Fall 2019

Section 1252 of NR75.1A
Fundamentals of Professional Nursing -- : Aug 19 - Dec 13 2019

Section 1253 of NR75B
Nursing Care of Medical-Surgical and Psychiatric Clients -- : Aug 19 - Dec 12 2019

Section 1254 of NR75B
Nursing Care of Medical-Surgical and Psychiatric Clients -- : Aug 19 - Dec 12 2019

Section 1255 of NR75C
Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill, Perinatal and Pediatric Pt -- : Aug 19 - Dec 15 2019

Section 1256 of NR75C
Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill, Perinatal and Pediatric Pt -- : Aug 19 - Dec 12 2019

Section 1257 of NR75D
Advanced Care of Acutely Ill -- : Aug 19 - Dec 13 2019

Office hours vary by week and are posted online and outside of my office. Please see below. I recommend that you make an appointment to ensure that I have time dedicated to you. You can make an appointment using this link:

Fall 2019 Office Hours 
August 21 from 3-4 pm
August 22 from 1-3 pm
August 26, 27, and 28 from 2-3 pm
September 3 from 2-3 pm
September 5 from 1-3 pm
September 12 from 1-4 pm
September 19 from 1-4 pm
September 23 from 10-11 am
September 26 from 1-3 pm
October 4 from 11-2 pm (phone only - make an appointment)
October 7 from 10-12 pm (Cancelled)
October 8 from 3:00-4:30 pm

October 10 from 1-2:30 pm

October 17 from 12:30-3:30 pm
October 24 from 10-11 am and 1-3 pm 
October 28 from 3-5 pm
October 31 from 10-11 am (phone only- make an appointment)
November 6 from 11-3 pm 
November 14 from 12:30-3:30 pm
November 20 from 3-4 pm (clinical only)
November 21 from 1-3 pm
November 24 from 1:30-4 pm
November 27 from 3-3:30 pm (clinical only)
December 2 from 09:30-12:30 pm
December 9 from 1-4 pm
December 19 from 12:30-3:30 pm 

PhD in Education, Professional Studies - Nursing, Capella University, 2008

Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2005

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2003

Associate Degree in Nursing, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1992

Academic Experience: 

Lecturer, BSN and MSN Programs, Sonoma State University 2016-present

Senior Contributing Faculty, MSN and Doctoral Programs; Nursing Education Specialty, Walden University 2010-current

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~ John Dewey

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

Injury Prevention

Nursing Education

Social Justice and Health Equity

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Air & Surface Transport Nursing Association, Member

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses, Member

American Nurses Association, Member

California Quad Council, Member (2017-2019)

  • Leadership position representing COADN
  • Quad Council includes leaders from CACN, COADN, ANA/C, and ACNL

California Organization of ADN Program Directors – North

  • Past President (July 2018 to July 2020)
  • President (May 2017 to June 2018)
  • President Elect (2015-2017)

Emergency Nurses Association, Lifetime Member   

  • National Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee Chair (2017)
  • National Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee Member (01/2015-12/31/2016)
  • Journal of Emergency Nursing, Executive Editorial Board Member (1/2016 – present)
  • Director at Large, California ENA (2008 -2009)
  • Sacramento Chapter President (2008-2009)
  • Sacramento Chapter President Elect (2007)
  • Cal ENA Delegate to National Assembly (2006-2009, 2015, 2016)
  • Cal ENA EMS Committee Co-Chair (2006-2008)
  • Cal ENA Trauma Committee Member (2006-2010)
  • Cal ENA Regional Trauma Director, North Metro Area (2009)

National League for Nursing, Member

National Organization of Associate Degree in Nursing Programs, Member  

Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Gamma Chapter, Member

Society of Pediatric Nurses, Member

Society of Trauma Nurses, Member

Presentations and Publications: 

Valdez, A.M. (2019). Guest editorial: Who cares for the emergency nurse? Journal of Emergency Nursing, 45(6). Article in press.

Valdez, A.M. (2019). Certified Emergency Nurse review manual (5th ed.). Contributing Author. Emergency Nursing Association. Jones & Bartlett Learning: Burlington, MA.

Stapleton, S. J., Bradford, J. Y.,  Horigan, A….Valdez, A.M…Zaleski, M. E. (2019). Clinical practice guideline:  Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 45(2), 191.e1–191.e29. doi:

Valdez, A.M. (2019). Will you save me?  Injury prevention strategies to prevent opioid overdose. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 45(1), 90-93. doi:

Stapleton, S. J., Bradford, J. Y.,  Horigan, A….Valdez, A.M…Zaleski, M. E. (2019). Clinical practice guideline: Family presence during invasive procedures and resuscitation.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, 45(1), 76.e1–76.e29. doi:

Zaleski, M.E., Johnson, M.L., Valdez, A.M., Bradford, J. Y., Horigan.…Van Hoy, M.A. (2018). Clinical practice guideline: Suicide risk assessment. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44(5), 505.e1–505.e33. doi:

Valdez, A.M. (2018). Isolation and personal protective equipment. In ENA (Ed). Emergency nursing core curriculum 7th ed. (pp.109-120). St. Louis, MI: Elsevier publishing.

Bradford, J., Reeve, N. E., Killian, M., Valdez, A.M.…Van Hoy, M.A. (2018). Clinical practice guideline: Prevention of blood specimen hemolysis in peripherally-collected venous specimens. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44(4),  285.e1–285.e24. doi:

Valdez, A.M. (2018). What guides your practice? Guest Editorial.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44(1), 3-4. doi:

Stapleton, S., Valdez, A.M., Killian, M., Bradford, J.Y.…Zaleski., M.A. (2018). Clinical practice guideline: Intranasal medication administration.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44(1), 5.e1–5.e43. doi:

Valdez, A.M., Bradford, J.Y., Horrigan, A., Johnson, M.L., Killian, M....Zaleski, M. (2017). Requirements for the Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines. Emergency Nurses Association.

Ullrich, S. & Valdez, A.M. (2017). Rocky mountain high: Preventing cannabis-related injuries.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, 43(1), 78-80. doi:

Valdez, A.M. (2016). Playing it safe: Injury prevention for self-balancing motorized boards. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 42(3), 269-271. doi:

Killian, M., & Valdez, A.M. (2016). Medical evaluation of the behavioral health emergency patient. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 42(1), 78-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2015.09.007

Farnholz Provinse, J., Sturt, P., Killian, M., Copper, M., Gates, K…Valdez, A.M., Van Hoy, M.A. & Zaleski, M. E. (2015). Clinical practice guideline: Capnography during procedural sedation/analgesia. Retrieved from

Valdez, A.M., Reynolds, A., Van Hoy, M.A. Killian, M., Copper, M…. Zaleski, M. E. (2015). Clinical practice guideline: Difficult intravenous access. Retrieved from

Zaleski, M.E., Copper, M., Killian, M., Farnholz-Provinse, J., Gates, K…Valdez, A.M., Van Hoy, M.A. (2015). Clinical practice guideline: Noninvasive temperature measurement. Retrieved from

Valdez, A. M. (2015). First do no harm: Prevention strategies for influenza season. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(6), 525-527. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2015.07.009

Reeve, E., Renaker, A., Killian, M., Valdez, A.M., Reynolds, A…Zaleski, M.E. (2015). Clinical practice guidelines: Wound preparation. Retrieved from

Samaha, D., Barnard, S., & Valdez, A. M. (2015). Handle with care: Preventing abusive head trauma. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(4), 350-352. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2015.03.005

Valdez, A.M. (2015). Are you covered? Safe practices for the use of personal protective equipment. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(2), 154-157. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2014.11.011

Valdez, A.M. (2014). Button battery injuries: Primary and secondary prevention strategies.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(6), 625-626. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2014.08.004  

Valdez, A.M. & St. Mars, T. (2014). Rx for injury: Adolescent prescription drug misuse. Journal of Emergency Nursing. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(5), 497-499. doi:10.1016/j.jen2014.05.0011

Jayne, K.L., Valdez, A.M., Hamilton, M., Haugen, K., Henry, C., Jones, P. & White, L. J. (2014). Survivor perceptions of recovery following an air medical transport crash. Prehospital Emergency Care, 18(3), 1-9. doi:10.3109/10903127.2014.923075

Sanchez, C., Valdez, A.M. & Johnson, L.  (2014). Hoop dancing to prevent and decrease compassion fatigue and burnout. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(4), 394-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2014.04.013

Valdez, A.M. (2013). Pediatric injury prevention: Are we there yet? Journal of Emergency Nursing, 39(1), 76-77. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2012.09.006

Valdez, A.M. (2010). Minimizing the risk for teen drivers. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 36(6), 582-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2010.07.015

Valdez, A.M. (2010). Expanding the focus: Preventing our own injuries. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 36(2), 165-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2009.11.014

Valdez, A.M. (2009). So much to learn, so little time: Educational priorities for the future of emergency nursing. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 31(3), 337-353. doi: 10.1097/TME.0b013e3181bcb571

Valdez, A.M. (2009). Saving lives the easy way: Pediatric injury prevention strategies for emergency nurses. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 35(1). 60-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2008.09.011

Valdez, A.M. (2008). Transitioning from novice to competent: What can we learn from the literature about graduate nurses in the emergency setting? Journal of Emergency Nursing, 34(5), 435-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2007.07.008.

Perhats, C., Valdez, A.M. (2008). Suicide prevention in the emergency department. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 34(3),251-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2008.01.010

Perhats, C., Valdez, A.M., St. Mars, T. (2008). Promoting safer medication use among older adults. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 34(2), 156-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2008.01.002

St. Mars, T., Valdez, A.M. (2007). Adolescent dating violence: Understanding what is “at risk?” Journal of Emergency Nursing, 33(5), 492-4.

Valdez, A.M. (2007). Youth violence and injury prevention. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 33(4), 379-81.

Honors and Awards: 

Fellow in the Academy of Associate Degree Nursing 

Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing

Research Dissemination Award, Walden University (October 2014)