Nursing at College of San Mateo - Meet the Faculty & Staff
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Meet the Faculty & Staff


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 
Beth SmithElizabeth Smith
Title: Professor of Nursing
Degrees: BSN from University of Missouri; MSN from Yale University; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Yale University
Teaching Experience: Jame Sprint Institute, Kenansville, NC; Dominican University, San Rafael, CA; San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
Career Highlights: Nurse Manager at Pediatric Rehab Unit, Schenectady, NY; Maternal Child CNS and Manager, Wilmington, NC; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Wilmington, NC; Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner, M.D. Anderson, Houston, TX; Perinatal Pediatric Home Care Coordinator, Burlingame, CA
Hobbies: Ride, train, and breed Holsteiners
Judith CheungJudith Cheung
Title: Staff Assistant