Dr. Alexa Curtis

Dr. Alexa Curtis

Title: Assistant Professor
Joined School of Nursing: 2007

Office: Folsom Hall 2032
Email: curtisa@csus.edu
Office Phone: 916-278-5072

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

Professional Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, 2004
  • M.S.N., University of San Diego, 1988
  • B.S.N., University of Pennsylvania, 1984

Certifications and Credentials

  • State of California Public Health Nursing Certification
  • ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner Certification
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Licensure with Furnishing Priviliges


  • NURS 145 - Community Health Nursing
  • NURS 209 - Advanced Care
  • NURS 231 - Advanced Pharmacology
  • NURS 293B - Adult Practicum

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Rural Health

Professional Activities

  • California Association of Nurse Leaders, Leadership Development Project Team, 2011
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates, Advisory Council, 2008

Publications, Grants, and Awards

  • Faculty Research Fellowship, California State University, Sacramento, 2010-2011
  • Curtis, A.C., Waters, C.M., & Brindis, C.D. (2010). Rural adolescent health: The importance of prevention services in the rural community. The Journal of Rural Health, on-line early view. DOI:10.1111/j.1748-0361.2010.00319.x
  • Lyn, B., & Curtis, A. (2009). CASA and physically challenged youth. The Connection, Spring 2009. 5-6.
  • Curtis, A.C., Waters, C.M., & Brindis, C.D. (2008). The health of rural adolescents in California: Analysis of the 2005 California Health Interview Survey. Conference presentation: California State Rural Health Association annual meeting. Sacramento, CA