Priscilla JavedPriscilla S. Javed, RN, DNP, FACHE

Regional Director
Nursing Professional Practice
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
WCSI Faculty Associate
WCSI Caritas Coach®
HeartMath Trainer


Dr. Priscilla Javed is the Regional Director of Nursing Professional Practice in Northern California (NCAL) for Kaiser Permanente Patient Care Services and Nurse Scholar’s Academy. NCAL Kaiser Permanente is the largest international WCSI affiliate. Priscilla’s responsibilities include program oversight and spread of Caring Science, HeartMath, Leadership Development, Nurse Executive Fellowships, and Advanced Degrees to elevate nursing professional practice. Priscilla’s expertise as a Caritas Coach and HeartMath trainer ensures programs are deliberately grounded in Caring Science, Heart-Centered methodologies. Her commitment to Caring Science, humanity, and social justice influences her caring Nursing Leadership style.

Priscilla’s 40-year nursing career encompasses education, critical care, hospice, HIV/AIDS case management, informatics, and hospital and ambulatory patient care operations. Operational experience has included guiding quality patient care as a Chief Nurse executive, providing oversight of Innerlink and Healing Arts program, overseeing operations of Medical-Surgical units at three hospitals, opening an ambulatory surgery center, implementing two different electronic health records, and leading diverse macro system programs and projects. Priscilla also worked at a pediatric hospital as a patient family education consultant and Emergency Department Director. During her tenure the hospital was awarded Magnet status by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center. Working at a Magnet designated hospital was a wonderful opportunity for learning about creating the necessary infrastructures and processes to support shared decision making, engaging the hearts of minds of nurses, and elevating nursing professionalism through ownership of practice and patient outcomes. Today, Priscilla remains dedicated to advancing nursing professionalism through her leadership role and membership on the National Patient Care Services workstream for nursing Transformational Leadership and exemplary professional practice.

Priscilla obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with an emphasis in executive leadership from the University of San Francisco (USF) in 2016. Dr. Jean Watson’s theory of Human Caring and Transformational Leadership theorists guided her doctoral project titled ‘Transforming Self and Systems through implementation of a Caring Coach Leader program’. She was invited to present her work on a plenary panel at the 2017 International Caritas Consortium hosted by Stanford University Medical Center and a poster presentation at the 2018 National Nurse Leader Kaiser Permanente conference. This scholarly work influenced curriculum development for two leadership development succession planning pathways for nurse executive advancement and fellowships along with competency development for middle managers and directors using the American Organization of Nurse Executive competency domains. The programs have been successful based on tracking promotional advancements, retention data, and qualitative statements. Priscilla shared learnings from the Kaiser Permanente leadership executive advancement programs with Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) as an ACNL committee member and contributor of their nurse executive development program. In Summer 2019, Priscilla will return to USF to start a new chapter of her life as Adjunct Faculty for the School of Nursing and Health Professions.