Lina Badr, DNSc, PNP, RN, FAAN

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5589
Fax: (626) 815-5414
Office Location: Monrovia Regional Site
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I began teaching in 1974 and have taught in Lebanon (AUB, Balamand and LAU), in Boston (Curry College and University of Mass) and in Los Angeles (UCLA the PNP program and in the PHD program at Azusa Pacific University). I am tenured, emeriti professor at the University of California in Los Angeles. My expertise in teaching is in Advanced Pediatric Nursing and Research Methods. In the past 2 years I have chaired 6 dissertations and is was co-chair on 7.
My program of research is related to the neurodevelopment of high risk infants. Focus is on intervention and long term follow-up. I have received several NIH grants related to my area of research and have published over 70 articles in peer reviewed journals. Recently I received a $100,000 grant to initiate a premature follow-up clinic in Lebanon which has been my dream for over 20 years .
I have consulted in several Middle Eastern countries as well as in Asia in curriculum development, in research methods and in the role of the Advanced nurse in health care.
In addition to teaching at APU I mentor nurses in conducing research and in publishing their work at the American University of Beirut Medical Center.

Selected publicaion last 2 years :
2015 Azar M, Badr LK, Samaha H, Dee V.Does administrative support negate the consequences of nurse abuse? J Nurs Manag. doi: 10.1111/jonm.12286. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25721708


  • PhD Boston University
  • MSN Texas Women's University
  • BSN American University of Beirut


  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Assessment of Premature Infants (APIB), Harvard Medical School
  • Brazelton Assessment Scale, Harvard Medical School

Academic Areas

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs
    • Doctoral Programs


  • Neonatal nursing
  • Pediatric nursing
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Research methods
  • Systematic reviews

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 590 - Pediatric Nursing
  • GNRS 707 - Quantitative research

Office Hours

Monday 12:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday 12:00pm-3:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm-3:00pm
Additional appointments are available by request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.