Taught

GERO 480 Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias

GERO 407 Seminar: Chronic Illness


2003 - 2008

Career Ladders, Mexican American Youth Association Annual Conference, Madera CA


Telemedicine’s Role in Home Care - 22nd Annual Central California Research Symposium, California State University, Fresno, CA


Application of Parse’s Theory to In-Home Fall Prevention - Sigma Theta Tau (Mu Nu) Chapter Research Symposium, California State University, Fresno and the Veterans Administration Central California Health Care System, Fresno, CA


Preventing Falls at Home in High Risk Elderly  - Sigma Theta Tau (Mu Nu) Chapter Research Symposium, California State University, Fresno and the Veterans Administration Central California Health Care System, Fresno, CA


Psychological Sciences (503) 838-8344 | or e-mail: kunzel@wou.edu

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