Jo Wakayama MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

School of Nursing - Department of Nursing

FNP Program Coordinator and Lecturer


Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, University of California at San Diego

M.S.N., Nursing, San Diego State University

B.S.N., Nursing, Hawaii Pacific University

Areas of expertise: Advanced practice, medical-surgical, emergency, intensive care, & community nursing

Professional Interest: Innovations in nursing education; smoking cessation training for nurses; nursing/first-aid at community events

Personal Interests/BIOGRAPHY: Grew up in San Diego, lived in Hawaii 40+ years. Have been a nurse since 1978, working in a variety of areas/expertise. Blessed to be in this profession.

I enjoy cultural diversity in food, customs, language, etc. Love to travel when time permits. All about being open-minded, learning every day, and paying kindness forward.  Pets/animals are a necessary part of life, but not to eat. Ocean & exercise keep me healthy.




Jo Wakayama


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