Dr. Scot Nolan
Clinical Associate Professor
University of San Diego – DNP
San Diego State University – MS (Critical Care, CNS)
Point Loma Nazarene College – BSN
Dr. Nolan received his BSN from Point Loma Nazarene College, MS in Critical Care, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) from San Diego State University, and DNP from the University of San Diego. With over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing and over 10 years experience as a clinical nurse specialist, Dr. Nolan’s clinical experience has included medical-surgical nursing, orthopedics, urology, general surgery, intermediate care and critical care. For his DNP clinical project, he implemented nursing morbidity and mortality peer reviews, which focused on ventilator associated pneumonia, nurse accountability, nursing professionalism, and cost-effective reduction of patient care “never” events.
Dr. Nolan is currently the Critical Care CNS at Scripps Mercy Hospital, at both the San Diego and Chula Vista campuses. He is board certified in both critical care and neuroscience nursing. In this capacity, he oversees professional practice and evidence based practice initiatives, conducts bedside multi-professional clinical rounds, and coordinates the education and training of new critical care nurses for Scripps Health.
Dr. Nolan teaches in the MEPN and DNP programs. He is active in local and regional patient safety initiatives, and is a founding faculty advisor for the San Diego American Association for Men in Nursing. Areas of interest include critical care and neuroscience nursing, patient safety, nursing accountability, and professionalism, as well as nursing practice optimization and technological co-dependence.
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