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Elizabeth Lopez, MSN, FNP-C, RN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5957
Email: elopez@apu.edu
Fax: (626) 815-5414
Elizabeth Lopez is an assistant professor in the undergraduate nursing program. She brings extensive experience as a Registered Nurse in the acute, home health, psychiatric mental health, community health, and school health settings. She is also a Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in a school-based health center and in retail health care. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing at Azusa Pacific. Her research interests include understanding the lived experience and meaning of teenage motherhood among Mexican American adolescents to improve health and social outcomes for teen mothers and their children. Lopez is passionate about positively impacting the world of teen pregnancy, resulting from her personal experience as a teenage mother at the age of 16.

Lopez firmly believes that teaching, like nursing, is a ministry because teaching is the avenue used to prepare the next generation of nurses to care for and serve God's people. Her purpose and mission is to advance the work of God in the world through nursing education and professional nursing practice.

Education

  • PhD in Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, In Progress
  • Masters of Science Degree in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health, California State University, Los Angeles, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Pacific Union College, 1993
  • Associate of Science Degree, Mount San Antonio Community College, 1991

Credentials/Certifications

  • National Certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Azusa Pacific University, 2004
  • Health Services School Nurse Credential, California State University, 2000
  • Public Health Nurse Certificate, 1993

Department

School of Nursing

  • Undergraduate Programs

Expertise

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Health
  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • School Nursing

Courses Taught

  • UNRS 105 – Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • UNRS 310 – Mental Health Nursing
  • UNRS 410 – Community Health Nursing