Faculty Profile

Lisamarie La Vallee
La Vallee
Assistant Professor
MSN Case Management (SRC)

I have been teaching at Samuel Merritt University's Sacramento Campus in the Case Management Program since 2013. I am a proud alum of the program and am pleased to be back to help prepare students for the complex and integral profession of Case Management.  After graduating from the ELMSN-CM program in 2012, I went on to work in Case Management at Sutter Health, both as an Acute Care Nurse Case Manager as well as a System Case Management Consultant where I helped with standardization initiatives as well as system-wide orientation and training. In addition to my current position at Samuel Merritt University, I also work as an Operating Room Nurse.

Masters of Science in Nursing, Case Management - Samuel Merritt University, Sacramento, CA | April 2012

Bachelors of Science in Exercise Biology, Minor in Psychology - University of California, Davis, CA | December 2007

In my professional life, I find that I gravitate torward leadership and teaching roles. I have served as a case management preceptor both for new faculty as well as students completing their graduate clinical practium at Sutter Davis Hospital. In addition, I seized the opportunity to become a consultant in case management at Sutter Health where I had the opportunity to develop and teach curriculum to the system-wide case management staff. 

I have a passion for sharing knowledge and creating a safe and stimulating environment to learn new concepts and skills. Graduate-level study is immensely challenging and rewarding. I enjoy the constant reflection, evaluation, and adaptation required to find innovative and effective ways to teach a concept and inspire genuine interest and excitement in students. 

N623 Adv Health Assessment for Case Managers

N624 Adv Pathophysiology for Case Managers

N625 Adv Pharmacology for Case Managers

N620/N620L Case Management Theory & Clinical Practicum

N606 Synthesis Requirement

Professional Service

Chair of Editing Committee for the ACM Study Guide, CGi LLC, May 2015 - September 2015

Professional Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Since April 2011

American Case Management Association (ACMA), Since March 2011

American Nurses Association (ANA), Since February 2012

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Since September 2015



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