Elaine Goehner, PhD, RNC, CPHQ


Professor Emerita, Director of Continuing Education and Adjunct Faculty

Elaine Goehner is a nursing professional with diverse administrative, academic, clinical and leadership experience with a passion for patient safety/quality and nursing professional practice; consulting and teaching in Vietnam in the past 10 years. Areas of expertise and interest: Nursing care delivery models care redesign Shared leadership/governance Magnet preparation / Accreditation/Regulatory compliance Case management / care coordination Research application / evidence based practice Academia/Practice partnerships Quality & Patient Safety


  • PhD, Educational Administration, Claremont Graduate School
  • MSN, California State University, Los Angeles
  • BSN, L.A. State College
  • RN, Los Angeles County Hospital School of Nursing


  • Washington Registered Nurse License (RN00160402)
  • California Registered Nurse License (#153515)
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Public Health Certificate

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing


  • Bioethics
  • Quality and Safety
  • Pediatrics
  • Leadership
  • Curriculum

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 504 - Bioethics & Policy in Healthcare