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Dayna Herrera, DNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Director of Clinical Simulation & Learning Resources
Chair of Interprofessional Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-4955
Office Location: Nursing Annex 243
Office Hours: Mon. 3pm -5pm,Wed. 230pm -530pm, Fri. 9am-1130am

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
DNP Systems Leadership Rush University 2014
MSN-Ed Nursing Education University of Phoenix 2008
ADN Nursing Cypress College 1991

Courses Taught

NUR 535 Nursing Services with the Childrearing Family Nursing Core
NUR 336P Nursing Services with Childrearing Families Practicum Nursing Core
NUR 301 Communication/Informatics in Nursing


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Interprofessional Education
Clinical Simulation
Global Healthcare Technology
Human Trafficking


Teaching Experience

Pediatric Educator, Kaiser Permanente Orange County
Maternal Child-Pediatric Clinical Instructor, California State University, San Bernardino
Maternal Child Clinical Instructor, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA


Research, Presentations, & Publications

Herrera,D ( 4/11/2014)Called2Collaborate: An Interprofessional Faculty Development Program . Presented proposal at Rush University, Chicago, IL.

Herrera, D ( 11/12/2013) Working Together Can Save a Life. Magic in Teaching , Irvine , CA.

Herrera, D ( 7/15/2013) A Nurse , A Geek & A Thespian; An Novel Interdisciplinary. Team International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation & Learning Resource Centers (INASCL), Las Vegas, CA

Herrera,D (7/2012) SBAR Communication Simulation Practice, presented to nurse faculty . Rebeckah Ann Naylor School of Nursing. Bangalore, India.

Herrera,D (6/2011) Role-Playing as a teaching strategy for reducing the anxiety of pediatric nursing. Nurse Educators Conference, Colorado.

Herrera,D (10/2010) Role-Playing as a teaching strategy for reducing the anxiety of pediatric nursing. Magic in Teaching Conference, Sacramento,Ca.

Herrera, D (2/2009) Intravenous ketamine sedation for painful pediatric oncology procedures: Pediatric Practice and Standards Orange County presented to emergency room, pediatric units physicians and nursing leadership.

Herrera, D (1/2009) Interdisciplinary Pediatric Moderate/Deep Sedation: Regional Pediatric Nursing Leadership Conference.

Herrera, D. (11/08) Research Utilization; Central Line Flushing NICU/Pediatrics, Replacing Heparin flushing with normal saline. Presented at NICU/Pediatrics Practice and Standards Committee.

Herrera, D (09/2/08). Pediatric End of Life Care Communication: Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region.


Church Membership & Activities

Member, Harvest Christian Church, Riverside, California

* Childrens' Ministy


Community Service & Involvement

International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation & Learning
Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society
Society of Simulation in Healthcare
California Simulation Alliance (SoCal Chair)


International Service Projects (ISP)


Interests & Hobbies


* Husband of 25 years.
* Mother to Megan, Sarah & Shannon

* Step grandmother to Jessica


* Traveling
* Reading
* Musical Theater
* Crafts with my girls


Personal Philosophy

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way.
Psalm 139: 23-24, NASB