Loewenberg School of Nursing
Gusumalee faculty

Gusumalee Potipatsa, PhD,RN
Assistant Professor


Phone:  901-678-2003image

Fax:     901-678-4906

E-mail: gptpatsa@memphis.edu

Office: 307 Newport Hall



Dr. Potipatsa has taught in the Maternal-Child and Pediatric Nursing Program in Thailand since 1988. She has also taught Research in Nursing, Trends in Nursing Professional, Content Mastery (preparing seniors for the licensure exam) in Pediatric Nursing of the BSN Program, and mentored International Master of Nursing Students for Midwifery Nursing.


Dr. Potipatsa completed her Doctor of Nursing Philosophy study at University of Illinois at Chicago School of Nursing, graduating in May of 2009. Her scholarly project "Thalassemia Education for Thai High School Students: Evaluation Tool" initiated the curriculum for teaching high school students about Thalassemia, which has high prevalence in Thailand, in terms of concerning to visit antenatal clinic earlier within 12 weeks of gestational age for investigation. Her last few studies focused on nursing education and systematic thinking. These research findings contributed the knowledge applying to improve nursing education in terms of appropriate strategies for teaching.


Dr. Potipatsa has participated the Journal of Nurses' Association of Thailand, North- eastern Division as an Assistant Editor in Chief and Peer Reviewer since 2009. This journal had the highest impact factor score in 2010 and distributed nursing research studies and nursing knowledge for Thai nurses. She has also served as a Curriculum Development Committee Member for the International Master of Nursing Science and Midwifery Nursing for Nursing Colleges and Universities in Thailand since 2011. In addition, she has worked as commentator for researches and academic presentations around the country.


Besides teaching nursing students,Dr. Potipatsa directed nursing care for a medical-surgical adult and pediatric unit at the Watana Private hospital as a part-time nurse for twelve years. She also had her own private clinic to practice as a nursing practitioner for a few years.

Dr. Potipatsa worked as a Head of Pediatric Nursing Department, a Child Care Center and an Academic Service Department for four years in each position. She has also been certified as a Quality Assurance Investigator since 2011.

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