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Anna Marie Hefner, MSN, MAEd, CPNP, RN

Director of Academic Support
Phone: (626) 815-5397
Email: ahefner@apu.edu
Anne Marie Hefner currently works as coordinator of Skills Lab and Nursing Computer Center for Azusa Pacific University's (APU) nursing department and assists in academic support. Having earned the "Faculty Excellence Award" three times over as an assistant professor and associate professor, she is the perfect person for her position. After working as a member of APU's faculty, she became an Infant Development specialist while working on a Newborn Follow-up Project at CSU Dominquez Hills. Anna Marie Hefner also works as a Hepatology Nurse Practioner at the SCTI Liver Center Research Foundation.

Education

PhD, University of San Diego, in progress
Master of Education, Special Education, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA, 2001
Master of Science in Nursing, California State University, Long Beach CA, 1991
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, California State University, Long Beach CA, 1983
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, California State University, Los Angeles CA, 1977

Credentials/Certifications
Registered Nurse, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California,
Public Health Certificate, State of California
Nurse Practitioner, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California

Department

  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs

Expertise

  • Faith Integration in Healthcare
  • Hepatology
    Hepatology Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatrics - Neonatal
  • Perinatal Nursing

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Presentations
"Can HIV-HCV do-infection be effectively treated in community based clinics?" AASLD Annual Meeting (Poster). Boston, MA. Nov. 2006

“Instilling Faith and Valued-based Care in Nursing Students”, Sigma Theta Tau Research Conference (Oral). Indianopolis, Indiana, November 2005.

“Response Rates to Drug Therapy in HIV/HCV Co-infection”, Sigma Theta Tau International Research Conference (Oral), Kona Hawaii, July 2005.

“Liver Disease”, The Liver: Disease to Transplantation or Palliation and other Organ Transplants, The Academy of Med-Surg Nurses (Oral), Mt. Baldy CA Chapter, June 2005.

“Liver and Other Organ Transplantation”, The Liver: Disease to Transplantation or Palliation and other Organ Transplants, The Academy of Med-Surg Nurses (Oral), Mt. Baldy CA Chapter, June 2005.

Publications
Pediatric Procedures:Feeding, Infant; Bathing the Infant; Circumcision Care; Diapering; Exchange Transfusions, in Pediatric Procedure Manual by Bowden and Greenburg, 2007.

Soothing the Newborn, Caring for the Colicky Infant, and Jaundice in the Newborn. Feb 2006. iVillage.

Pediatric Procedures: Ear Irrigation Post Anesthesia Care, Preoperative Care, in Pediatric Procedure Manual by Bowden and Greenberg, May 2002.

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Professional Experience

Academic Experience
Hepatology Nurse Practitioner, SCTI Liver Center Research Foundation, Southern California Liver Centers, 2004 (December)

Faculty-Associate Professor, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA, 2002

Clinical Work
A Phase 3, randomized, open-label study of the safety and efficacy of two dose levels of Interferon Alfacon-1 plus Ribavirin administered daily for 48 weeks versus no-treatment in Hepatitis C infection patients who are nonresponders to previous Pegylated Interferon plus Ribavirin therapy. Sponsored by Intermune. Sub-investigator. March 2005.

Randomized double blind multi-center study to compare the safety and efficacy of viramidine to ribavirin in treatment naïve patients with chronic hepatitis C. Sponsored by Ribapharm. Sub-investigator. March 2004.

Industry Experience
Impact - Topics in Gastroenterology, December 2006

Intermune Hepatology Regional Advisory Board “Nonresponders: What’s Next?”, Laguna Beach CA, April 2005

Hepatitis C Treatment: Today and Tomorrow, Northwestern University, June 2005

Coinfection Community Training Program, “Managing, Caring and Treating Patients Coinfected with HCV, HBV, and HIV”, San Franciso CA, April 2005

Challenges in Treating Special Populations: Nonresponders, Acute Infection, African Americans, and HIV Coinfected Patients, Colorado Nurses Association, June 2005

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Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Honors, Awards, Recognition
Faculty Excellence Award, Azusa Pacific University, 2004

Associations, Boards, Committees
* Intermune Hepatology Advisory Board, May 2005.
• Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
• Member, American Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses
• National Association for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
• Sophomore Team, Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing
• Member, Administrative Council, Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing
• Member, Curriculum Committee, Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing
• Member, Baccaleurate Council, Azusa Pacific University, School of Nursing

Special Interests and Activities

Community Activities:
• Special Olympics
• Girl Scouts of America, Claremont CA
• Boys Scout of America, Claremont CA
• First Aid for AYSO, La Verne and Our Lady of Assumption, Claremont CA
• Eucharistic Minister OLA
• Bereavement Minister OLA

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