Dr. Jose Rodriguez, DNP, RN, CCNS, CNOR

Dr. Jose A Rodriguez, DNP, RN, CCNS, CNOR, Major, Army

Name: Dr. Jose A Rodriguez, DNP, RN, CCNS, CNOR, Major, Army

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Program
Instructor, Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Program
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Infection Control: Focus on Surgical Instruments Sterilization Processing and Aseptic Techniques
Safety: Focus on Universal Protocol

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-1852


Doctor of Nursing Practice (2019), The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Master of Science in Nursing (2014), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2005), Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR


Dr. Jose A. Rodriguez is an instructor for the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Program.
Dr. Rodriguez enlisted in the Army in 1995 as a logistician and began his nursing career 13 years ago as a medical surgical nurse in Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, NC. He received his commission in the United States Army Nurse Corps in 2005 after graduating with a BSN from the Inter American University, San Juan, PR. In 2007, Dr. Rodriguez successfully completed the Army Perioperative Nursing Course at Fort Sam Houston, TX and has been a Certified Perioperative Registered Nurse since 2008. His assignments as perioperative staff nurse include Carl R. Darnell Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX, Joint Base Balad Hospital, Balad, Iraq, and Weed Army Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, CA. In 2019, he obtained his doctorate in nursing practice from The University of Alabama, and in 2014, his MSN as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) from the Uniformed Services University and became nationally certified as a Critical Care CNS. MAJ Rodriguez was then assigned to Womack Army Medical Center as a Perioperative CNS where he significantly contributed in the development and implementation of a various programs that focused on the improvement of infection control practices, such as endoscope and surgical instrumentation processing. He was later assigned as the Clinical Nurse Officer in Charge of the operating room, where he managed 11 surgical suites that averaged approximately 800 surgical cases per month. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate from the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Major military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal (5).


  • Rodriguez, J. 2014. Corticosteroid versus Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection in Lateral Epicondylitis. Orthopedic Nursing. 33(5), 257-265. doi: 10.1097/NOR.0000000000000081