Jennifer Arcega, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor


  • MSN, Concentration in Education, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • BSN, Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada-Reno

Courses Taught

  • NSG 2050:  Nursing of Individuals: Adaptation of Adult I
  • NSG 2051:  Nursing of Individuals: Clinical Practicum 
  • NSG 2060:  Nursing of Individuals: Adult Health II
  • NSG 2061:  Nursing of Individuals:  Clinical Practicum II
  • NSG 3055:  Mindful Self-Compassion

Experience in Field

  • Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA,  2016 – Present
    • COVID-19 Surveillance Testing
    • COVID-19 Exposure / Follow-Up Testing
    • Wellness Center – Research: Alcohol management and cessation among college students
    • Health Promotion Clinic
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital, Coronado, CA, 2016 – Present
    • Medical-Surgical-Telemetry (MST) Unit 
    • Serves as a Charge RN, educator, preceptor, and mentor.
    • Provides nursing care to general surgical patients, orthopedics, and bariatrics. 
    • Evaluates unit staff educational and skills-training competencies. 
    • Closely works with Senior Specialist Educator and management team in improving unit outcomes.
    • Utilizes Six Sigma concept for unit process improvements.
    • Employs the A3 approach in creating, developing, and implementing strategic initiatives for unit projects. 
    • Highly skilled in providing nursing care to end-stage liver disease patients. 
    • Competent in effectively initiating emergency medical procedures per hospital policy and procedures. 
    • Provides arrangements in nursing resources utilization, accountable in maximizing staff productivity, and staff/time efficiency. 
    • Proficient in providing excellent patient service recovery. 
    • Collaborative with other interdisciplinary teams to provide high-quality, patient-centered care. 
  • Renown Regional Medical Center, Reno, NV, 2014-2016Neuroscience Unit, Acute Medical/Surgical Unit, General Surgical Unit
    • Effectively and proficiently maintained 5-7 patients within the NV nursing scope of practice.
    • Provided care to patients requiring continuous cardiac monitoring.
    • Educated patients on stroke education.
    • Effectively collaborated with multiple interdisciplinary team members to help provide the best outcomes to patients.
    • Provided discharge teaching regarding diabetes, heart failure, and pneumonia management. 
    • Provided patient-centered care in many multi-cultural patient populations.
    • Effectively and competently provided care to patients suffering from acute traumatic injuries. 
    • Implemented rapid interventions for acutely ill post-op patients. 
    • Proficiently performed quality care for patients with spine, brain, thoracic, and abdominal surgeries. 

Professional and Community Involvement

  • University Heights Community Food Drive, October 2020
  • University Heights Community Flu and COVID-19 Vaccination Drive, October 2020
  • University Heights Community Flu Vaccination Initiative Planning, November 2020

Awards and Honors

  • Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science, Nursing, BSN

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Arcega, J., Autman, I., Guzman, B.D., Isidienu, L., Olivar, J., O’Neal, M., and Surdilla, B. (2020). The Human Touch. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, (43(3), 294-302. Doi: 10.107/cnq.0000000000000314