Prof. Rilda Matthews

Rilda Matthews


Title: Lecturer
Joined School of Nursing: 2000

Office: Folsom Hall 2017
Office Phone: 916-278-6816

Mailing Address:
Sacramento State - School of Nursing
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6096

Professional Degrees

  • M.S.N., University of California, San Francisco, 1983
  • B.S.N., California State University, Chico, 1975

Certifications and Credentials

  • BCLS, Basic Cardiac Life Support, 1975-present
  • BCLS Instructor, 1979-1981
  • ACLS, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 1977-1984
  • ACLS Instructor, 1980-1983


  • NURS 15 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice


  • School of Nursing Clinical Placement Coordinator

Research Interests

  • Nursing Process/Assessment Tools
  • Nursing History
  • Health Care Policy

Professional Actvities

  • Area coordinator for American Cancer Society Daffodil Days
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Eta Chapter, Treasurer

Publications, Grants, and Awards

  • Balinsat, E., Hill, J., Whitteaker, A., & Matthews, R. (2008). IV Poster. Creation of a community IV Therapy program for nursing students. Savannah, Georgia.
  • Parsh, B., & Matthews, R. From books to bedside: What to expect from the new graduate. Direct Link. (A Quaterly Publication on the Association of California Nurse Leaders). Summer 2005 : 7-8
  • Recipient Sigma Theta Tau Research Grant for study of ESCAPE-C, 2004