Angel Kuo, RN, MSN, PNP

Clinical Prof & Vice-Chair
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2 Koret Way, Rm 411J
UCSF Box 0606
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

Angel K Chen, PNP is a Clinical Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Family Health Care Nursing in the School of Nursing. Ms. Chen also serves as the School of Nursing Faculty Lead for the Program in Interprofessional Practice and Education at UCSF, and Co-Chair of the IPE Curriculum Development Working Group (CDWG). She is one of the faculty for the UCSF Coursera course: Collaboration and Communication in Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, launched in Sept 2014, and on the committee to develop the Teach for UCSF Interprofessional Education Teaching Certificate. Ms. Chen is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF, and received the Overall Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Nursing in 2016.

Ms. Chen's educational research (funded through UCSF Medical Center and School of Nursing Clinical Nurse Research Award) was focused on IPE in the clinical setting, studying how interprofessional faculty preceptors adjust teaching and enhance IPE in the clinical setting for advanced practice nursing and medical learners. This project lead to the next phase which is a funded-trial for Interprofessional training for preceptors and learners in the clinical setting at San Francisco General Hospital. As a result, Ms. Chen now leads the Preceptor Development Program for the HRSA ANE Grant - CV CARE, providing faculty and preceptor training in California Central Valley, partnering with Central Valley Health Network, allowing for more NP students to be trained in the Central Valley with the hopes of increasing the health professional workforce in the region.

In the Vice Chair role, Ms. Chen mentors faculty with their Merit/Promotion process at UCSF, and works closely with clinical faculty on their faculty practice at various clinical sites and development. Prior to serving as the Vice Chair, she was the Specialty Director for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. She currently teaches in a variety of courses for the PNP program and also coordinated PNP Clinical Placements for the students, working with our excellent pool of clinical preceptors/volunteer faculty. Ms. Chen lead the implementation of the online clinical tracking system for the SON MS students.

Ms. Chen's clinical practice is at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital in the Pediatric Urology Clinic (Childrens Health Center). She enjoys working with the Urology Chief Residents and PNP students in caring for children and families of SFGH, managing conditions such as phimosis, retractile testis, UTI, hydronephrosis, vesicoureteral reflux, and dysfunctional voiding/enuresis.
Visiting Professorship, Soka University, Japan, 2017
Harvard Graduate School of Education Management Development Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2016
Overall Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF School of Nursing, 2016
Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF, 2015
University Community Partnership Grant: Injury Prevention Program at Family Connections, Part III, UCSF, 2014
Interprofessional Education at SFGH: Bridging NP and Medical Learners in the Clinical Setting, UCSF Library and Interprofessional Education Instructional Grants Program, 2014
University Community Partnership Grant: Injury Prevention Program at Family Connections, Part II, UCSF, 2013
University Community Partnership Grant: Injury Prevention Program at Family Connections, UCSF, 2012
UCSF-Coro Introduction to Leadership Program, UCSF, 2012
Clinical Nurse Research Award, UCSF Medical Center and School of Nursing, 2012
Teaching Scholars Program, UCSF School of Medicine, 2011
Excellence in Creating a Supportive Learning Environment Teaching Award, UCSF School of Nursing, 2011
Leadership Development Grant, Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Eta Chapter, 2009
BSN, 1995 - School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles
Advanced Practice Nursing
Preceptor Development
Bladder Bowel Dysfunction
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
Interprofessional Education
Pediatric Urology
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Faculty Development
Advanced Practice Nursing