Associate Adjunct Professor

Peggy Hodge

Margaret (Peggy) Hodge is an Associate Adjunct Professor faculty member at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She teaches the Master’s Seminar course to second-year, master’s-degree leadership students. In addition, she coordinates the plans and development for a proposed Master’s Entry Program in Nursing at the school. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a clinical nurse scientist at the Center for Nursing Research at UC Davis Health.

Hodge’s research interests include evaluating high-stress, health-care work environments. She was most recently involved in research funded by the California Department of Public Health to evaluate the impact of quality of care associated with state minimum nurse-to-patient ratio requirements. As a clinical nurse scientist, she worked closely with staff nurses to develop and implement clinically based research projects.  Previously, Hodge developed an accelerated bachelor’s degree program in nursing, now offered at California State University, Stanislaus.

Prior to joining the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, Hodge was the director of the School of Nursing at CSU, Stanislaus, from 2007 to 2011. Hodge has 20 years of teaching experience in nursing at colleges including Samuel Merritt College and CSU, Stanislaus, and CSU, Sacramento.

Hodge earned a Master of Science in Nursing from CSU, Sacramento, in 1990. She earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Southern California in 1997. She is a member of the California Action Coalition, which focuses on the implementation of the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report that promotes utilizing the skills, talents, knowledge and experience of nurses to advance health.

Hodge’s research has been published in the Journal of Nursing Administration, Nurse Educator, Pediatric Nursing and the American Journal of Critical Care Nursing, among other academic journals.

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