Vanessa Kalis DNP, APRN, CNS, ACNP-BC, PNP-AC
Dr. Vanessa Kalis, DNP, ACNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNS, CHSE, RN
Advanced Practice Nursing Acute Care
Dr. Kalis is a board-certified nurse practitioner in adult acute care and pediatric acute care who specializes in intensive care, cardiology, congenital heart disease and cardiac electrophysiology. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her Master of Science in Nursing with a dual concentration as an acute care nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist is from University of California at Los Angeles. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Touro University in Nevada. After earning her DNP, she earned a post-doctoral certificate in pediatric acute care in 2013 and later earned the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator certification in 2016.
Dr. Kalis is an associate professor and director of the Adult-Geriatric Acute Care DNP program in the Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions. During her tenure at University of Massachusetts Global, she has taught classes in the in the RN-BSN program, BSN-DNP program and the post-master's to DNP program in addition to mentoring DNP students on their Clinical Scholarly Projects. She currently teaches pathophysiology, role transition and the acute care specialty courses. She also continues to work as an acute care nurse practitioner. Her clinical practice includes caring for patients in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit as well as managing cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology patients in the office. Her research interests include cardiac and pulmonary disorders, moving evidence into practice, remote technology practices for health care, and using technology and high fidelity in nursing education.
- Advanced Practice Nursing Acute Care
University of California, Los Angeles
Volunteer Clinical Faculty, University of California, Irvine
Acute Care Exam Committee Member, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Content Reviewer, Practice Considerations for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPs
Orange County, CA
Assist in the care of patients in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit.
Orange County, CA
Assist in the care of Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology patients.