Lisa Evans, DNP, ACNP-BC, serves as the lead practitioner in the critical care unit at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA. She began her career as an acute care nurse practitioner with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside. She then went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). Dr. Evans has worked in cardiothoracic surgery and interventional cardiology; she currently specializes in critical care and trauma.
Dr. Evans was instrumental in developing an innovative practice model utilizing an acute care nurse practitioner as the lead for multi-disciplinary rounds in a critical care setting. Her doctoral project focused on the development of this role and the impact on patient clinical outcomes and hospital length of stay. After graduation, she worked as an adjunct faculty member at CSULA and as the AGACNP Program Director for California State University, Long Beach.
Dr. Evans also practices at Providence Mission Hospital with the Acute Trauma Surgery Team.