Canham, Daryl L.

Canham, Daryl L.

Date Updated



The Valley Foundation School of Nursing

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Ed.D 1998

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, MSN 1980

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, BSN 1971

Dissertation Title

Development of a Collaborative Interdisciplinary Health Care Delivery Model at an Urban Academic Nurse Managed Center to Reflect Changes in Nursing Education

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, School of Nursing, Skills Lab Facilitator, 1979-1981

San Jose State University, School of Nursing, Lecturer, 1981-2003

San Jose State University, School of Nursing, Associate Professor, 2003-2007

San Jose State University, School of Nursing/The Valley Foundation School of Nursing Professor, 2007-2022

Administrative and Professional Experience

Health Coordinator/PHN, Community Coordinated Child Development Council of Santa Clara County, San Jose, CA, 1977-1979

Director of Nursing, Unicare Inc., San Jose, CA, 1974-1976

Public Health Nurse, HomeKare, Inc., San Jose, CA, 1973-1974

Charge Nurse, Pediatrics, Marian Hospital, Santa Maria, CA, 1972-1973

School Nurse, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, NM, 1971-1972

Staff Nurse, Bataan Memorial (Lovelace) Hospital, Albuquerque, NM, 1971-1972


Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Gamma Chapter

  • President,2023-2024
  • Counselor, 2020-2023
  • Governance Chair, 2018-2020
  • Chapter Counselor, 2016-2018
  • Chapter President, 2012-2016
  • Corresponding Secretary,2010-2012
  • Treasurer, 2002-2007
  • Chair of Scholarship/Grant/Awards committee, 1985-2007
  • Treasurer, Biennial Convention (San Francisco, CA.), 1987

Breathe California of the Bay Area (formerly American Lung Association of Santa Clara and San Benito Counties), Board of Directors, 2001 & 2007, Board Secretary, 2004, Board of Directors Chair. (2011-2013)

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Sacramento, CA. Member, revision of School Nurse Standards, 2007.

Service Learning in Family Health, Project Coordinator, AmeriCorps grant project for the SJSU campus, 2001-2002

Santa Clara County School Nurses Association: Liaison to The Valley Foundation School of Nursing, Membership Chair, 2004-2011)

San Jose State University Committees:

  • College of Applied Sciences and Arts, College Committee of Research and Faculty Development, 2003-2007
  • Academic Senate, representing CASA, 2006-2009
  • Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee, College of Health and Human Sciences: 2020-2021
  • Graduate Studies and Research, 2006-2009
  • Professional Standards and Policies, 2007-2009

San Jose State University School of Nursing Committees:

  • Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, 2010-2015; 2017-2020
  • Nurse Managed Centers Committee, 2003-2020
  • Student Affairs, 2003-2020
  • Graduate Committee, 2003-2018

Selected Publications

Canham, D., Mao, C.L., Yoder, M., Connolly, P., Dietz, E. (2008), Ten steps for implementation: The Omaha system and quality measurement in academic nurse managed centers. Journal of Nursing Education, 47, (3), 105-110.

Canham, D., Bauer, L., Concepcion, M., Luong, J., Peters, J., & Wilde, C. (2007). An audit of medication administration: A glimpse into school health offices. The Journal of School Nursing, 23, (1), 21-27. (Refereed for publication)

Li,Xia, Canham, D., Wahl, S. (2016). Indicators of job satisfaction of Home Health Care nurses in the San Francisco Bay area of California. Home Health Care Now, 34 (6), 2-7.

Canham, D. & Adelman, T., A Collaborative Health Care Model in the Community: Podium Presentation. Sigma Theta Tau International, Region 1 Conference, Sacramento, CA. March 2, 2019

Dudley, E.N., Rauch, L. and Canham, D. Integrating Palliative Care in Community Health Nursing and Nurse Managed Centers. California Statewide Summit between Academia and Practice: Leveraging Partnerships Between Academia and Practice to Advance the PHN Workforce. Sacramento, CA., March 10, 2020.

Rauch, L., Canham, D., Adelman, Omsberg, T.J. and N. Dudley, N. In the Round: Conversations on Palliative Care in Community Settings. Shiley Institute for Palliative Care: National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research. San Diego, CA., October 11-12, 2019.

Luong, J., Yoder, M., & Canham, D. (2009). Southeast Asian parents raising a child with autism: A qualitative investigation of coping styles The Journal of School Nursing, 25, (3). 222-229.

Canham, D.L., Yoder, M., Cohen, J., & Kataoka-Yahiro, M. (2001). Increasing access to nursing services: A framework for community-based pediatric primary health care. Podium Presentation, International Congress of Nursing, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Stanley, M.J., Canham, D., Young-Cureton, V. (2006) Evaluation as part of school discipline: Assessing emotional and behavioral issues, The Journal of School Nursing, 22, (1), 40-47. (Refereed for publication)

Personal Commentary

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time and relationships while at SJSU over the last 42 years in the SJSU School of Nursing, now The Valley Foundation School of Nursing. I am very grateful for the wonderful students, faculty, staff, and friends that I have had the pleasure of working with over all these years. The nursing profession is a vital part of our community, and can continue to serve the community well with dedicated faculty and staff.



Canham, Daryl L.