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Karla Kendall Richmond, PhD, CNS, RN

Associate Chair of Undergrad Department and Associate Professor
Phone: (626) 815-5386
With an extensive list of major activities she has participated, Karla Kendall Richmond works vigorously to maintain her expertise in nursing. She has presented her research at three international conferences and two regional conferences. A full-time faculty member at Azusa Pacific University (APU) since 1998, Prof. Richmond adds a fresh, although experienced, view and expertise to better the students of APU's School of Nursing.


PhD–University of San Diego, 2007
MSN–Azusa Pacific University, 1993
BSN–Consortium of the California State Universities, 1987
Associate of Science degree in Nursing–Riverside Community College, 1979
Associate of Arts degree–Riverside Community College, 1970

RN License (Ca)
Clinical Nurse Specialist, California Board of Registered
Advanced Fetal Monitoring, Certified through AWHONN
Limited Fetal Evaluation and Limited Ultrasound
RTS Bereavement Counselor
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, present
Lifetime Community College Teaching Credential
Advanced Cardiac Life-Support, present
Neonatal Resusitation


  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs


  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Nursing

Professional Experience

Academic Experience
Faculty, Full Time, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 1998-present

Skills Center Supervisor, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA,

Hospital based Instructor, NACLS Hospital, 1993

Adjunct Faculty, Maternal/Child Instructor, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, Ca, 1987-1993

Clinical Work
Relief Call-In, Family Birth Center, Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, CA, 1994-1998

Full-time Staff RN, Family Birth Center, Riverside Community Hospital, 1979-1992

Consulting Engagements
Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) Bereavement Counselor, 1992

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Honors, Awards, Recognition
Center for Research in Ethics and Values (CREV) Seminar Award - Fall 2006; Looking at One’s Spiritual Values and Beliefs in Relation to the Childbearing Family. Round Table Presentation, Educational Conference in Nursing, 2004; Poster Presentation, Educational Conference in Nursing, 2002; TLTR Grant, 2002; TLTR Grant, 2001; Award of Excellence from Nursing Students, 1999; Jane Cardea Outstanding Graduate Award, 1993; Sigma Theta Tau Selection/Induction, 1993; Winner’s Circle, Riverside Community Hospital, 1989

Associations, Boards, Committees
California CNS membership, 2005; Sigma Theta Tau, 1993-present; past and present member, AWHONN, 1993