Director for the Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Charleen Singh is the director for the Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. As director of the DNP-FNP program, she leads the preceptorship program as well as develops the prelicensure nursing program’s clinical operations.

Singh has a strong pediatrics background and teaches primarily in the family nurse practitioner and Master’s Entry Program in Nursing. Prior to her director role, she was a part-time faculty member with the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing for six years.  She continues to support the San Jose State University Valley Foundation School of Nursing Wound Ostomy program. She has also served as adjunct faculty at Dominican University of California School of Nursing as a pediatric professor and pediatric clinical instructor. 

Singh earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from University of British Columbia in 1997. She then completed the wound ostomy continence program at Emory University in 2009, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Phoenix in 2010. She completed the University of Phoenix nurse practitioner program in 2012 and earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Healthcare Services from Walden University in 2017 and an MBA from Western Governors University in 2022. 

Having spent much of her nursing practice focused on pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, she helped develop best practices in pediatric wound and ostomy care. Singh also focused on pediatrics for her doctoral work. Her dissertation was on the Impact of Pediatric Nursing Interventions on Pressure Injuries. Her nursing practice spans multiple hospitals and clinics from Canada down the West Coast through Seattle and the Bay Area. She has collaborated with children’s hospitals across the country in developing best practices and research for pediatric pressure injury prevention. Singh's clinical experience spans across the age spectrum and practice with recent experience as a surgical nurse practitioner at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara and nursing supervisor at Sutter Auburn Faith. 

Singh is internationally recognized for her poster and podium presentations on pediatric wound care. She has been published in the Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing as well as contributing to wound, ostomy and continence curriculum. She served a subject matter expert for both the Institute for Pediatric Innovations and the Hospital Quality Institute. She is a member of the International Society of Pediatric Innovation and the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Society.

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