Western Regional Director: Nicole Martinez 

Nicole Martinez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, PHN, is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) board certified (FNP-BC) and an Emergency Nurse Practitioner board certified (ENP-C). She teaches in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and FNP in Emergency Care concentration.

Dr. Martinez received her PhD in Nursing from the University of San Diego, her Master’s in Nursing at Western University of Health Sciences, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is licensed in the state of California and has over 12 years of experience as an advanced practice provider in emergency health. She has also worked in the primary care setting particularly at a refugee clinic and retail healthcare setting in California.

Dr. Martinez is an active member of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP), currently serving as the Western Regional Director and Co-Chair of the membership committee. She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP) and is the dermatology column editor for the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. She is also the Co- Chair for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Emergency Special Interest Group. Dr. Martinez is a published author, textbook and journal reviewer, and contributor to Lippincott’s online procedural manual. She is also an item writer for AANPCB and has served on the task force for the FNP Practice Analysis.

Special interests include promoting high quality, educational experiences for all emergency health providers. Her overall research focus is on emergency care, provider clinical decision- making, competencies and standards, and NP leadership. 

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