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Univ of San Francisco: BSN/Public Health Certificate 1971
University of California SF School Health Nursing 1972
US Peace Corps Spanish Lang/Culture 1973
University of California SF MSN(MCN & Pediatrics) 1976
University of California SF Doctorate in Nursing Science 2000
Hundreds of CEU's in: MCN, MS, Pedi
VETI Computer Conf Serie Tech applied to Educa. 1999-2002

Academic Experience

San Francisco Unified School District Early Childhood Education
U.S. Peace Corps, Honduras, CA Public Health Rural Clinic
& Rural Health Care Promoters
University of California SF BSN Program, Clinical Instructor
Santa Rosa Junior College Nsg 75 C Mat/Child & Pedi Nsg.
Santa Rosa Junior College Nsg 75 A,B,D, Med/Surg Nursing
Santa Rosa Junior College Nurses on the NET
Santa Rosa Junior College Hlth Care & Lang Immersion,Mexico
Santa Rosa Junior College HC 50, Medical Terminology
Santa Rosa Junior College IV Therapy Class
Santa Rosa Junior College Pre-Hospital Emergency Class
Santa Rosa Junior College Home Care Nurse Preceptor Class
Santa Rosa Junior College RN Preceptor Development Class
Santa Rosa Junior College Medical Assistant Program Sub
Santa Rosa Junior College NRV 51, NRV 51L NRV 58A, B and C
Santa Rosa Junior College NRV 52.1, NRV 52.2, NRV 52.2L,
Santa Rosa Junior College NRV 53, NRV 53L

Peggy Walsh Goebel has taught and practiced nursing since 1971. She has taught RN and VN nursing at SRJC since 1976 and has taught a summer class in the Master's in Nursing Program on culture and health care for Dominican University from 2000-2008.

Peggy was born, raised and educated in San Francisco, she is a Northern California native! Peggy has two grown children, Cindy, married to Ron, and Jeff. She has two grandchildren Charley Jack born 11/24/08 and Cali Nicolene born 3/30/11.

Peggy received her BS in Nursing and Public Health Nursing Certificate from the University of San Francisco. She earned a school health nursing certificate, her MSN in nursing with a focus in both maternal and pediatric nursing from UCSF and her doctorate from UCSF. Her Doctoral focus was in the area of Maternal and Family Nursing. Her research was on Paternal Touch and Outcomes for the Low Birth Weight Preterm infant. She served as a Research Assistant for 5 years while in graduate school on a National Institute of Health Grant with Dr. Sandra Weiss, on Caregiver Touch and Outcomes of Low Birth Weight Infants from which her doctorate work is based. She has an early childhood education credential and taught for 2 years for the San Francisco Unified School District in their early childhood development program. Peggy has designed and taught Spanish Immersion Health Care and Language Programs for both SRJC and Dominican University in Ensenada Mexico

Peggy is bilingual and bicultural in Spanish. She lived and worked as a peace corps volunteer in rural Honduras, Central America. Her work in Honduras included: running a rural health clinic, Public Health Outreach work, designing, teaching and supervising a Rural Health Promotor Program and disaster relief health care management. She coordinated international relief efforts after Hurricane FIFI, which included flying in dozens of helicopter evacuation missions and coordinating international relief team efforts. She returned to Honduras with her grown children to do disaster relief work after Hurricane Mitch. She is an active member on the US Peace Corps Crisis Corps and a trained Red Cross Disaster Relief Nurse. While on Sabbatical, in the summer of 2007 and 2009, Peggy worked as a nurse for Project HOPE aboard the USNS Comfort on a Presidential Humanitarian Health Care Mission to Latin America. She worked with Project HOPE in a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia in the summer of 2010. She enjoys providing much needed nursing care to those less fortunate. She hopes to join another Project HOPE mission to Africa.

Peggy has worked clinically in many areas and levels of health care. She has worked as an RN in the acute care setting in the areas of maternal child, labor and delivery, medical surgical nursing, and intensive care nursing. She worked in public health, maternal child health, rural clinic and disaster health care in Honduras.

Peggy's health care teaching experience started in the US Peace Corps, teaching semi-literature rural village women to return to their villages as basic health care providers. She wrote a grant and obtained funding from Spain to sponsor this as an ongoing program in Honduras. While in graduate school at UCSF, she taught as a clinical instructor in the BS Nursing program. She has taught both maternal child and medical surgical nursing at SRJC in the RN and VN programs since 1976. Peggy has served as past Assistant Director of the ADN Program for over 15 years and RN 2nd year course coordinator.

Peggy's SRJC college service includes current membership and participation on the: Academic Senate,the Faculty Recognition Committee, The District Institutional Planning Counsel, and past participation in the District Budget Advisory, All Faculty Association, Health Services Advisory, Faculty Technology Committee, SRJC accreditation committees, Faculty Professional Staff Development committee and the Staff Development Committee.

Professional Areas of Interest

Maternal Child Nursing
Disaster Relief Nursing
Culture and Health Care
Nursing Technology
Spanish Language
Latin Culture and Health Care
Red Cross
Sonoma County Emergency Medical Reserve Corps
Sigma Theta Tau, active member
Project HOPE Summer 07, 09 and 10

Professional Involvement and Community Service

District Committees:

Academic Senate
All Faculty Association
Faculty Recognition Committee
Department Chairs Counsel
Health Science Program Coordinators
SRJC Accreditation, Standard 1 committee
Institutional Planning Counsel

Community Service:

American Red Cross, Disaster Nursing Volunteer
Sonoma County Emergency Medical Reserve Corps
Crisis Corps
Past President and Vice President of St. Eugenes PTO
Past Girl Scout Leader
Past Member SR United Board
California Children's Health Care Volunteer
Project HOPE Volunteer, Latin America Mission Summer 07

Presentations and Publications

Sigma Theta Tau: Research on Paternal Touch, Spring Conference 2003
Sigma Theta Tau: Project HOPE and USNS Humanitarian Health Mission Oct 2007
SRJC Board of Trustees: Sabbatical Award Report, Project HOPE Mission May 2008
Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary, Project HOPE mission June 2008

Honors and Awards

1985 SRJC Distinguished Faculty Award
1991 SR Diocese Volunteer Family of the year award
1992 St. Eugene's PTO president, leadership award
1992 Girl Scout's Green Angel Service Award
2002 NISOD Award, National Institute of Teaching and Leadership Excellence
2004 SRJC Tauzer Lecturer Award and Presenter
2004 SR Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Teaching Award
2004 California State Legislature's Excellence in Teaching Award
2007 USNS Comfort Distinguished Service Award
2007 Project HOPE Volunteer Distinguished Service Award
2007 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award
2007 Santa Rosa Chapter, Red Cross "Hero" nominee
2008 SRJC Sabbatical Report Excellence Award