Joanne Saxe, RN, DNP, FAAN
I have been a health professions educator for 32 years and a primary care NP, largely for vulnerable adult populations, for over 35 years. I have led graduate nursing curricula reformations that have been supported by several federal training; and innovations and private foundation grants. My contributions have resulted in substantial curricular changes that link classroom education to learning in health care and policy settings. As part of my dedication to advanced nursing education and practice, I have been a vanguard of innovative practice models with a focus on vulnerable populations, for example, tele-health consultation services, nurse-managed health centers and inter-professional, patient centered medical homes. I am currently involved in the nationally acclaimed San Francisco Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Center for Primary Care Education where I have precepted inter-professional trainees, mentored clinician educators and participated in the performance improvement curriculum. I also advocate for educational and practice improvements through my consultation and leadership roles; Academy of Medical Educators’ and other professional organization involvement; publications; and national and international presentations. I regularly consult with nursing faculty from around the world on emerging trends in advance nursing education and practice.
D.N.P., 2009 - Nursing Leadership in Education, Rush University
M.S., 1982 - Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner, University of California
B.S., 1976 - Nursing, Syracuse University
Honors and Awards
Academy of Medical Educators Service Award, UCSF, 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF, School of Nursing, 2017 Academy of Medical Educators Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, UCSF, 2016 Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF, 2015 Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Scholar, UCSF, 2015 Lifelong Learning in Interprofessional Education Award, Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award, Overall Teaching, UCSF, School of Nursing, Faculty, 2013 Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, American Academy of Nursing, 2011 Kaiser Community Benefits Scholar, Kaiser Foundation, 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF, School of Nursing, 2009 Teaching Enrichment Award, UCSF, School of Nursing, 2007 UCSF-Coro Faculty Leadership Collaborative, UCSF, 2006-2007 MS Students' Class Marshall, UCSF, School of Nursing, 2006 Outstanding Faculty Practice Award, National Organization of NP Faculties, 2005 Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF, School of Nursing, 1998 Achievement for Primary Care Education, Pew Health Professions Commission, 1995 Teacher of the Year Award, UCSF, School of Nursing, 1995