My Profile

Dr Susan Opas, PhD, CPNP, MSN

Contact Details

Woodland Hills, CA

Education

UCSB
Santa Barbara, California, United States
PhD Educational Psychology, 1995
Dissertation: School Nursing

University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States
Post-Masters Nurse Practitioner, 1995
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
1993 To 1995

California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, California, United States
School Nurse Certificate, 1994
School Nursing
1993 To 1994

California State University Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States
MS in Nursing, 1974
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Administration
1972 To 1974

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
BS in Nursing, 1971
Nursing
1967 To 1971

Professional Associations

American Nurses Association/California Nurses Association
2013 - Present

California Association of Nurse Practitioners
2010 - Present

Neuroscience Education Institute
2007 - Present

National Commission for Health Education
1991 - Present

Interests

  • Complementary Health Approaches
  • Disaster Nursing
  • Mental Health/Psych
  • Pediatrics
  • School Health

Certifications

  • RN
  • CPNP, CPMHS, CNS, SN, CHES

Job History

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Certified Pediatric Mental Health Specialist
Woodland Hills, CA, United States
August 2021 - present

Registered Nurse Practitioner
Woodland Hills, CA, United States
July 2001 - July 2021

Associate Professor
Los Angeles, CA, United States
August 1989 - July 2001

Lecturer
Northridge, CA, United States
September 1980 - January 1990

Lecturer
Los Angeles, CA, United States
July 1978 - June 1981

Lecturer
Los Angeles
January 1973 - June 1978

Honors and Awards

Alumni Legacy Award - Outstanding Career Achievement
University of Cincinnati Nursing
2011

Candidate for Region 2 Coordinator
Sigma Theta Tau International
2019

Everyday Hero
Kaiser Permanente (Accountability)
2014

Nurse Practitioner of the Year
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills (advance practice)
2011

Outstanding Alumnus Award
University of Cincinnati Nursing
1988

US Presidential Service Award
Office of the President (Gold Award)
2009