Sally McNay, M.S.N.

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Registered Nursing | Health Science


Phone: (714) 484-7283 Ext: 48299

Office Hours: Office hours are variable; please see information posted outside of Health Science Office, Course Syllabi, or myGateway.

Location: Health Science TE3 HS 200

About Professor McNay

They say, “do what you love.” How fortunate to have found passion and satisfaction in this career of nursing!

Caring about what happens to people is where this passion starts. Nursing is described by many as the “caring” profession. Public polls indicate that out of all the major professions, individuals trust nurses the most!

It is my pleasure and privilege to be a professor of nursing. As a Cypress College Alumni it has always been important to strive for excellence. Returning to Cypress College after working as a staff nurse for 12 years was a good choice.

As an instructor, teaching and learning take place simultaneously for teacher and student. In the classroom students engage in learning how this unique and wonderful body of ours reacts to our world. Then, firsthand, students see these effects by caring for patients in the hospital and community settings.

I look forward to sharing some of my passion and excellence for nursing with you!

Professor Sally McNay, RN, MSN

Recommended Course

Nursing 296 Pediatrics

This course occurs in the 4th semester of the nursing program. If you have a passion for children and families, this may be your niche!

After working in early childhood development for a few years, I knew that Nursing and Child Development were a good combination. After completing my RN at Cypress College in 1989, I started my career as a Pediatric RN at a local children’s hospital. It was the right choice for me.

Growth and Development is the basis for how we determine whether children are reaching their milestones appropriately. When these are not met withing a certain time-frame, or if circumstances change we must discern where the problem exists.

Pediatric nurses work with the entire healthcare team to determine steps to return children and families to their appropriate state of growth and development after a maturational or situational crisis.

It is an exciting area of nursing. For more information please contact me or a health science counselor. You can also go to the professional organization Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) website.