Dr. Jutara Srivali Teal is the Nurse Coach for the CSU Fullerton School of Nursing. The new role of Nurse Coach is a dedicated resource for nursing students needing support toward achieving their goals. Funding for the Nurse Coach position is supported by the HRSA Workforce Diversity grant project "Enrichment Markers of Better Relationships, Academics and Cultural Enhancement" (EMBRACE).
Dr. Teal joins the School of Nursing with more than 30 years of experience in nursing and holistic health . Jutara Srivali Teal is part of the Titan family! She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Cal State Fullerton through the Southern California CSU DNP Consortium and her master’s degree in nursing from CSU Dominguez Hills. In addition to her nursing credentials, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA and a master’s degree in Traditional and Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College. She has spent most of her career working with diverse populations in Los Angeles County and has experience as a bilingual teacher’s assistant, a licensed acupuncturist, a registered nurse, a nursing student supervisor, a nursing instructor, and a nursing faculty mentor.
Coming from a family of nurses, Dr. Srivali Teal, says that her inspiration for entering nursing came from them, but caring for patients was the inspiration that keeps her here. “I found that the work of nursing is the inspiration that has kept me in nursing for 31 years. There is nothing more inspiring than to witness the strength of the human spirit daily — the strength of the human spirit that fights to thrive in the face of life’s challenges. There is nothing more rewarding than the privilege of helping another human being…”
As the Nurse Coach, Dr. Teal is available to assist students in finding the resources they need to be successful at CSU Fullerton. Students should contact Dr. Teal for help addressing challenges they are facing including finding a balance between school and life, dealing with tough patient situations, financial concerns and food insecurity, confronting family challenges, or exploring what is the best choice for them right now. She can also connect students to University and community resources to address other needs. As students learn the complexities of nursing—both the science and the art—which leads to human caring, Dr. Teal states, “Most of all, I hope students take away the understanding that compassion, for others and for ourselves, is essential for all nursing work.” She is excited to be available to students to help each one reach his or her goals
She may be reached via email: EMBRACE@fullerton.edu