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Pamela Cone, PhD, CNS, RN

Associate Professor
Phone: (626) 815-5466
Pam Cone, PhD, has been teaching at APU since 1992. Her doctoral dissertation was titled “Reconnecting: A Grounded Theory Study of Formerly Homeless Mothers,” and her research interests are in the area of spiritual care for the homeless. Cone has been a practicing nurse since 1974 and brings much field experience to APU nursing students.


PhD, Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
MS, Nursing, Azusa Pacific University
BSN, Alderson Broaddus University


  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs


  • Spiritual Care for the Homeless

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Cone, P. "Urban Health issues of the Homeless: A look at the needs of homeless mothers". Urban Health 2nd Annual Conference by World Impact, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA. 2006

Cone, P. "Urban Health: Homelessness in L.A." Fuller Healthcare Conference, Pasadena, CA. 2007

Cone, P. "Reconnecting: A Grounded Theory Study Among Formerly Homeless Mothers". National Council for Family Relations Conference. Minneapolis, MN. 2006

Cone, P. "Reconnecting: A Grounded Theory Study Among Formerly Homeless Mothers", Common Day of Learning, APU, Azusa, CA.

Cone, P. "A Pilot Study among formerly Homeless Mothers." California Counsel for Family Relations Conference, Workshop Leader. Cal-State University, Northridge, CA 2005

Cone, P. "Homelessness: A look at the Life of Jesus ." CrossNetwork Journal by Fuller Healthcare Missions, Pasadena, CA, (2006).

Cone, P. "Dispelling the Myths of Homelessness." APU Printshop, Azusa, CA, (Fall 2003).

Cone, P. "Becoming Servant Leaders: Coping with Stress." The Azusa Pacific Adjunct 5, Servant Leadership, Azusa, CA, (1999).

Cone, P. "Connecting: The Experience of Giving Spiritual Care." The Intersystem Model: Integrating Theory and Practice, Chapter 16 Thousand Oaks, CA, (1997).

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Professional Experience

Academic Experience
Adjunct faculty and lecturer/instructor, School of Nursing, APU, Azusa, CA 1991-2000

Faculty and Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2000-present

Staff Nurse, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, CA, 2001–summer

Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 1992-2000

Health Examiner, EMSI, Glendora, CA, 1988-1990

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