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Caron Coates


Full-Time Faculty


Professor Caron Coates has been teaching at the Hilltop SONHP at the University of San Francisco since 2019. She is currently a full-time faculty here at USF and enjoys teaching theory courses, as well as simulation to the future nurses of tomorrow. Professor Coates brings much experience in Nursing within the critical care arena to her teaching in the classroom. She also brings her leadership experiences in Nursing which have included various management and supervisory roles in the clinical setting. Professor Coates describes her most fulfilling role in nursing as being a "teacher" and having had the opportunity to give back to the profession that has been so wonderful to her.


  • Medical Surgical Critical Care Content Specialist

Research Areas

  • Current Doctoral scholar of research study in critical thinking acquisition in the undergraduate BSN student


  • Academic Success Committee
  • Grade Appeals Committee


  • University of San Francisco, Doctoral Student of Education Grad EdD, May 2026
  • Holy Names University, MSN Nursing Education, May 2021
  • University of San Francisco, BSN¬†Nursing, 1994

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor Nursing SONHP
  • Full-time Professor Nursing SONHP