Alison Pritchard, PhD

Faculty Senator

Allison Pritchard, PhD photo


Areas of Expertise:

  • Nursing Education and Practice
  • Higher Education Administration and Leadership




Area of Study



University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Higher Education Administration and Leadership



University of North Dakota

Rural Community Nursing



Dickinson State University

General Nursing



  • Nursing Student’s Decision to Stay the Course: A Qualitative Study

Selected Publications:

  •  November, 2012: “Building an Educational Model that Promotes Competence through Innovation” Nursing Education Perspectives
  •  November, 2005: “An Innovative Model for Nursing Scholarship” Journal of Nursing Education

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor, Education/Nursing (Doctorate level), Northcentral University

March 2016 - Present

  • Director, Nursing and Health Occupations, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA

September 2013 - Present

  • Consultant, Humboldt State University RN-BSN Innovation, Eureka, CA

November 2016-Present

  • National Director, Clinical Lab and Simulation BSN Nursing Program; Assistant Director - California 

Western Governors University

August 2009 – August 2013

  • Director, BSN Nursing Program, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

August 2007-August 2009

  • Assistant Professor, Coordinator Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Department of Nursing, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND

August 1992 – May 2007

  • Manuscript Reviewer, “Clinical Simulation in Nursing”,                              
  • Selected as a National Simulation Leader, National League for Nursing    
  • Speakers Panel, Simulation-Based Learning: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Conference on Enhancing Nursing Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting: What do we know and how do we move forward? 

October 2010

  • Nursing Education Exchange Program with the Medical University in Krasnoyarsk, Russia (Siberia): Traveled to Siberia with another nursing faculty member and four junior-year baccalaureate nursing students to engage in initial phase of a student/faculty nursing education collaborative learning project between the DSU Department of Nursing faculty and students and nursing faculty at the Medical University in Krasnoyarsk.

May 2007                               

  • Presented: “Well-Child Health Care in the US” to Medical University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia (Siberia) administration, faculty and students

May 2007

  • Presented: “Professional Nursing in the US” to Medical University, Krasnoyarsk nursing faculty and students