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Nursing
Meet the Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Jane McAteerJane McAteer
Title: Director, Nursing Program, 2004 - present
Degrees: Bachelor's degree in nursing from Georgetown University, master's degree in nursing from UCLA, clinical specialty in maternity nursing - education focus
Teaching Experience: Taught in a variety of programs from 1977 - 2004
Career Highlights: RN in Neonatal Intensive Care at Georgetown University Hospital; RN in Clinical Research Unit at University Hospital in San Diego; Author of numerous chapters in Maternity Nursing textbooks; 20-year award from College of San Mateo
Hobbies: Collecting frog and pug items, dog walking, the arts, plays, speakers series member, book club, cooking
Quote: "Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted." — Denis Waitley
Janis RyanJanis Wisherop
Title: Professor
Degrees: A.S. from Skyline, bachelor and master degrees in nursing from University of San Francisco
Teaching Experience: CSM Clinical Instructor-Professor from Spring 1994 to present.
Career Highlights: Started nursing career at UCSF on the neurosurgical unit. Worked as blood banking nurse and in home care. Serves as faculty advisor for the Nursing Student Association and has served as Assistant Director of the nursing program. Passion for teaching includes involvement in community projects and service learning and coordinating projects with agencies serving seniors and the African American community. Serves as Board Member and Secretary for Heart and Soul (a consumer-run mental health agency). Directly involved in Stamp Out Stigma. In May, 2008, awarded Hero in Health for the African American Community Health Advisory Committee.
Hobbies: Gardening, watercolor, home improvement projects and estate sale shopping! Enjoys spending time with friends and family and love the outdoors—any activity that doesn't involve heights!
Quote: "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." — William Arthur Ward  

Judith Cheung

Rupinder Kaur

Title: Professor of Nursing

Education: B.A from Kamla Nehru College Phagwara, India.  A.S from College of San Mateo, BSN and MSN from University of Phoenix. Clinical Specialty in Pediatrics and Critical Care.

Career Highlights: I began my nursing career in acute care Pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children Hospital at Stanford in 2001 as a new graduate nurse. Moved to critical care emergency in 2004 and spent 12 years working at the emergency rooms at Kaiser Permanente and Mills- Peninsula Medical Center simultaneously. During those years I held a variety of roles from staff nurse to preceptor, mentor, and charge nurse and participated in many unit and hospital based committees. My focus was always teaching and education, so precepted number of students and nursing staff throughout my nursing career. The merge of electronic health record in health care was a start point of my teaching experience as it provided me the opportunity to teach at the bedside and in the classroom. I went back to school to get higher education to be able to teach full time. During my grad school internship at College of San Mateo I got an opportunity to be a clinical instructor and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to teach here full time. 

Teaching Experience: As a clinical nurse assessed competency for the emergency room staff, some classroom teaching, and Electronic health record (Epic).

Adjunct professor college of San Mateo since Oct 2015

Associate professor since August 2016, teaching first and second year nursing students from Introduction to nursing, Pediatrics, Med-Surgical and Advance Med- Surgical nursing.

Hobbies: I enjoy the outdoors so running, hiking, camping, road trips, and walking on the beach. My other hobbies include reading, cooking, listening to music, & watching movies. I also enjoy spending time with my kids, friends, family, and volunteering in the community.  

Live, Laugh & Love!!               


Judith CheungLeann Kennedy
Title:
 Professor, Simulation Educator
Degrees: BSN: San Diego State University; MSN: University of PhoenixPost-Graduate Healthcare Simulation: Boise State University
Career Highlights: 

I practiced one year on a med-surg floor before going into the intensive care unit.  I practiced in cardiovascular critical care for approximately 15 years, with the occasion to work in other arenas.  My last ten years on the floor I developed two vascular access programs.  These programs allowed patients to receive PICC access at the bedside.  The programs also streamlined education needed for discharge teaching.  After completing my master’s degree, I became responsible for the nursing student summer internship program at Palo Alto Veterans Affairs.  I found my true calling working part time as a clinical instructor for both SJSU and CSM.  I was hired by CSM full-time in January 2016 for as the Simulation Educator.  I work mostly with first-year nursing students in skills lab, as well as pediatric simulation, and competency simulations for all students.  I am nearly completed with a nine unit post-graduate certification for simulation education through Boise State University.

Hobbies: When I am not working, I enjoy jewelry making and am learning metalsmithing.   I am also busy with my two sons and my husband enjoying the Half Moon Bay Coast side.
Quote: “I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better.  It irritates me to be told how things have always been done.  I defy the tyranny of precedent.  I go for anything new that might improve the past.”  ~Clara Barton   


Judith CheungNatalie Waechtler
Title: Professor
Degrees: 
ADN from Oklahoma State Institute, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master’s in Nursing Education from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Career Highlights: Began my nursing career on an orthopedic, neurological and medical-surgical unit. Trained in critical care at Mills Hospital and performed on a telemetry unit and was ACLS certified. Worked in Oncology unit and Assisted Nursing Facility. Nursing career in home care for 25 years which also included a stint in discharge planning and on call in hospice. Case manager in the field for home care and functioned as intake and charge nurse. Spear headed SBAR committees. Focus in wound care specializing in Wound Vacs and ostomy care. Course manager and clinical instructor for Nursing 211 Introduction to Nursing and Nursing 212 Concepts of Homeostasis in Nursing. Clinical Instructor for Nursing 241Advance Medical-Surgical Nursing and 242 Leadership/Management in Nursing.

Hobbies: Walks along the coastal trail with my Sheltie, yoga, wreath making, watercolor and baking. Going out to tea with girlfriends. Spending time with my family, home is where the heart is. 

Quote: “The future can be different if we choose to make it so.” “To really be of help to others we need to be guided by compassion.” His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama  
  

Staff
Judith CheungJudith Cheung
Title: Staff Assistant