Sally Y. Tsuda earned an M.S.N. and B.S.N. in nursing from the University of Hawai’i in 1978 and 1963, respectively.
Tsuda is professor emeritus of nursing at the University of Guam. Since 2001, she has worked as a consultant for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at University of Guam and Guam Memorial Hospital where she develops and conducts a RN review course.
Tsuda has an extensive career in the field of nursing on Guam, which includes member of the Board of Trustees, Guam Memorial Hospital Authority from 2002 to 2004. Tsuda was director of the Division of Nursing at University of Guam from 1978 to 1981 and served first as an instructor, and then as a tenured professor of nursing from 1968 to 1988.
In addition to her career at the University of Guam, Tsuda has also served the community through her work as a consultant. From 1997 to 1999, Tsuda was a consultant for nursing administration at Guam Memorial Hospital. Additionally, from 1997 to 1998, Tsuda created a reference document on primary health care concepts for a basic nursing curriculum for the World Health Organization, Geneva.
Tsuda has worked as project director, coordinator and consultant on numerous grants pertaining to improving health services, nursing practices and standards and education of nurses in the western Pacific region. Some of these projects have been in conjunction with University of Guam’s Pacific Basin MCH Resource Center, Republic of Belau Bureau of Health Services, Federated States of Micronesia Department of Health Services and the School of Nursing at University of Guam and University of Hawai’i. Some of Tsuda’s published material includes Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Module and American Pacific Nursing Leaders Council: A Reference book, published in 1998 and 1995, respectively.
Tsuda, along with other Guam nursing professionals, helped establish the American Pacific Nursing Leaders Council and in June 2008, Guam will host the organization’s thirtieth annual conference to be attended by nurses from the Pacific Basin.