Nancy Taquino, DNP, RN, MSN, CNL; Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions, USF

Nancy Taquino, DNP, RN, MSN, CNL



  • Master of Science in Nursing Administration, University of San Francisco, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of San Francisco 1975

Additional Information


NIDCAP Certification, Stanford University, NIDCAP Training Center, 1996

Graduate: Institute for Health Care Improvement Improvement (IHI) Advisor Program, 2010

BMGI Black Belt Certification Program (expected certification 2014)

Professional Activities and Memberships


Large Audience Presentations

2012. The Power of a Collaborative-Improving Breast feeding Rates in NCAL. Presentation. KP National Quality Forum

2007. Comfort Theory-A Holistic Approach to Nursing Practice. Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco. Grand Rounds

2003. National Kaiser Permanente Perinatal Safety Team Conference. Characteristics of Highly Reliable Perinatal Units

2001. Neonatal Nurses of Northern California Conference. Implementation of a Developmentally Supportive Care Program.


1998 HOIP Best Practice Unit NICU-Most Cost Effective/Quality Outcomes 2001 San Francisco Pyramid Award for Quality-NICU

2011 KP National Voh’s Award-NCAL Sepsis Program –regional team member recipient

2006 San Francisco Quality/Service Award-NICU

2005 Lawrence Patient Safety Award for Dedication to Perinatal Patient Safety Project

2004 San Francisco Pyramid Award for Departmental Pride and Morale

2003 San Francisco Perinatal Patient Safety Award