Dr. Carolyn VanCouwenberghe

Dr. Tanya Altmann

Title: Professor
Joined School of Nursing: 1982

Office: Folsom Hall 2031
Email: vancouwe@csus.edu
Office Phone: 916-278-5346

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

Professional Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1995
  • M.S.N., University of California, San Francisco, 1982
  • B.S.N., University of California, San Francisco, 1976


  • NURS 14 - Phamacology
  • NURS 123 - Nursing Families in Complex Illness

Professional Actvities

  • CANA Foundation, 2007-2010
  • Nursing Pain Association, Member
  • Association of Women in Science, 1995-1999
  • Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, Member
  • American Nurses Association, California, Member
  • Greater Sacramento Epidemiological Society, Member

Publications, Grants, and Awards

  • VanCouwenberghe, contributor. NCLEX Review, Robyn Nelson Editor. (In Press 2009)
  • Capovilla, J., VanCouwenberghe, C., & Miller, W. A. (2011). Noninvasive Blood Gas Monitoring. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 23(2), p. 79-86.
  • Gorney-Moreno M, VanCouwenberghe C, Doordan A, Smith W, Frankel M. Painless. A WEB-based interactive program for teaching pharmological management to nursing students. Grant recieved.
  • 1998 Recipient of the Outstanding Teaching award presented by the College of Health and Human Services, California State University, Sacramento.