Dr. Bonnie Raingruber

Dr. Tanya Altmann

Title: Professor
Joined School of Nursing: 1986

Office: Folsom Hall 2025
Email: walkerbj@csus.edu
Office Phone: 916-278-3626

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

Professional Degrees

  • Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco, 1997
  • M.S.N., University of California, San Francisco, 1987
  • B.S.N., California State University, Chico, 1984

Certifications and Credentials 

  • Child-Adolscent Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • State of California Public Health Nurse Certificate


  • NURS 169 - Clinical Reasoning and Critical Thinking
  • NURS 194 - Independent Study (Nurse Internship)

Research Interests

  • Workforce Development
  • Obesity
  • Alternative interventions for stress reduction
  • Health disparities

Professional Activities

  • Qualitative Health Research Editorial Board Member
  • Council of Nurse Researchers, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau Interrnational Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Eta Chapter, Member
  • HRSA Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) Objective Review Committee, 2011
  • International Society of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses, Member


  • Raingruber, B., & Robinson, C. (2010) Chapter 9. Sustaining purpose and motivation: Weaving caring and self-care. In Interpretive Phenomenology. Patricia Benner (Ed). Sigma Theta Tau International Press.
  • Raingruber, B. (2009). Asilomar and other interpretive poems. In Monica Prendergast, Carl Leggo and Pauline Sameshima (Eds.). Poetic Inquiry: Vibrant Voices in the Social Sciences, pp. 259-274, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.
  • Raingruber, B. (2009). Assigning poetry reading as a way of introducing students to qualitative data analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(8), 1753-1761.
  • Steen, J., Gould, E., Raingruber, B., & Hill, J. (2009). Effect of student nurse intern position on ease of transition from student nurse to RN. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development.
  • Milstein, J., Raingruber, B., Bennett, S., Kon, A., Winn, C. & Paterniti, D. (2009). Burnout assessment in house officers: Evaluation of an intervention to reduce stress, Medical Teacher, 31(4), 375-378.
  • Stanton, Raingruber, Aguilar-Gaxiola. Statewide Consumer Networrk Grant iH79SM059859-01. Community Collaboration for Continuinty of care. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.
  • Ambassador of Diversity Individual Award, University of California Davis Medical Center, 2010