USD PhD nursing student from La Jolla appointed to state board

University of San Diego PhD nursing student Kathy Marsh, a resident of La Jolla, has been appointed to the California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission (CHWPC).

The CHWPC works with the state’s Song-Brown primary care workforce program to encourage universities and primary health care professionals to provide health care in medically underserved areas and provide financial support to family practice residency, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and registered nurse programs throughout the state. The 15-member citizen CHWPC provides expert guidance and statewide perspectives on health professional education issues, reviews applications and recommends contract awards.

Marsh has worked in many facets of health care, including intensive care, operating rooms and pediatrics. She’s also volunteered at a camp for children with diabetes, served as a volunteer nurse with the homeless and AIDS patients and performed health screening at local public schools. In January, she led a delegation of nursing students on a service mission to Haiti.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to make sure our state supports high-quality healthcare education and access to health care for all our citizens, including the underserved,” Marsh said. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at USD’s Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science.

“Kathy has consistently demonstrated a passion for the profession of nursing and a commitment to vulnerable patients, our community and our school,” said Sally B. Hardin, dean of USD’s Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. The only nursing school in southern California dedicated graduate education, USD provides up to 43 percent of all faculty for other schools in the region.

Marsh was nominated to the CHWPC by San Diego Assemblywoman Toni Atkins and appointed by Assembly Speaker John A. Perez.

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