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Dr. Joann Harper

Dr. Joann Harper
Associate Professor
National University

Dr. Harper’s experience is grounded in educational and leadership roles, reflecting a variety of cross functional venues. Settings include hospital, critical care units, medical groups, and health plans where she led multidisciplinary teams for diverse clinical and administrative projects, using technical, leadership and quality improvement rubrics for success. She has developed curricula for post graduate nurses, physicians and health care administration students, which comprise modular learning, internships, post fellowships, along with master-level programs. Her career began in nursing, and progressed to hospital and health plan executive positions. In the last fifteen years, her principal focus has been as a consultant and educator for health care and academic systems.
In addition, she has had multiple clinical and administrative certifications, including case management, risk management and a black belt designation in Lean Six Sigma. Each underscores her professional development and commitment.


2003, University of San Diego
Ph.D. Health Science and Nursing

1983, University of LaVerne
M.S. Health Care Administration

1977, University of Redlands
B.A. Liberal Arts
1987, California State University
B.S. Nursing