Angel Johann Solorzano Martinez, DNP, MSN, RN, is enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of San Francisco, in California. His research interest is psychiatric nursing, prevention and management of substance abuse disorders for individuals with a dual diagnosis. Mr. Martinez is passionate about caring for patients with mental illness and substance abuse disorders and has years of clinical experience working as a staff and relief charge nurse in the acute adult and geriatric inpatient psychiatric units at the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Mr. Martinez currently works part-time as a nursing clinical instructor in psychiatric mental health at the University of San Francisco. As a bilingual (Spanish and English) registered nurse he is able to deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate nursing care and health education to better assist populations of various socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. He has received various recognitions for his teaching excellence.
Additionally, Mr. Martinez is actively engaged in the Bay Area communities as a volunteer educating patients and people about health practices, management and prevention of substance abuse disorders.
He was born and raised in Guatemala and immigrated to the United States in the late 90s. He has since earned an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from the City College of San Francisco, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) from San Francisco State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Dominican University of California. Mr. Martinez enjoys spending free time with his family and loved ones, listening to music and dancing, and exploring the world through his travels.