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Vivien Dee, RN, DNSc, NEA-BC, FAAN

Director, Nursing PhD Program
Phone: (626) 815-5387
Alternate: (626) 815-5386
Fax: (626) 815-5414
Vivien Dee, DNSc, has delivered more than 100 presentations of research, articles, and special projects at various local, state, national, and international conferences. She has more than 30 years of professional nursing experience, including hospital and nursing administration at a major academic medical center in metropolitan Los Angeles, as well as academic and clinical teaching experience as a graduate faculty member. Dee is a litigation consultant and expert witness on health care and personnel management issues for several nationally known law firms. She also serves as a consultant and lecturer on the use of the NPH Patient Classification System for Nursing Practice and Staffing at hospitals throughout the United States and abroad.


DNSc, Nursing Administration
MSN, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
BSN, Loma Linda University

State of California, Registered Nurse License
Public Health Nurse Certificate
Certificate in Developmental Disabilities
Certificate in Nursing Administration, Advanced


  • School of Nursing
    • Doctoral Programs


  • Mental Health Nursing
  • NPH Patient Classification System
    This system is based on the Johnson Behavioral System Model of Nursing, adopted by the California Department of Health Care Services, Mental Health Services Division.
  • Nursing Administration

Courses Taught

GNRS 720 – Wellness Promotion and Health Maintenance
GNRS 702 – Nursing Theory

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Dee, Vivien. Sigma Theta Tau International Conference, Sydney, Australia

Dee, Vivien. International State of Science Congress, Washington DC

Dee, Vivien. International Council of Nurses, Los Angeles , CA

Dee, Vivien. International Congress of Psychiatric Nursing, London, England

Dee, Vivien. American Association of Mental Retardation, Naples, FL

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Professional Experience

Industry Experience
Developer of the NPH Patient Classification System for Psychiatric Patients based on the Johnson Behavioral System Model of Nursing and adopted by the California State Department of Mental Health for implementation at all state psychiatric hospitals

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Honors, Awards, Recognition
Leadership Award, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing, American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, Loma Linda University
AWESNA Outstanding Alumnus Award
Distinguished Service Award, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei
Visiting Professor, Ministry of Education and National Science Council, Republic of China

Associations, Boards, Committees
Member, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Gamma Chapter
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1992
Trustee, Loma Linda University, 1995-2000; Loma Linda University Adventist Health Center, 1995-2000; Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center, 2000- present.

Special Interests and Activities

Avid tennis player, church pianist and organist, world traveler, and story teller

Office Hours

Monday and Thursday, 3–5 p.m. by appointment

Office Location

Building One, Room 346, West Campus

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