Jeremy Vegara Portrait

Jeremy Yves Vergara

Adjunct Professor


Jeremy Yves Vergara has 23 years of nursing experience in adult critical care, pediatric and adult neurology, peri-operative practice, and hospital and ambulatory leadership. Jeremy is a doctoral prepared nurse with specialization in healthcare systems leadership. He is fueled by a vision to improve clinical practice and processes and accomplished in determining the most optimal operational practices — achieving objectives to improve organizational and patient outcomes through structural empowerment, use of LEAN methodology, and adoption of innovative practices. He has been teaching in the BSN and MSN programs at USF since 2019. He currently is a nursing leader in an ambulatory department at a major medical center in San Francisco, leading a top 3 neurology program in the nation.

Jeremy's lifelong commitment is to mentor future nurse leaders. He is very excited about the future that awaits future nurses and nursing leaders.


  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Ambulatory Leadership Practice
  • Ambulatory Neurology
  • Finance Management

Research Areas

  • Mentorship


  • University of San Francisco, Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2016
  • University of San Francisco, Master of Science in Nursing, 2014
  • Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1998

Prior Experience

  • Ambulatory Patient Care Manager, UC San Francisco - Weill Institute for Neurosciences /Neurology
  • Nurse Manager, UC San Francisco - Pediatric Brain Center
  • Clinical Nurse Manager, California Pacific Medical Center (Critical Care)
  • Clinical Nurse, Stanford Healthcare (Critical Care)

Awards & Distinctions

  • Inductee, Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Gamma Chapter (2013)
  • Awardee, Placed 20th out of 8209 examinees, Philippine Nursing Licensure Examination (1998)

Selected Publications

  • Vergara, J. Y. (2021) "The Use of Self-Scheduling Tools in General Neurology to Increase Patient Access" Presented at 5th Annual UCSF Health Improvement Symposium poster session, June 9, 2021.
  • Vergara, J. Y. (2018) “Shared Leadership in an Ambulatory Specialty Department to Decrease Turnover Rate and Increase Staff Satisfaction” Presented at 3rd Annual UCSF Health Improvement Symposium poster session, May 30, 2018.
  • Vergara, J. Y. (2016). “Implementation of a Mentorship Program to Increase Staff Satisfaction and Retention in Critical Care” American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Nurse Leader Journal.
  • Vergara, J. Y. (2016). “The Role of the CNL-prepared nurse in Creating a High-Functioning Microsystem” American Association of Colleges of Nursing - 2016 National Clinical Nurse Leader Summit, Long Beach, CA (January 15, 2016).