Dr. Manpreet Sidhu’s interest and expertise is in Emergency Medicine. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with honors and as a member of the International Society of Scholars from California State University-Fullerton DNP Consortium program. Her primary research focus is mitigating emergency room overcrowding, improving timely access to care, decreasing Emergency Department (ED) throughput and ultimately improving patient outcome. 

She spent most of her clinical career in the ED at LAC+USC medical center, where she taught many nurse practitioner and medical students. Her ED time was divided in trauma, medical and orthopedic emergencies, 24-hour medicine hold unit and 48-hour cardiology hold unit. She was part of the team which pioneered a new ED flow process that included same day appointments for Emergency Severity Index (ESI) category 4-5 patients and other programs to decompress the ED and increase access to primary care. Her doctoral project was developing the first advanced-practice nurse led Rapid Medical Evaluation and Treatment (RMET) program which implemented a novel approach to providing optimal care in a timely manner for patients presenting to the ED. Dr. Sidhu is proud to be teaching at her alma mater in the School of Nursing in UCLA. 


N269: Quality Improvement and Population-Based Quality of Practice

N216B: Adult/Gerontology Concepts for Advanced Practice Nurses in Acute Care

N440: Advanced Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis Practicum

N416A: Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum I

N416B: Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum II

N416C: Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum III


Doctor of Nursing Practice, California State University, DNP Consortium, 2019

Master of Science in Nursing, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of California Los Angeles, 2006

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, California State University San Bernardino, 2002

Professional Activities | Honors | Awards 

2005 - present: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Gamma Tau Chapter

2007- Acute care nurse practitioner, emergency medicine training at LAC- USC Medical Hospital

2007 - American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Acute Care Board Certification

2007 - Essentials of Emergency Medicine, Introductory Ultrasound Course

2018-present: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Upsilon Chapter

2018-present: National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium

2018-present: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

2019-present: Phi Beta Delta, Honors Society of International scholars

2019-present: American Association of Nurse Practitioner (AANP)

2021-2022: Obesity Medicine Association

2023-Present: California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP)

Scholarly Papers

2019: Currently in collaboration: Risk stratify chest pain in the urgent care

2019: Doctoral project, Rapid Medical Evaluation and Treatment in the Emergency Department 

Scholarly Presentations | Conferences

October 2019: Rapid Medical Evaluation and Treatment in the Emergency Department, poster presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International, Sigma SoCal Odyssey Research Conference

April 2019: Rapid Medical Evaluation and Treatment in the Emergency Department, poster presentation Sigma Theta Tau International Upsilon Chapter, California State University Fullerton

March 2019: Rapid Medical Evaluation and Treatment poster presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International Iota Eta Chapter VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Community Service

2023-Present: Sigma Volunteer at Gamma Tau at Large Chapter

2020-Present: UCLA one Alumni Mentor

2020-2021: Fiver Rivers Heart Association, Medalert/TeleHealth, Rural India

2019: UCLA Bhagat Puran Singh Health Initiative (BPSHI)

2015: Nurse Practitioner Volunteer Sant Baba Onkar Charitable Hospital, Punjab, India

2015: Nurse Practitioner Volunteer (clinic) Guru Aasra Orphanage Home Punjab, India

2014: Nurse Practitioner Volunteer, Azusa Internal Medicine clinic, Azusa, CA

2004: Registered Nurse Volunteer, Flying Doctors of Mercy, LIGA International, Mexico