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Viann Duncan, PMHCNS-BC, MSN, RN

Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: (626) 815-5386
First serving at Azusa Pacific University as a clinical instructor in 1991, Viann Duncan, MSN, returned to APU in 2000 as lead instructor for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing class. Duncan now serves as the director of undergraduate admissions for the School of Nursing, as well as associate chair for the undergraduate program. Specializing in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing, Duncan brings vital knowledge and know-how to her students and the entire School of Nursing.


PhD (in progress), Loma Linda University
MSN, Psychiatric Nursing, Texas Woman’s University
BSN, Baylor University

Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
American Nurses Credentialing Center


  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs


  • Mental Health
  • Psychiatric Nursing

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

March 2009. UCI Medical Center. "Depression in Geriatric Patients".

April 2007: Intercommunity Medical Center. "Interacting with Patients with Mental Illness: A Nursing Intervention".

January 2007. San Gabriel Valley Nurse Leader Council. "Schools of Nursing: Increase in Students Decrease in Clinical Opportunities".

May 2007. Azusa Pacific University. Keynote Speaker - Pinning Ceremony, School of Nursing.

Duncan, V. (2008). Chapter 129: Visitor Identification and Management in V. Bowden & C. Greenberg (Eds) Pediatric nursing Procedures (2nd Ed) (pps 766 - 767). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkens.

Duncan, V. (2008) Chapter 85: Patient Idenitifcation in V. Bowden & C. Greenberg (Eds) Pediatric Nursing Procedures (2nd Ed) (pgs 535 - 536). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkens.

Professional Experience

Academic Experience
Associate Chair Baccalaureate School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2009-present

Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2006-present

Lead Instructor for Psych Mental Health Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2000-present

Clinical Work
The following are only a sampling of Viann Duncan’s extensive Clinical Work credentials.

Per-diem Staff Nurse, Methodist Hospital, Arcadia, CA, 1999-2000

Per-diem Staff Nurse, Della Martin Behavioral Science Center, Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CA, 2000-06

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Methodist Hospital, 1994-1999

Clinical Instructor, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 1991-1992

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Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Associations, Boards, Committees
Member American Psychological Nurse Association, National and California Chapter; Baylor Nursing Alumni Association; International Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Sigma Chapter, APU; Member, National League for Nursing