Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Department of Neurological Surgery
Brain and Spinal Injury Center
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced degreed nurse who works closely with all of the neurosurgery team members to manage the neurotrauma patient. The NP has specialized skills and training in managing the care of the patient while in the hospital.
Current Professional Interests and Activities
Currently, Amy is focused on increasing the education, treatment, and clinical follow-up of patients with mild Traumatic Brain Injury, or concussion. She is teaming with the Dept. of Social Work at SFGH to make sure that all patients seen in the Emergency Department with mild TBI are given educational materials and health counseling prior to discharge, and that they have access to follow-up care when needed. Amy also attends community outreach events in San Francisco in order to increase public awareness of TBI prevention and to offer education regarding the impact of TBI on the community.
Education and Training
Amy completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing at the University of San Francisco in 2006, and her Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification at the UCSF School of Nursing in 2010. She worked on the Neurology and Neurosurgery floor at UCSF for 5 years before taking her current position as Nurse Practitioner at San Francisco General Hospital.
2006-2010 University of California, San Francisco, Registered Nurse, Neurology & Neurosurgery
2007-2008 San Francisco General Hospital, Assistant Nurse Educator, Dept. of Nursing
2010 – present University of San Francisco, Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing
Professional Memberships and Appointments
2006 State of California Registered Nurse
2009 State of California Nurse Practitioner
2010 Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified
2010-present Advanced Cardiac Life Support
2005-present Basic Life Support
2010-present American Association of Neuroscience Nursing
2006-present Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society