About Me

My name is Shannon and I have been a registered nurse for over 13 years now. I still work per diem as a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse at Kaiser in San Leandro. I have two kids, named Elizabeth and Jacob, ages 12 and 9. I have a cat named Charlie and a dog named Max. My fiance and I are about to buy our first home and start renovations. My passion for education began when I first started nursing school and realized the nursing profession is experiencing a shortage of educators. 

Classes I Teach

Winter 2022

36986NURS 94A01ZPsychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
36987NURS 94A02ZPsychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
36990NURS 94AL01FPsychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical
36991NURS 94AL02FPsychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical

Fall 2021

26106NURS 94A01ZPsychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
26105NURS 94A02ZPsychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
26835NURS 94AL01FPsychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical
26836NURS 94AL02FPsychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical

Faculty Info

Shannon Gifford
Full-time Faculty





  • Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education
    Duke University, School of Nursing, Durham, NC
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Associate of Science in Nursing
    Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing, Brooklyn, NY

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 4:30-5:30pm

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