Marianne Bundalian Tejada’s twenty years of experience in nursing comprises medical surgical, orthopedic, adult and pediatric oncology, education, pediatrics, and maternal health. She earned her master’s from California State University at Fullerton with a Nursing Health Care Administration concentration, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California.
Tejada is a certified public health nurse, a member of the Upsilon Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and a member of the Oncology Nursing Society.
She currently teaches theory and clinical courses to undergraduate students, and is part of a collaborative team that developed the first Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) in Nevada. During her two-years as the school’s DEU coordinator, Tejada prepared and opened a DEU model at a second hospital and piloted the DEU’s Transitional to Professional Practice program.
Tejada’s research interests include the integration of information systems elements to decrease errors in medication administration, educational technology, telomere biology, genetics in mental health and lung cancer.
She is a recipient of the Nevada Organization Nurse Leaders - Dan Mordecai Scholarship Award; the AAPINA Ethnic Minority Scholarship Award; Professor and Mrs. Ting K. Pan Scholarship Award; Okura Leadership Scholarship Award; and UNLV School of Nursing Dean’s Award – Excellence in Teaching.