Renee Marquez, DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC


Assistant Professor

As a practicing nurse for the past twenty years, I have been blessed to have many different roles in this most amazing profession. Starting out as an ADN nurse, I received a plethora of experiences in large, teaching medical facilities but soon came to realize that I needed to return to school to further my education and eventually would return to achieve my doctorate of nursing and mental health nurse practitioner in 2015. My passion is to inspire students to treat clients holistically from a mind, body, and soul perspective and to integrate compassionate care into their personal practice. The opportunities that the "calling" of nursing has brought me, has filled me with more joy than I can possibly imagine. It is my hope to encourage and cultivate the nurses of tomorrow to be the change in patients lives that leads to better outcomes and quality care.


  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Chapman University, 2015
  • Master of Science Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing, Mt. St. Mary's College, 2000
  • Associate of Science Nursing, Mt. St. Mary's College, 1998


  • ANCC Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Board of Registered Nurses-Registered Nurse
  • Center for Childbirth Educators-Certified Childbirth Educator

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing


  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Maternal/Child Health

Courses Taught

  • UNRS 220 & 200L - Health Assessment and Health Assessment Lab
  • UNRS 306 - Writing 2: Theoretical Frameworks in Nursing
  • UNRS 310 - Mental Health Nursing