Elizabeth Lopez, PhD, RN, FNP-C

Assistant Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5957
Fax: (626) 815-5414
Office Location: Building One, #325
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Biography

Dr. Lopez is an assistant professor in the undergraduate nursing program. She is also the Director for the APU's Neighborhood Wellness Center. She brings extensive experience as a Registered Nurse in the acute, home health, psychiatric mental health, community health, and school health settings. She is also a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in a school-based health center and in retail health care. Her research interests include understanding the lived experience of the transition to motherhood for Mexican American adolescent girls. Improving the health and social outcomes for adolescent mothers and their children is imperative. Dr. Lopez is passionate about positively impacting the world of adolescent pregnancy, resulting from her personal experience as a teenage mother at the age of 16.
Dr. Lopez firmly believes that teaching, like nursing, is a ministry because teaching is the avenue used to prepare the next generation of nurses to serve and physically, emotionally, and spiritually care for God's beloved people. Her purpose and mission is to advance the work of God in the world through nursing education and professional nursing practice.

Education

  • PhD in Nursing at Azusa Pacific University, 2015
  • MSN in Nursing at California State University, Los Angeles,1995
  • BSN in Nursing at Pacific Union College, 1993

Credentials/Certifications

  • National Certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Azusa Pacific University, 2004
  • Health Services School Nurse Credential, California State University, 2000
  • Public Health Nurse Certificate, 1993

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs

Expertise

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Health
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • School Nursing

Courses Taught

  • UNRS 310 Mental Health in Nursing
  • UNRS 306 Theoretical Frameworks in Nursing

Office Hours

Monday 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
Additional appointments are available by request.

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