Daniel G. Ortiz, Jr., DNP, MBA/MSN, RN, PHN, CDP, CHSE CSA
Dr. Daniel G. Ortiz, Jr., is the Interim Associate Dean of Nursing & Allied Health at Imperial Valley College (IVC) where he previously served as the Simulation Coordinator, Associate Professor in Nursing & Assistant Director of Nursing. His history of serving his hometown of Imperial County, California began through an earned Associate’s Degree of Science in Nursing in 2000 from IVC, followed by an earned Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2008. Dr. Ortiz completed a double Master’s degree in Business Administration and Nursing Administration through Grand Canyon University with an emphasis in leadership in health care systems in 2014. His additional credentials currently include being a Public Health Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, as well as being the region’s only Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. In addition, Dr. Ortiz serves Graduate and Doctoral students of Azusa Pacific University (APU) as a Senior Adjunct Faculty member and student advisor. Dr. Ortiz has over 20 years experience in simulation. His healthcare work experience spans clinical practice as an EMT, LVN, RN in the areas of Home Care, Emergency Care, Intensive /Critical Care, Hospital Supervision, Oncology Nursing, and Employee Management. Dr. Ortiz has also volunteered with numerous non-profit agencies serving those among the cancer community, less fortunate, and community events geared towards helping the youth of the Imperial Valley be exposed to careers and vocations that await them and how they too can promote the lives of those around them by bringing specialty practice and services to this medically and economically underserved area. Being a member of the California Simulation Alliance (CSA) as a Manager will leverage his skills and interests that surround coordinating and leading the CSA in areas he’s achieved wide success including marketing, education, and evaluations. His wife and three children are the foundation to his daily activities and are usually present during any work-related or volunteer activities and study sessions.