Emma Cuenca, DNP, RN, CCRN, CSC, CNS

Asst. Program Director, Prelicensure Programs, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Location: 3-653 Factor Bldg
Email: ecuenca@sonnet.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 794-1074

Professional Activities 

1994 – Present  KP-Asian Pacific Network, Member  

2010-2011  President-elect, Far Eastern University Alumni Foundation  

2006-present – National Clinical Nurse Specialist Association, Member  

1993 – Present  Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Member  

1985 – Present  American Association of Critical Care Nurses 

 

Education 

2011-2013 Doctorate in Nursing Practice University of San Diego 

1993 - 1994 Certificate Program in Quality Assurance  California State University-Dominguez Hills  

1990 - 1993 Masters of Science in Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology  

Minor: Nursing Administration  

California State University-Dominguez Hills  

1972 - 1977 Bachelor of Science in Nursing  

Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines 

 

Honors and Awards 

2016  Special Recognition Award as Founding Member of Kaiser Permanente Academy of Evidence-based Practice and in Appreciation for Excellence in Patient Care and Exemplary Dedication to the Profession of Nursing.  Awarded by Regional Nursing Research Committee, Kaiser Permanente, Southern California

2015   Nursing Excellence Award in Evidence-based Practice Nurse of the Year awarded by  

Philippine Nurses Association of Southern CA, Inc.  

2013  Behind the Scenes Leader Awardee, 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World  

Awarded by Filipino Women Network  

2013 Recipient, Most Outstanding Alumna Award  

85th Founding Anniversary, Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines 

2010  Nightingale’s Award, Philippine Heritage Institute International 

 

Publications and Presentations

2017  Completed an integrative review on bulllying and incivility between nurse to nurse with a core team of Kaiser Permanente Academy of Evidence Based Practice members. The preliminary results were presented at the 11th KP Regional Joint Service-Academia Conference.

2016, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 1  

Topic: An Integrative Review of Pain Resource Nurse Programs (co-authorship)  

2012, Pain Control Newsletter  

Kaiser Permanente – Los Angeles Medical Center  

Member, Editorial Team  

 

2011, Philippine Nurses Association of Southern California Newsletter, Vol 17 (11)  

Contributing Writer  

Topic: Evidence-based Practice in Action  

 

2010 Spring-Summer Issue  

Journal of Philippine Nurses Association of America  

Contributing Writer  

Topic: PNASC: Healthy Families Start Here  

 

2010 April  

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Volume 24 No. 2, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins  

Title of Article: Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice Patterns (Co-authorship)  

2009  

 

Contributing Writer, Philippine Nurses Association of Southern California Newsletter, Winter Issue  

Article: Putting Evidence to Practice through Journal Club  

2005  

 

Contributing Author, On the road to recovery, A guide to your heart surgery  

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center 

2003  

Contributing Writer, Philippine Nurses Association of Southern California Newsletter, Winter Issue  

Article: Women and Coronary Artery Disease  

 

2000  

Contributing Writer, Philippine Nurses Association of Southern California Newsletter, Spring Issue  

Article: Coronary Artery Disease: Diagnosis and Management