Alicia Printemps-Herget

Clinical Liaison Instructor, School of Nursing

Alicia Printemps-HergetAlicia Printemps-Herget began her career in nursing in 2001 after earning her associate’s degree in nursing from PCC. She was drawn to the profession out of a strong desire to serve her community and work toward equity in a meaningful way. Alicia practiced acute care nursing for several years but as her heart was always rooted in the community setting, she earned her B.S.N. in 2005 from OHSU and began working in community health. She specialized in forensic nursing and spent many years as a sexual assault nurse examiner, serving on the Oregon attorney general’s Sexual Assault Task Force as well as the Multnomah County Sexual Assault Response Team. She began teaching clinical nursing as an adjunct with PCC and Concordia in 2011. After earning her master in nursing education in 2018 from OHSU, Alicia began teaching full time, first at OHSU and now at UP. Her teaching practice, like her nursing, is rooted in social justice and anti-oppression frameworks. She hopes to serve students by helping them understand how the profession of nursing integrates social justice, compassion, ethics, art, and science in ways that are crucial to keeping our communities healthy. She has lived in Portland for most of her life, where she currently resides with her dog. Alicia loves playing classical guitar and spending time on the coast.