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Carlee Balzaretti, DNP, FNP-BC, CNL

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Carlee Balzaretti, DNP, FNP-BC, CNL is an assistant professor teaching the Applied Assessment & Nursing Fundamentals course to undergraduate students and the final semester internship course to graduate students. Prior to this appointment, she taught across the undergraduate nursing curriculum in the Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership program at the Sacramento campus.

Dr. Balzaretti is currently the vice chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and serves as the faculty advisor to the Nursing Student Association. Her interests include working with vulnerable and underserved populations as well as disaster relief, both locally and abroad. She is finishing her master’s degree in public health, with a focus on increasing health and wellness in low-income San Francisco neighborhoods.


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Vice Chair
  • Nursing Student Association Faculty Advisor
  • Engaging the Ignatian Tradition Fellow
  • Writing Advisory Board Member
  • Curriculum Committee Member
  • Faculty Equity Advocate


  • DNP, University of San Francisco
  • MPH, University of San Francisco
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of San Francisco
  • MSN, University of San Francisco
  • BSN, Samuel Merritt College/ Saint Mary's College

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Committees & Privileges

  • Evidence Based Practice/Research Council
  • Progressive Care Unit Council
  • UCSF/Stanford Center for Nursing Research and Innovation Evidence Based Practice Fellowship
  • UCSF Global Health Conference Presenter
  • USF Valedictory Commencement Speaker


  • Improving the TIA Patient’s Awareness of Stroke and Stroke Symptoms and Activating Emergency Medical Services: an evidence-based practice project that introduced video education to patients
  • Improving Brain Injury Protocol Compliance: a needs assessment and intervention project that focused on improving the outcomes of brain injury patients
  • Development of a Toolkit to Enhance Nursing Education of Veteran Health Concerns