About Faculty



Program Leader: Deborah Nelson

Ms. Nelson has successfully led multiple interdisciplinary teams of nurses and occupational therapists. These teams work closely with global partners to provide a sustainable service learning program meeting the needs stated by the Ministry of Health in Grenada, West Indies.

Ms. Nelson has presented her research related to students achieving student learning objectives in a global nursing clinical and she was nominated for outstanding lecturer award in the Fall of 2015.


Email: deborah.nelson@sjsu.edu  


KinnerProgram Leader: Katherine Kinner

Ms. Katherine Kinner, MS, RN, FNP became a faculty member of the Valley Foundation School of Nursing after a long career in acute care and college health nursing. She is currently a lecturer in both the undergraduate and Bridge nursing programs.


Email: katherine.kinner@sjsu.edu