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Marie Podboy, M.A., B.S.N., RN

Assistant Professor
Phone: (626) 815-5386
Marie Podboy joined APU in August of 2010 as clinical and lead instructor for Foundations of Nursing Practice (UNRS 105) for the newly opened BSN program at the High Desert Regional Center in Victorville. She has had extensive critical care experience as well as multiple educational experiences at various levels of training. Her most recent experience has been as a helicopter flight nurse practicing at an advanced level.

Podboy is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Emergency Nurses Association, the National Association for Search and Rescue, the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association, and the National Association of Emergency Medicine System Educators. She has worked for Victor Valley Community College as adjunct faculty, the Mercy Air Service as a chief flight nurse, San Antonio Community Hospital as a nurse director in the emergency department, and for Chaffey Community College as a EMT lead instructor. She has received the Medal of Meritorious Service for Leadership from the State of California Emergency Medical Service Authority and has served with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Volunteer Forces Search and Rescue for 31 years.


  • Master of Arts in Public Health Administration - California State University, San Bernardino, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of San Francisco, 1976


  • Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing – Certified Flight Registered Nurse
  • State of California Emergency Medical Technician – Limited Advanced Life Support Provider


School of Nursing

  • Undergraduate Programs


  • Critical Care/Trauma
  • Transport

Courses Taught

  • UNRS 411 Advanced Nursing Care of Adults and Aging
  • UNRS 412 Clinical Residency Nursing