Dr. Sandy Phan (she/her) is a Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Specialist at UC Davis Health. She received her DNP degree from San Jose State University. She has over a decade of nursing experience at large academic health care systems (Veteran Affairs, Stanford Health Care). She is certified in NPD (advanced), evidence-based practice (EBP), and rehabilitation. She has held various positions as an NPD specialist, educator, program manager, and consultant, leading programs in mentorship, EBP, leadership, and competency assessment.

She has published articles on promoting civility and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and is a peer-reviewer for the Core Curriculum for NPD (6 ed.) and the Journal of NPD. She also disseminates her scholarly work at local, regional, and national conferences. She enjoys precepting doctoral students and mentoring peers to elevate nursing practice. In 2024, Dr. Phan received the Association for NPD Champion for Scientific Inquiry Award.

She is an active member of multiple professional nursing organizations and has participated as a national subject matter expert on integrating scope and standards into academia and practice. Additionally, Dr. Phan has served on the local chapter Board of Directors for the Association of California Nurse Leaders since 2021 to develop leaders in the community and received the 2023 Contribution to Sacramento Sierra Nurse Leader Chapter Award. She is the chair-elect for the DEI committee for the Association for NPD.

Dr. Phan is passionate about creating and sustaining healthy work environments and facilitating professional role development of nurses along the continuum from novice to expert to promote safe and quality care. Her areas of interest are developing NPD practitioners and leaders, charting a path toward health equity, and contributing to education practice scholarship.

E-mail: sanphan@ucdavis.edu