Samantha VenableTitle: Nursing Instructor
Department: Health Sciences (SC)
Division: Division of Health Sci & Human Services
Office: HS 203
Alt Phone: (949) 582-4746
M.S., University of California San Francisco, 1984
B.S., University of California San Francisco, 1982
I have been teaching in the nursing program at Saddleback College since 1986. My current teaching assignment is advanced nursing and pharmacology.
In addition, I work as a nurse practitioner for the County of Orange in Correctional Medical Services and co-author a pharmacology textbook, Drug Therapy in Nursing.
I received my Masters Degree at the University of California San Francisco and worked in the Emergency Department at San Francisco General while I attended school. My first nurse practitioner job was at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
I love nursing! It is one of the best things I have done in my life. Nursing is not an easy job - fortunately, the joy from being able to help someone who is need always surpasses the difficulty of the job. I hope that I can help you reach your goals in nursing as both an instructor and mentor.
On a personal level, I am fascinated with any type of technology especially my iPhone and iPad. I have been recently widowed, but still have 3 wonderful adult children and 7 1/2 grandchildren. Looking forward to #8 in the spring. In my spare time, I love to needlepoint, bake, and shop!