Dr. Christine Vourakis

Dr. Christine Vourakis

Title: Professor
Joined School of Nursing: 2006

Office: Folsom Hall 2009
Email: cvourakis@csus.edu
Office Phone: 916-278-4663

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

Professional Degrees

  • D.N.Sc., University of California, San Francisco, 1989
  • M.N. Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1977
  • B.S.N., Texas Christian University, 1967
  • Diploma in Nursing, Vassar Hospital School of Nursing, 1964

Credentials and Certifications

  • Certified Addictions Registered Nurse, National League for Nursing, 1990-2007
  • National Trainer, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention for Nurses, through the Office for Substance Abuse Prevention, U.S. Public Health Service
  • Gestalt Therapy Training Certificate, 1976-1978


  • NURS 11 – Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • NURS 129 – Mental Health Nursing

Research Interests

  • Treatment and Prevention of Addictions in Adolescents
  • Pain and Addiction
  • The Role of Self-Help Groups in Recovery from Addictions

Professional Actvities

  • International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE)
  • International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE)
  • American Society of Pain Management Nurses (ASPMN), 1992-1995
  • California Nurses Association, Council of Nurse Researchers, Charter Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nurses, Zeta Eta Chapter, Member
  • Nu Xi Chapter-At-Large, Sigma Theta Tau, 1981-2007

Publications, Grants, and Awards

  • Vourakis, C. (2008). Treatment for Women with Co-Occurring Disorders. (Editorial), Journal of Addictions Nursing, 19(2).
  • Vourakis, C. (2007). Collaborating and Partnering in Confronting Problem Drinking. (Editorial), Journal of Addictions Nursing18(4).
  • Armstrong, M., Feigenbaum, J., Savage, C., & Vourakis, C. (Eds.) (2006). Core curriculum of addictions nursing (2nd edition). Raleigh, NC: International Nurses Society on Addictions.
  • Vourakis, C. (2005). Admission variables as predictors of completion in an adolescent residential drug treatment program. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 18(4), 161-170.
  • Award from the California Board of Registered Nursing, for work as Chair of the Sacramento Diversion Evaluation Committee for Impaired Nursing Practice, 1999