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College of Natural Sciences

Paul Weingartner, MSN

Paul Weingartner is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Chico State. He has been an adjunct instructor in the nursing department since 2017 and received his MSN with a specialization in nursing education at Chico State in 2019. As a practicing nurse for over 20 years, mostly in the area of emergency nursing, Weingartner is a nationally-certified Emergency Nurse, a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, and maintains a clinical practice in the emergency department at Glenn Medical Center in Willows, CA. Weingartner is adamant about the scientific basis for nursing and teaches a course in evidence-based practice to first semester nursing students, instructs clinical courses at Enloe Medical Center, and teaches the capstone simulation practicum at the Rural SimCenter. As a lifelong learner, Weingartner is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at San Jose State and plans to do his doctoral project on the use of simulation-based technologies to train nurses and nursing students how to identify risk factors for workplace violence, de-escalate violent situations, and engage in self-defense when necessary. Before becoming a nurse, Weingartner earned a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Kentucky and taught university-level social science courses at schools in Kentucky and New York, and, most recently, Washington State University.

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing