Dr. Jonathan Mack has over 37 years of health care experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner. Dr. Mack has held senior-level hospital positions as Director of Emergency and Trauma Services, Director of Critical Care Services, Director of Research and Development, Administrative Director for Inpatient Services, and executive positions as a Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer for several Southern California hospitals. Dr. Mack’s clinical and leadership experience crosses health care delivery services, information and technology systems, advanced practice, and academic education services. Dr. Mack maintains an active practice as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner with a local medical group and provides consultative services in Telehealth, Telemedicine, and remote patient monitoring.
Dr. Mack earned his R.N. Diploma in 1983 from Los Angeles County Medical Center, School of Nursing and an A.A. degree from Los Angeles City College. Dr. Mack completed his Master of Science in Nursing degree in 1994, with a certificate as a Nurse Practitioner from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Dr. Mack continued his graduate education and completed his Ph.D. in Nursing at the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. Dr. Mack is board certified in Nursing Informatics from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and holds an NP designation from the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Dr. Mack completed a post-doctoral engineering fellowship with the West Wireless Health Institute (now referred to as the West Health Institute). His post-doctoral research focused on wireless medical device development, user interface design, and clinical interoperability. During his fellowship, Dr. Mack participated in the development of multiple smartphone-based clinical devices and software systems including a smartphone-based device capable of conducting remote wireless fetal monitoring and non-stress testing of high-risk pregnancies. After completing his engineering fellowship, Dr. Mack was promoted to Director of Research and Development for the West Health Institute where he led several initiatives developing smartphone-based remote clinical monitoring systems and systems designed to expand access to health care while reducing the cost of care.
Dr. Mack joined the faculty of the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science in 2008. He has taught across pre-licensure Master’s Degree and Nurse Practitioner nursing programs. In 2010, Dr. Mack developed and implemented the Master of Science in Health Care Informatics and Master of Science in Nursing Informatics degree tracks. In 2011, Dr. Mack implemented the online Master of Science in Health Care Informatics degree track. Dr. Mack was promoted and added the title of Director of Innovative Learning, where he led the implementation of an innovative degree option allowing students to accelerate their academic experience to earn both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with the goal of reducing educational expenses for the student while providing graduates with sought-after professional skills in informatics and technology. Dr. Mack developed and implemented a hybrid learning option for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree providing registered nurses a path to a DNP in Nursing Informatics and Data Science or Health Systems Leadership.
Dr. Mack is currently the Director of the Nursing Informatics and Health Care Informatics Master’s degree programs. Dr. Mack also manages the post-MSN to DNP Hybrid programs. In addition, Dr. Mack is the Director of Innovative Learning Services for the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. This role is responsible for implementing and managing online learning modalities, classroom technology, and student support services. Dr. Mack’s program of research includes Telehealth and Telemedicine; Remote Patient Monitoring, and Simulation-Based Learning for Health Care and Nursing Informatics disciplines.