Lynda Reed, DNP, RN, FNP-C

Department Chair of Advanced Practice Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Programs and Assistant Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5594
Office Location: Building One, Room #317
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I have focused my efforts as a nurse practitioner on chronic illness management and negotiating self-care behaviors with patients. My doctoral research on building efficacy to resist overeating in Hispanic women enrolled in a walking program was the foundation for improving my own practice outcomes in the community health centers where I worked. In 2012, I began teaching full-time at Azusa Pacific University because I was given the opportunity to teach chronic disease management from a nursing perspective, integrating the biomedical and biopsychosocial models into a comprehensive and longitudinal plan of care. As program director, I instituted clinical simulation and designed the Adult-gerontology curriculum.
Our graduates are the future of nursing in a dynamic healthcare environment. Nurse practitioners from APU are prepared to help patients achieve health and wellness in independent and collaborative practice models. As Chair, I will insure the ongoing excellence of our NP programs across our campuses and work with our community partners to develop unique training opportunities. As a community member, I will continue to serve on hospital and community health center boards and committees so that I can be aware of the needs of our patients and providers.


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1988
  • B.S. in Nursing at Azusa Pacific University 2004
  • M.S. in Nursing at Azusa Pacific University 2004
  • D.N.P. in Nursing at Azusa Pacific University 2013

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs


  • Cardiometabolic Disease
  • Community Health Centers
  • Integrating physical and behavioral health

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 581 – Primary Health Care of the Older Adult
  • GNRS 592A – Primary Health Care of the Adult and Aging Family
  • GNRS 593 – Psychosocial Primary Health Care of the Adult and Aging Family

Office Hours

Monday 3:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm
Appointments available upon request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.

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