Rosalind ‘Roz’ McNiesh de Lisser, M.S., A.P.R.N., F.N.P., P.M.H.N.P.
Associate Clinical Professor
Rosalind “Roz” de Lisser is an associate clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. A psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, she teaches the psychosocial wellness and illness course in the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing and also teaches in the UC Multi-Campus Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate program, a UC collaborative with UCSF and UCLA. As an educator, de Lisser engages with students through process and reflection. She is particularly interested in bringing real-life experiences to coursework as well as developing innovative experiential courses to build skills and inform attitudes.
de Lisser brings years of experience as a clinician and educator to UC Davis. In practice since 2003, she is dually certified as a family and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). She has worked exclusively in integrated care settings engaging patients in both primary care and mental health care. Before coming to UC Davis, she was on faculty at UCSF School of Nursing, serving as program director of the PMHNP program and then later Director of the UC Multi-Campus Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate program.
de Lisser earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and later earned a Master of Science in Nursing Degree at the University of Virginia. She was then a fellow of Advanced Heath Professions Education Evaluation and Research at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Administration, during which she earned a certificate in Health Professions Education. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from Vanderbilt University with a focus on understanding the relationship between psychological safety and burnout in nurse practitioners working in hierarchies.
Widely recognized for her work in psychiatric nursing, she has received numerous awards for her contributions in practice and education including the 2020 National Award for Excellence in Education from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the 2020 Conference Best Workshop Award from the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use and Addiction.
She is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Society of Psychiatric Nursing, the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use and Addiction, the Academy of Communication and Healthcare, the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She has presented at numerous international, national and regional conferences.
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