Janet Wessels, MSN, RN, PHN

Assistant Professor
Phone: (619) 718-9655, Ext. 2164
Fax: (619) 718-9659
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Janet Wessels began her nursing career in the United States Navy in 1983 and serves as a Captain in the active Navy Reserve. She has held various leadership/management positions ranging from intensive care, same day surgery to hospice and home care. She has extensive experience in quality and safety education, and is a certified Team STEPPS trainer. She developed the care transitions education training and student clinical experiences at the San Diego Regional campus. Her passion is mentoring students to pursue excellence in all areas of life. She enjoys being active in church ministry with her husband.


  • MSN - Nursing Administration


  • Public Health Nurse Certification
  • Team STEPPS Master Trainer
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs


  • Advanced Medical Surgical
  • Community Health
  • Leadership
  • Quality and Safety

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 586 – Leadership and Management in Professional Practice

Office Hours

Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm
Appointments available upon request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.