Marie Podboy, MA, BSN, CFRN

Assistant Professor
Phone: ext. 2131
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Marie Podboy joined APU in August of 2010 as clinical and lead instructor for Foundations of Nursing Practice (UNRS 105) for the newly opened BSN program at the High Desert Regional Center in Victorville. She has had extensive critical care experience as well as multiple educational experiences at various levels of training. Her most recent experience has been as a helicopter flight nurse practicing at an advanced level.

Ms. Podboy is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Emergency Nurses Association, the National Association for Search and Rescue, and the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association where she is currently serving in an advisory position on the Education Committee. She has worked for Mercy Air Service as chief flight nurse and clinical educator as well as staff flight position; at San Antonio Regional Hospital as staff, in staff development, and as nurse director in the emergency department; and for Chaffey Community College as an EMT lead instructor. Since 1987 she has been a member of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Volunteer Forces Search and Rescue Team and in 2010 she received the Medal of Meritorious Service for Leadership from the State of California Emergency Medical Service Authority for her service with the Department.


  • Master of Arts in Public Health Administration - California State University, San Bernardino, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of San Francisco, 1976


  • California Board of Registered Nursing: RN and Public Health Nursing License
  • Board of Certification of Emergency Nursing: Certified Flight Registered Nurse
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing: RN and EMS RN License
  • California EMSA: Advanced EMT License

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs


  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Transport

Courses Taught

  • UNRS 367 – Pathophysiology
  • UNRS 411 – Advanced Nursing Care of Adults and Aging
  • UNRS 411P – Advanced Nursing Care of Adults & Aging – Practicum
  • URNS 412 – Clinical Residency Nursing

Office Hours

Monday 10:00am-11:30am
Tuesday 12:00pm-1:30pm
Appointments available upon request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.

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