Janet Sohal, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Regional Director, Kaiser Permanente Nurse Scholars Academy & Magnet
NCAL Regional Patient Care Services
HeartMath® Certified Trainer
WCSI Caritas Coach®
KP CCEP Faculty
Janet Sohal is currently the Regional Director, for the Nurse Scholars Academy at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. In her role she oversees Magnet, Research and Innovation and Professional Excellence.
She has been in nursing for over 40 years. Her clinical experiences have been in the ICUs and step-down units. She joined the nationally acclaimed patient centered care program – Planetree in 1989 as the Patient Education Coordinator. In 1994, Janet moved into a staff developer role at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and then joined Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center as a Clinical Educator in 2001. Her career at Kaiser Permanente has provided her the ability to try on several different roles. She took on the role of Director of Performance Improvement, moved into the Care Experience Leader role, transitioned into the role as Director of Leadership Development and Learning, and prior to her regional role was the Director of Clinical Education and Informatics.
Janet has a BSN from the University of Phoenix, an MSN from Dominquez Hills State University in Southern California, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership from University of San Francisco. She serves as adjunct faculty at University of Phoenix, a LDDP mentor, Caritas Coach and is a HeartMath certified trainer. She also has published several articles on the topic of professional governance, electronic devices for healthcare providers and educational competencies.