Virginia Hass, D.N.P., R.N., F.N.P.-C., P.A.-C., M.S.N.
Associate Clinical Professor
Virginia Hass is an associate clinical professor for the Master of Science — Nurse Practitioner Degree Program and the Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She teaches in the primary health care series, which spans the first year of the nurse practitioner program, as well as the first-year clinical skills course, Preparation for Clinical Practice. Hass has extensive experience in the development of distance education courses that use innovative technology and instructional design strategies.
As an educator, Hass is interested in new, interdisciplinary models for the delivery of primary care and student training opportunities. Her clinical interests include chronic illness and pain management and the promotion of self-care and wellness. Hass is dual certified as a nurse practitioner and physician assistant. She joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Program in 1997. She served as the nurse practitioner program director from 2010 to 2016 and was also the interim physician assistant director from 2010 through 2011 and again from 2015 through 2016. Prior to teaching, Hass was an assistant nurse manager as well as a critical-care, emergency-department and cardiac-transplant nurse.
Hass earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Sacramento City College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, Sacramento. She earned family nurse practitioner and physician assistant certifications from UC Davis and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rush University.
Hass has authored book chapters on chronic illness management, has been published in the Journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association (JAAPA) and currently serves on the editorial board for JAAPA.