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Jan Ina Gonzales, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN

Assistant Professor in Residence

BHS 442
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Jan Ina Gonzales joined the School of Nursing in fall 2023 and serves as an assistant professor in residence. She is a nursing professional with diverse clinical experience in medical-surgical with telemetry, emergency care, nurse education, and mental health. She brings over years of clinical and nursing education experience, for both in-person and virtual teaching methods. Gonzales is dedicated to shaping the future of nursing through her passion for teaching, advocacy in mental health, continuous learning, and compassionate client care.


A staunch advocate for mental health, Gonzales brings a compassionate and holistic approach to nursing education. Her commitment to raising awareness and promoting mental well-being is reflected in her work both in and out of the classroom. With a profound understanding of the challenges in mental health care, she strives to instill this knowledge in the next generation of nursing professionals.

Classes Taught

Gonzales teaches mental health nursing courses in both the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science - Direct Entry Generalist (DEMSN) track.

Educational Background

She obtained her BSN degree from De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute from the Philippines, earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an emphasis in Nursing Education from Grand Canyon University and a Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Aspen University. 

Research or Scholarship

Gonzales' DNP capstone project centered on the implementation of an evidence-based patient discharge tool aimed at reducing 30-day readmission rates within a substance abuse recovery center in Las Vegas. Driven by a commitment to improving client outcomes, her research showcases a practical application of evidence-based practices in the complex context of substance abuse recovery.

Awards, Recognitions, or Group Affiliations

While in nursing school and obtaining her BSN degree, Gonzales was the founding president of a nonprofit institutional organization,  Lasallian Medic Ally, at De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute. It is now known as the Lasallian Medic Society-Red Cross Youth (LMS-RCY) that envisions a nurtured and developed community, through the active involvement of youth in promoting camaraderie and empowerment of leadership skills.  

She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Member: Zeta Kappa Chapter, the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Philippine Nurses Association, and the National League of Nursing.

During her time working as a nurse in the clinical setting, she was nominated for the Daisy Nurse Award and March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award in the Charge RN category.