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Gail Petersen Hock DNP, RN, PHCNS-BC, APHN-BC

SCHOOL OF Nursing and Health Professions

Gail Petersen Hock, DNP, RN, PHCNS-BC, APHN-BC

Assistant Professor , Associate Dean and Director of BSN Programs


Clinical Nurse Specialist







Gail Petersen Hock is a board certified public/community health clinical nurse specialist and advanced public health nurse. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Community Health Nursing from Arizona State University. Gail studied epidemiology and public health ethics at Harvard School of Public Health and completed the online Applied Health Informatics Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She earned her DNP at UMass Global. Gail has practiced as a hospital nurse, school nurse, directed outreach clinics for the uninsured and served as faculty in RN-BSN programs. Her specialty area is immunization and reducing the risk of vaccine preventable disease in vulnerable populations. She is actively involved with the United Nations Foundation’s [email protected] program aimed at protecting children worldwide by providing vaccines where they are needed most. Gail is dedicated to helping prepare tomorrow’s nurses with an understanding of health promotion and illness prevention at the population level and the skill set to facilitate policy decisions that result in health for all people.



  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Community and Public Health


Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions - University of Massachusetts Global
Doctorate of Nursing Practice 2018
Clinical Scholarly Project: Questions I'd Wished I'd Asked: Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Option Information for Women by Women


Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
Applied Health Informatics Program - 2011
Project: Development of Readiness Tools for Onboarding Pediatric Practice Electronic Health Record
Systems for HL7 Messaging to the Arizona State Immunization Information System


Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
M.S. Community Health Nursing - 1996
Applied Project: Marketing an Immunization Clinic Using Parental Prompts & Incentives


Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - 1989

Scholarly Activities

Reducing the Risk of Curriculum Drift – a Step-by-Step Strategy for Successful Alignment with

National Standards, American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Development Conference - 2016



Community Health Improvement Project Advisor - 2015-2016

UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Executive Program

Mentorship of six Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) CEOs


Embracing Immunity Community Grant - 2014-2015

The Arizona Partnership for Immunization and the March of Dimes- Arizona Chapter                                

Principle Investigator. A program to improve immunization rates in vulnerable populations of

foster parents, women receiving care in Title X Clinics and pregnant/parenting women living

 in recovery settings.

Professional Experiences

The Arizona Partnership for Immunization, Phoenix, AZ

Program Manager – Community Partnerships - 2013-2015

Program development/delivery. Designed and delivered immunization curriculum for healthcare providers contracted with the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. Preceptor for MPH students


Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Clinical Assistant Professor - 2008-2013

Curriculum development and delivery for an online RN-BSN Program. Preceptor for Nursing Educator graduate students


Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Assistant Director for Clinical Practice and Community Partnerships - 2007-2008

Grant writing and managerial oversight of four academic nursing centers providing  primary care services and clinical rotations for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

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