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Chukwuka Okekenta

Visiting Faculty/Scholar

Part-Time Faculty


Dr. Chuka Okekenta (he/him/his), otherwise called Dr. O by his students, is a registered nurse with a terminal degree from Chamberlain University. He has functioned in a variety of clinical and academic settings including intensive care units, dialysis, stepdown, home health, quality improvement, and colleges. Some of his notable works include design and implementation of healthcare quality improvement processes.

His hobbies and interests cover sports and jokes/comedy. Basketball and football are his favorites even though he boasts of very limited skills to play either. He often says that he would want to become a comedian when he grows up. He shares some short comical jokes when in company of very close friends and family.


  • Critical Care
  • Quality Improvement
  • Healthcare Simulation

Research Areas

  • Health Promotion
  • Health Care Acquired Pneumonia Prevention


  • Chamberlain University, DNP, 2017

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor in Nursing, CSULA
  • Adjunct Professor in Nursing, University of Phoenix
  • Associate Dean of Nursing, Carrington College

Awards & Distinctions

  • Carrington College "RON TAYLOR AWARD" 2015

  • Carrington College "RON TAYLOR AWARD" 2014