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Cathy McPhee, MSN, FNP, RN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Director, RN to BSN Online Programs
Phone: (626) 815-5011
Fax: (626) 815-5414
Catherine Wilde McPhee is currently interim chair of the traditional and online formats of the Accelerated RN to BSN program, as well as an assistant professor in the School of Nursing. An Azusa Pacific University (APU) graduate, McPhee has chosen to remain at APU after recieving her Master of Science degree and her Family Nurse Practitioner Certification. Previously, she worked as a nurse executive and chief operations officer at several local hospitals. She was also an instructor at California State University at Fullerton from 1996–97 after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree there in 1986.


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification, Azusa Pacific University, 2004
Family Nurse Practitioner Certification, Azusa Pacific University, 2004
Practicums: Case Management, St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA; Pediatric Internship, Dr. Harrington, Santa Ana, CA; Maternal/Child/Women’s Health, Dr. M. Zapata, Orange, CA; Family Practice, Dr. J. Luster, Orange, CA
Masters of Science, Azusa Pacific University, 1996
Bachelor of Science, California State University at Fullerton, 1986
Associate of Arts, Saddleback College, 1982
Diploma in Nursing, Millard Fillmore Hospital School of Nursing, 1968


  • School of Adult and Professional Studies
  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs


  • Family Practice
  • Hospital Administration
  • Online Education
  • Patient Care Services
  • Rehabilitation

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

McPhee, C., Huston, C., "Professional Issues in Nursing: Challenges & Opportunities," 2nd Edition; Chapter 3--Blending the New Essentials of Bacclaureate Education and Distance Learning Education Models (2010).

McPhee, C., Bowden, V., & Greenberg, C., "Pediatric Nursing Procedures," Chapter Revisions: Three Chapters (111-113)--Tracheostomy Stoma Care, Suctioning, & Tube Change (2008).

McPhee, C., Huston, C., "Professional Issues in Nursing: Challenges & Opportunities," Chapter 7--Distance Learning: One Strategy for Furthering Nursing Education and Easing the Nursing Shortage (2007).

Professional Experience

Academic Experience
Faculty; Director of Accelerated (CAPS) RN to BSN Traditional and Online Program. Administrator Online Education, Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing, Azusa, CA, August 1996 to present

Needs Assessment Team & Staff Education, Charter Oak Hospital, Covina, CA, August 1996 to 2000

Clinical Consultant, PMG Healthcare Management Inc., Port Hueneme, CA, 2000

Instructor, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 1996 - 1997

Director of Patient Care Services, THC Orange County, Brea, CA, June 1994 to February 1996

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Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Associations, Boards, Committees
International Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Sigma Chapter; Past President; Vice President
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Azusa Pacific University Elections Council, Chair
RN Advisory Board, Citrus Community College, 2008-present