Nursing — Full-time
Gregory  DeBourgh

Gregory DeBourgh, EdD, RN, ANEF


Areas of Specialization
  • Patient Safety and Quality Systems and Staff Development: synergy partnerships for academia and service (health care agencies) to promote awareness and consistent application of safe clinical practices; simulation as instructional design for pre-licensure student knowledge and skill development for patient risk and harm reduction, team effectiveness, communication and conflict management.
  • Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Best practice models for interprofessional education in academic and clinical practice settings; multimodality instructional designs.
  • International Consultation: Associate Director, Vietnam Nurse Project (; curriculum design, faculty development for interactive teaching and learning models and methods; implementation and promotion of shared governance models and collaborative nurse practice communities; visiting professor
  • Professional Development and Performance Improvement Consultation: interactive multimedia programs for nurses, managers, and nurse educators (Rapid Recognition and Response to Clinical Crises; Continuous Quality Improvement; Academic and Clinical Program Evaluation; Interpersonal Communication, Conflict Management; Team Building; Interactive Instruction, Assessment Techniques; Design, Production, Delivery of High-Impact Presentations)
  • Clinical, Classroom, Online Instruction: pathophysiology, medical-surgical, critical care, leadership and management behaviors, psychomotor skills instruction and performance validation, and simulation to promote advanced reasoning and skill application
  • Multimedia Instructional Design, Delivery, and Evaluation: Web-based and classroom multimode instruction; interactive visual, audio, and reflective learning prompts; advanced reasoning skill development with structure, process and outcome models; cognitive apprenticeships; interactive online case studies, podcasts, Vodcasts; “flipping the classroom”, and clinical simulation
  • Educational research: exploration of the impact of technology and instructional design on advanced reasoning skill acquisition, student satisfaction, and the learning experience in distance-delivered nursing curricula and technology-enriched classroom instruction
  • Critical Care Clinical Practice
  • Advanced Nurse Practice: major abdominal surgery, wound healing, nutritional support
  • Management and Leadership: executive, clinical and administrative supervision
  • Fellow in the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF)
Teaching Areas of Expertise

Advanced Nursing Therapeutics and Reasoning; Clinical Application Courses; Management and Leadership Behaviors; Effective Learning and Instruction Design and Delivery; Interactive Multimedia Presentation; Design and Delivery Simulation Learning Activities

Clinical Interests of Expertise and Interest
  • Pathophysiology
  • Complex and Critical Care Delivery
  • Leadership and Management Professional Development
  • Healthcare Systems Enhancement
  • Performance Improvement and Professional Practice Development
  • Clinical Competency Assessment
  • Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives and Instruction


A.S., College of Marin
B.S., University of California at San Francisco
M.S., University of California at San Francisco
Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Research Areas

Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice
Use of Structure, Process & Outcome Models to Scaffold Clinical Learning
Cognitive Apprenticeships in Nursing Education
Development of Leadership and Management Behaviors
Advanced Reasoning and Thinking
Embedding of Simulation Learning Activities for Development of Clinical Reasoning Skills, Patient Safety and Quality
Web-Based and Multimode Instruction (interactive visual, audio, and reflective learning prompts)