Grace Moorefield, PhD, APRN, BC

Associate Dean, Division of Undergraduate Programs
Phone: (626) 815-6000 ext. 5377
Office Location: Building One
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Grace Moorefield has been serving the community of Azusa Pacific University (APU) since 2001. Not only an assistant professor, she is also currently the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs. Dr. Moorefield has served locally (Southern California) for the entirety of her career in a variety of hospital, outpatient, home care, and other community settings. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric-Mental Health Care, she has provided individual and family counseling, as well as consultation, program development and educational services to many. Her passion is found in the provision of God-honoring holistic healthcare services to the community and in inspiring our new generation of nurses to do likewise.


  • PhD, Higher Education, Claremont Graduate School, 2012
  • MSN, Family Mental Health, Azusa Pacific University, 1987
  • BSN, Family Mental Health, California State University of Los Angeles, 1982
  • AA, Nursing, Pasadena City College, 1975


  • Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, American Nurses Association, 1990;
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist-Mental Health, 1990, State of California-Department of Consumer Affairs;
  • Public Health Nurse Services, State of California-Department of Health, 1984;
  • Registered Nurse Affairs, State of California-Department of Consumer, 1975

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs


  • Family Care
  • Mental Health
  • Psychiatric

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 504 – Bioethics and Health Policy
  • GNRS 584 – Mental Health Nursing
  • UNRS 310 – Mental Health Nursing
  • UNRS 496 – Senior Seminar: Ethics and Issues in Health Care
  • GE 100 - First Year Seminar

Office Hours

Monday 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm-3:00pm
Additional appointments are available by request.