Pediatric NP Program Director Announced

03/11/16  Portland, Ore.

Program Director Announced

Asma TahaPlease welcome Asma Taha, R.N., Ph.D., into her new role with the OHSU School of Nursing as the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program Director. She comes to us from California State University Fullerton (CSUF) where she was an Associate Professor. Her research expertise is in pediatric nursing, children with neurosurgical and neurological disorders, risk behavior of adolescents and global health. She also studies the use of technology and high-impact teaching practices with college students. Before joining the CSUF's School of Nursing, she was the nursing program director and chief nurse administrator/associate professor at Cal State San Bernardino. She has worked as a pediatric nurse in many hospitals from Jordan University Hospital in Amman, Jordan, to Loma Linda University's Medical Center and Children's Hospital. She was recently awarded an Excellence in Nursing Education award from Loma Linda University. We are thrilled to have her.

We would also like to thank Marti Driessnak, Ph.D., P.N.P.-B.C. for her leadership and service for the past 2 years as the Interim Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Director.