Assistant Clinical Professor

Tia K. Joseph is an assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She serves as faculty for the Master's Entry in Nursing Program and also teaches within the school’s other graduate-degree programs.

A nurse with 11 years of clinical experience caring for diverse patient populations in a level I trauma center, Joseph first joined the school’s faculty team in 2021 as a clinical instructor for the entry-level master’s-degree program. In that role, she guided students and developed education materials. She is currently a Doctor of Philosophy student at the school and expects to earn a doctorate in 2024. Her dissertation research aims to support caregivers of dementia patients to improve their well-being.

During both her scholarly and nursing experiences, Joseph contributed to the development of new practitioners through clinical practice, education and leadership. As a clinical nurse, she cared for patients with multiple comorbidities in medical-surgical and progressive care settings. Throughout her career, she sharpened her skills through education and sharing of knowledge with other health care providers across a variety of formats and platforms. In her recent experience as a clinical instructor, she developed scholarly material that accounts for variations in students’ learning styles.

Joseph completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of San Francisco in 2007. After 11 years as a nurse and nurse manager for Stanford Hospitals and Clinics in Palo Alto, California, she enrolled in the Master of Science — Leadership Degree Program at the UC Davis School of Nursing and graduated in 2018. She also earned a Health Professions Educator Graduate Academic Certificate and the Family Caregiving Graduate Academic Unit Certificate at the School of Nursing. She was admitted as a doctoral student in 2020.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She presented her caregiving research in both podium and poster presentations.

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