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Cheryl Boyd, MSN, RN, APRN-CNS

Assistant Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5675
Fax: (626) 815-5414
Cheryl Boyd, MSN, RN, APRN-CNS, is a clinical expert in critical care, medical-surgical, palliative care, and adult health nursing. With more than 20 years of experience in nursing care for the adult patient across the life span in the acute care setting, she utilizes evidence-based practice guidelines, strong interpersonal skills, and a well-developed knowledge base in order to model excellent nursing care. Her strong clinical background facilitates the integration of knowledge for students between the theoretical and practical settings, and she enjoys mentoring the next generation of nursing professionals. Research interest are in the areas of victim and survivor support and recovery exiting prostitution and sex trafficking, human addictive behaviors and social media and the interplay of adolescent anxiety, depression and eating disorders.


  • MSN, Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Azusa Pacific University
  • BSN, California State University, Los Angeles
  • RN, Pasadena City College


  • Registered Nurse, State of California
  • Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • Palliative Care Consultant


School of Nursing

  • Undergraduate Programs


  • Adult Critical Care/Intensive Care Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Palliative Care Nursing

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 574 – Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • GNRS 579A – Nursing Care of Adults and Elderly
  • GNRS 588 – Advanced Nursing Care of Adults - Leadership
  • UNRS 212 – Nursing Care of Adults and Elderly
  • UNRS 411 – Advanced Nursing Care of Adults and Aging