Elaine Goehner, PhD, RNC, CPHQ

Professor Emerita, Director of Continuing Education and Adjunct Faculty

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5406
Alternate: (425) 698-9221
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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
  • Curriculum
  • Leadership
  • Pediatrics
  • Quality and Safety

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 504 - Bioethics & Policy in Healthcare