Elizabeth Cooper

Elizabeth Cooper

Faculty Emerita

Faculty Emeritus


  • Clinical Systems Management
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care
  • Adult Health
  • Professional Development

Research Areas

  • Nursing education
  • Assessment surveys
  • Patient and student outcomes


  • Program Evaluation Committee
  • Distinguished Research Committee
  • Academic Standards Committee


  • RN Diploma, Abbott-Northwestern School of Nursing
  • BS, College of St. Francis
  • MSN, University of San Francisco
  • DNP, University of San Francisco

Awards & Distinctions

  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing

Selected Publications

  • Cooper, E.  (2003).  Pieces of the Shortage Puzzle: Aging and Shift Work. Nursing Economics,  21(2),  75-79.
  • Cooper, E. (2008).  VRE: How you can stop the spread of this drug-resistant organism.  RN, 71(2), 27-31.
  • Cooper, E. (2009).  Creating a culture of professional development. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40 (11), 501-508.

Additional Information

Licensure & Certification

  • Licensed professional registered nurse in California
  • Certified Nurse Leader (CNL)
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
  • California Nursing Association
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • local and national member)
  • American Educational Research Association
  • National League of Nurses


  • Current focus: professional development & mentorship
  • Began mentorship program at UCSF April 2010
  • Consultant for mentorship program at UCSF 10ICC
  • School of Nursing safety issues


  • BSN Co-Chair
  • Quality & Safety Officer
  • Member of the Administration Council
  • Member of the Academic Standards Committee
  • Member of the Distinguished Research Committee
  • Member of DNP Advisory Board
  • Member of the QSEN Resource Team
  • Sigma Theta-Tau Beta Gamma Chapter
  • Past Member of the SON Search Committee
  • Past Member of the Program Evaluation Committee
  • At the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center:
  • Member of the Nursing Performance Improvement Executive Committee


  • April 20, 2010- Mentor Pilot Program to the cardiovascular intensive care staff
  • June 17, 2010 led Mentor Meeting in 10ICC UCSF
  • September 29-30,2010 poster presentation at the Third National DNP Conference:
  • “Creating a Culture of Professional Development: A Milestone Pathway Tool for Registered Nurses”
  • March 17 & 18, 2011- Poster presentation at the 21st Annual Medical-Surgical Nursing Conference. “Creating a Culture of Professional Development: A Milestone Pathway Tool for Registered Nurses”
  • March 16, 2011 Presentation to the UCSF 10 ICC mentorship participants. “Mentorship Games verses Joy Stealing Games”
  • April & May, 2011 present Quality and Safety reporting findings to faculty and students in multiple meetings.
  • May 31-June 2, 2011 – Poster presentation at the 2011 QSEN National Forum. “Reporting Errors & Near Misses: Creating a Just Culture Transparency for Both Faculty & Nursing Students”
  • June 15, 2011 Podium presentation at the San Francisco Bay Area QSEN Faculty Development Year 1 Follow Up Meeting.
  • September 19, 2011 presentation to USF SONHP faculty on the One year summary of QSEN Outcomes
  • September 29, 2011 podium presentation at the 4th National Doctoral of Nursing Practice Conference: Impacting Health Care Policy. “Creating a Culture of Blameless Reporting & Transparency in Nursing Education”