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Najood Ghazi Azar, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6314
Fax: (626) 358-2865
Najood Ghazi Azar, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Entry-Level Master’s program in the School of Nursing. She brings more than 10 years of clinical experience in the United States and overseas, including medical-surgical and pediatrics. Azar has also been involved in academia since 2001, when she started as a teacher and research assistant in a university in Jordan, then received a scholarship to continue her graduate studies in the U.S. She then became a research assistant at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she received an MSN in family and caregiving research. She continued her doctoral studies at Azusa Pacific University, and while working as an adjunct faculty member in fundamentals and medical-surgical courses at APU, she amassed further clinical experience in pediatrics by working at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Azar joined APU’s nursing faculty in January 2013. Her research projects include studying children’s health outcomes and children with disabilities.


  • PhD, Azusa Pacific University
  • MSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MSN, University of Jordan
  • BSN, Jordan University of Science and Technology


School of Nursing

  • Graduate Programs


  • Immigrant Health Issues
  • Nursing Education
  • Pediatrics

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 508A – Research and Theory in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • GNRS 582A – Pathophysiology A
  • GNRS 583 – Nursing Care of Children and Young Adults