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Laurie Lang, MSN/ED, BC, RN

Academic Curriculum Specialist, Assistant Professor
Phone: ext. 5599
Email: llang@apu.edu
Fax: (626) 815-5414
Laurie Lang has been a registered nurse for 40 years and has experience in many areas of nursing including critical care, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, heart failure, and school nursing. As a nurse manager, she worked at a large ambulatory care center in downtown Los Angeles and was responsible for all of the cardiopulmonary services. Laurie is a doctoral candidate in APU’s PhD in Nursing program. Her research focus is on self-care methods of homeless people in our area with hypertension. She has presented research posters on heart failure, diabetes, and healthcare access and utilization in the chronically homeless at Sigma Theta Tau Odyssey, Western Institute of Nursing, the Academy of Nursing, and APU's Research conferences. She is committed to encouraging undergraduate students to participate in research opportunities and has been a mentor to students who have joined her research studies.
Lang began teaching at APU as an adjunct faculty member in 2006 and has served as a full-time assistant professor since 2010. Prior to APU, she taught in the RN-BSN and Entry-Level Masters programs at California State University, Fullerton. Her teaching specialties are pathophysiology and leadership and management in nursing. As the Curriculum Specialist for the School of Nursing, her primary responsibilities are curriculum development and student learning assessment and evaluation. She serves on the School of Nursing Curriculum Committee, Undergraduate Studies Council, and the Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee.

Education

  • BSN - North Park University, Chicago, Illinois
  • MSN/ED - University of Phoenix; post-master’s specialization in nursing education

Credentials/Certifications

  • ANCC Board Certification in Cardiac/Vascular Nursing

Department

School of Nursing

  • Undergraduate Programs

Expertise

  • Cardiovascular nursing
  • Heart failure
  • Leadership and management
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing education and curriculum development
  • Program assessment and evaluation

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 515 – Advanced Pathophysiology
  • GNRS 586 – Leadership and Management in Professional Practice
  • UNRS 403 – Leadership and Management in Professional Practice