Garrett Chan

Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Care
Norwegian version of this page Position
Associate Professor II
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Tasks performed

Education and formation of graduate nursing students in the following areas:

  • avansert klinisk allmennsykepleie (nurse practitioners)
  • Quality improvement, change theories, and critique of research


Dr. Chan (pronouns he/him/his) is Førsteamanuensis at Høgskolen i Molde, President and CEO of HealthImpact, the California nursing workforce and policy center, and Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Chan’s scholarship and policy work has focused on palliative care and emergency nursing, advanced practice registered nursing scope of practice and education, and nursing workforce strategy and development.  Dr. Chan has been working with academic institutions, healthcare systems, policy organizations, and governments in Norway, Japan, and Switzerland to create the role and educational standards for advanced practice nursing in those countries.

Dr. Chan serves on the California Board of Registered Nursing Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Advisory Committee and the Nursing Education and Workforce Advisory Committee.  He also serves on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Health Policy Advisory Committee.  He was appointed to the California Future Health Workforce Commission, Primary Care and Population Health Subcommittee as the Nurse Practitioner representative.  He was a member and then Chair of the American Academy of Nursing Diversity & Inclusivity Committee.  Dr. Chan is on the Executive Committee for the National Education Progression In Nursing Collaborative and a member of the National Forum of Nursing State Workforce Centers Executive Directors Council.

Dr. Chan earned his BSN from San Jose State University, his Master’s and PhD at the University of California, San Francisco, completed the National Institute of Nursing Research Summer Genetics Institute as a post-doctoral fellow, and graduated from the Senior Executive Program of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

His current scholarship focuses on bridging the academic-practice gap through innovative teaching and learning methodologies and curriculum redesign.  An additional focus is on health policy and workforce strategy as it relates to interprofessional education, workforce development and upskilling, and understanding the social determinants of health and employment of newly licensed nurses.

Research groups


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Published Sep. 3, 2018 3:08 PM - Last modified Oct. 2, 2020 3:33 PM