Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Bridget Parsh, Ed.D., RN, MSN, CNS

Title: Associate Professor

Office Location: Folsom Hall 2030

Email: parshb@csus.edu

Office Phone: 916.278.1512

Mailing Address: 6000 J Street, Folsom Hall

Office Hours: by appointment

Professional Degrees

Research Interests

  • Characteristics of effective instructors
  • First Year Experience
  • Pediatrics/Emergency Nursing
  • Mentoring new writers for publication

Fall 2005 – Spring 2009         University of San Francisco

  • Doctorate in Education
  • Learning and Instruction Tract
  • Dissertation: “Nursing student and faculty perceptions of the characteristics of effective faculty in the simulated clinical experience” 

Spring 2000 – Spring 2003     California State University, Sacramento

  • Masters in Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family-Community
  • Phi Kappa Phi induction
  • Thesis: “Potential impact of AB394 – Nurse to Patient Ratio Bill”

 Fall 1982 – Spring 1988                     University of San Francisco

  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Emphasis in Communication Arts
  • Campus Student Activities Director
  • Nursing Sorority President
  • Residence Hall Advisor


Parsh, B., Rollins, D., & Ramsey, R.  (accepted) Yellow fever.  Nursing 2016

Byrne, M., Parsh, B., & Ghilain, C.  (2017)  How to recognize human trafficking.  Nursing 2017

Mikal-Flynn, J. & Parsh, B. (2017)  Post traumatic growth.  Nursing 2017

Ferguson, R. & Parsh, B (2016)  Tourette’s Syndrome.  Nursing 2016

Wooten, M., & Parsh, B (accepted) Amnesiac shellfish poisoning.  Nursing 2016

Clay, A, & Parsh, B.  (2016) Promises and challenges in patient and family centered care American Medical Association Journal of Ethics.  Volume 18, Number 1: 40-44.

Gardner, P. & Parsh, B (2015) Tips for teaching online.  Nursing 2015

Sanders, S., Lilyquist, K., & Parsh, B.  (2015)  Teach an NCLEX prep class.  Nursing 2015

Parsh, B., Ng, P., & Lilyquist, K.   (2015) Getting ready for NCLEX?  Seven tips to get you started.  Nursing 2015

Parsh, B. & Silva, A (2014)  Unintentional marijuana ingestion.  Nursing 2014 44(11), 12-13.

Parsh, B. & Clay, A. (2014)  Clinical Queries: Family Centered Care. Nursing 2014, 44(5), 57-58.

Parsh, B. (2014)  Want to be a camp nurse?  Ten basics to get you out there. Nursing 2014, 44(5), 1-2. 

Wall-Parilo, D. & Parsh, B. (2014)  Case study: Student perceptions of video streaming nursing class sessions.  Journal of Nursing Education, 1-3. 

Parsh, B. & Dudley-Alford, M.  (2016)  Clinical Queries: Scalded skin syndrome.  Nursing 2013

 Jacoby, S. & Parsh, B. (2013).  All eyes on shaken baby syndrome.  Nursing 2013, 43(5), 66.

Parsh, B. & Taylor, E. (2013) Clinical Queries: Nurse residency programs.  Nursing 2013

Ortega, L. & Parsh, B. (2013) Improving shift hand off.  Nursing 2013, 43(2), 68

Parsh, B. & Kumar, D.  (2012) Clinical Queries: Understanding sickle cell disease.  Nursing 2013, 42(8), 65

Parsh, B. & Wilson, H. (2012)  Clinical Queries: Osteogenesis imperfecta.  Nursing 2012, 42(7), 68.

Parsh, B. & Amarrador, A.  (2011)  Ingestion of button batteries, Nursing 2011, 41(5)

 Parsh, B., & Kwong, K. (2011).  Working with students: Quick tips to a great day! Nursing 2011: Critical Care, 6(1). (Reprint)

Parsh, B. (2010).  Characteristics of Effective Simulated Clinical Experience Instructors: Interview with undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(10), 569-572. 

Parsh, B. & Burr, A. (2010) Working with gastrostomy tubes. Nursing 2010, 40(12)

Parsh, B. & Sillman, C. (2010) Clinical Queries: Adults with congenital heart disease. Nursing 2010, 40(10),63. 

Parsh, B.  (2010)  Characteristics of effective nursing instructors in the simulated clinical experience: Interviews with nursing students.  Journal of Nursing Education, 49(10).

Parsh, B. & Sillman, C. (2010). Caring for children in an adult unit.  Nursing 2010, 40(5), 55.

Parsh, B. (2010).  8 traits make great nursing instructors (reprint).  Nursing Management, 41(3), 46-47.

Parsh, B. (2010).  Eight traits make great nursing instructors.  Lippincott’s Nursing Career Directory, 16.

Parsh, B., & Kwong, K. (2009).  Working with students: Quick tips to a great day!  Nursing 2009, 39(6), 56. 

Parsh, B., Wall, D., Tobar, K., & Sampson, J.  (2007).  Utilization of a 12 Hour Work Shift for Clinical Nursing Education.  Nurse Educator, 32(5),190-191.

Parsh, B.  (2006). Want to become a clinical instructor?  Nursing 2006, 36(9), 62. 

Parsh, B. & Matthews, R. (2005).  From books to bedside: Working with new graduates.  Direct Link.  August 2005.

Presentations & Posters

Wall-Parilo, D., & Parsh, B., (2016) Co-presentor/co-author, “Evidence based research in practice,” California Nursing Students Association Annual State Convention, Pomona, CA 

Mikal-Flynn, J., & Parsh, B. (2016)  Co-presentor/Co-author, Research presentation, “Post traumatic growth in the emergency department,” Global Conferences on Emergency and Trauma Nursing, Sitges, Spain.  

Migliaccio, T., Meyer, S., & Parsh, B. (2016) Co-presenter/co-author, "Academic Emphasis in FYE," High Impact Program Conference, CSU Fullerton, CA 

Redada, F., & Parsh, B. (2016)  Co-presentor/co-author, "Writing Partners@SacState.” High Impact Program Conference, CSU Fullerton, CA 

Parsh, B. Sampson, J., & Wall-Parilo, D. (2016)  Author, Conference Poster Contribution National Nursing Student Association conference.  Orlando, Florida. 

Parsh, B. & Wall-Parilo, D. (2015)  Author, Conference Poster Contribution “Camp nursing as an alternate community experience for pediatric nursing.”  National Nursing Student Association conference, Phoenix, Arizona 

Parsh, B. & Wall-Parilo, D. (2013)  Author, Conference Poster Contribution “What students like: Videostreaming and live lecture.”  Elsevier Nursing Education Conference, Las Vegas Nevada.

Parsh, B. (2010)  Author, Conference Poster Contribution, “Characteristics of Effective Simulation Instructors.” National Student Nurses Association, Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Parsh, B. (2010)  Author, Conference Poster Contribution, “Characteristics of Effective Simulation Instructors.” Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Eta Chapter, First Research Round table Program, Sacramento, CA.  

Parsh, B., (2010) Author, Conference Poster Contribution “Characteristics of Effective Simulation Instructors.” Magic in Teaching Conference, CINHC, Oakland, CA. 

Parsh, B. & Echandia, A., (2009), Co-author, Conference Symposium Contribution.  “Working with students to help students: Overcoming obstacles!,” International Mentoring Association, Las Vegas, NV.  

Parsh, B. (2007), Author, Conference Poster Contribution, “Utilizing podcasting as a supplement to pediatric nursing lecture,” Mosby Faculty Development Institute, San Francisco, CA.  

Parsh, B.  (2007), Author, Conference Symposium Contribution,  “Hello from College: A manageable service-learning project for Freshman Seminar,” 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Waikiki, Oahu, HI.  

Parsh, B. & Godby, D. (2006), Co-author, Conference Symposium Contribution, “Letter from your college friend: Integrating a manageable service-learning project into a writing-intensive course,”  2nd  Annual Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum Annual Conference, California State University, Sacramento. 

 Parsh, B. (2006), Author, Conference Symposium Contribution, “Writing Partners Project in Freshman Seminar, Annual Freshman Seminar Convocation,” California State University ,Sacramento.

Parsh, B. (2005),  Guest, “Research findings on impact of Nurse to Patient Ratio Mandates,”  Insights, KXJZ Capital Public Radio, Sacramento, California 

Courses that I teach

NURS21: First Year Seminar

NURS138: Nursing and the Childrearing Family


CSUS School of Nursing 

2016 to 2017               Pediatric Faculty Search Committee

2016 to present           Faculty Affairs, Chair

2013 to present           Continuing Education Units, Coordinator

2015                            Mental Health Faculty Search Committee

2015                            Student Affairs, member

2014 to present           Primary Committee, member

2015-2015                   Primary Committee, Chair

2014 to present           Faculty Affairs, member

2014                            School of Nursing Chair Search Committee

2012                            Member, Taskforce for Faculty Evaluations

2012                            Member, Taskforce for N169/N150 Integration

2010-present               Chair, Undergraduate Committee

2007-present               Co-Faculty Advisor, Sac State Nursing Student Association

2009 – 2010                Chair, Program Evaluation Committee

2004-present               Member, Undergraduate Committee

2007                            NCLEX review task force

2006-2009                   Human Subjects Review Committee

CSUS University 

2014-Present             Director, First Year Experience Programs

2016-2017                  American Institutions Committee

2016                            DHSI grant, Faculty advisor to grant committee

2016 to present           Faculty Advisor, Chi Delta Sorority

2015 to present           Faculty Advisor, Softball Club

2014 to present           Undergraduate Studies Committee, member

2015                            Faculty Learning Collaborative, Mentor, Affordable Learning Solutions

2015 to 2016               UARTP campus committee, representative for CHHS

2015 to present           One Book committee, member

2014 to present           One World committee, member

2014 to present           General Education Area E Assessment Committee

2014 to present           Professional Leave Committee

2013 to present           First Year Experience Taskforce, member

2014 to present           Full Circle Student Advisory Panel, Faculty

2014                            Helmsley grant application committee, member

2014 to present           UISFL, Certificate for Healthcare in Spanish, advisor

2012 to 2015               HOSA, Faculty Advisor

2013 to present           Full Circle Project Advisory Board

2011 to 2012               One Book selection committee, member

2005 to 2012               Faculty Mentor, Faculty Student Mentor Program for College of Health and Human Services

2010 to 2012               First Year Advisor, Academic Advising, Sacramento State

2010 – 2015                Member, Graduation Initiative Steering Committee

2011 to 2015               Leader, Theme Five Graduation Initiative Committee

2011                            Member, Senate Select Committee

2009-2011                   Senator, University Faculty Senate

2004 to present           Co-faculty advisor, California Nursing Student Association, CSUS

2009-2013                   Member, Committee on Diversity and Equity

2004 to present           Phi Kappa Phi, member