East Bay Region

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Cynthia Harrison, RN, MS Deputy Sector Navigator Health/ Regional Director
Director Regional Testing Center for Nursing Assistant Testing
Hosted by Mission College

Cynthia has 35+ years experience in health care as a practitioner and nurse educator. Her priorities include Medical Assistant expanded practice, patient navigator role and/or modules for integration into allied health programs, Allied Health faculty development workshops, Men in Nursing workshops, RN specialty training and more.

Education:

  • Masters of Science in Nursing with Nurse Educator Emphasis
  • Post-Masters Coursework in Simulation
  • BS Nursing with Public Health Degree

35 + years health care experience as a practitioner and nurse educator including:

  • Center Director, Health Workforce Initiative, Mission College
  • Director Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program, Mission College
  • Nursing Instructor, Mission College and San Jose State University
  • Staff Nurse, Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Staff Nurse, Asthma & Allergy Associates Outpatient Clinical and Medical Office
  • OSHPD MHSA WET committee member
  • CPR Instructor

Regional priorities include:

  • Medical Assistant expanded practice, patient navigator role and/or modules for integration into allied health programs;
  • Allied Health faculty development workshops;
  • Men in Nursing workshop and assisting with chapter development;
  • Mental health peer mentor/ and/or mental health/behavioral health worker programs;
  • RN specialty training;
  • Allied Health prerequisites;
  • Soft skills, cultural competency, and linguistic competency training or programs;
  • Career advancement/training for incumbent and dislocated workers; and
  • Industry-recognized Nursing Assistant Certification testing.