Sandy Phan, D.N.P., R.N., N.P.D.-B.C., C.R.R.N.
Dr. Sandy Phan is a Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Specialist at the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing, UC Davis Health. She received her Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) from San Jose State University. Her DNP project focused on implementing evidence-based education, "Promoting Civility: Addressing Bullying in New Graduate Nurses Using Simulation and Cognitive Rehearsal," and the manuscript was accepted for publication in the Journal of NPD.
She is an active member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), Association of NPD, and Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL). She has participated as a national subject matter expert on integrating scope and standards into academia and practice. Additionally, she served on the ACNL South Bay Chapter Board of Directors from 2021 to 2022.
Dr. Phan has over nine years of nursing experience at large academic healthcare systems (Stanford Health Care and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Palo Alto). She is specialty certified in NPD and rehabilitation and has held various NPD positions as a service-line educator, enterprise-wide program manager, and consultant. She has spearheaded enterprise-wide projects in standardizing orientation and developing initial and ongoing competencies.
She is passionate about creating and sustaining healthy work environments and facilitating the professional role development of nurses along the continuum from novice to expert to promote safe, quality care. Dr. Phan's areas of interest are in promoting civility, developing NPD practitioners, and contributing to education practice scholarship.