Najood Ghazi Azar, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
Phone: Extension 6314
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Najood Ghazi Azar, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Entry-Level Master’s program in the School of Nursing. She brings more than 10 years of clinical experience in the United States and overseas, including medical-surgical and pediatrics. Azar has also been involved in academia since 2001, when she started as a teacher and research assistant in a university in Jordan, then received a scholarship to continue her graduate studies in the U.S. She then became a research assistant at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she received an MSN in family and caregiving research. She continued her doctoral studies at Azusa Pacific University, and while working as an adjunct faculty member in fundamentals and medical-surgical courses at APU, she amassed further clinical experience in pediatrics by working at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Azar joined APU’s nursing faculty in January 2013. Her research projects include studying children’s health outcomes and children with disabilities.


  • PhD, Azusa Pacific University
  • MSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MSN, University of Jordan
  • BSN, Jordan University of Science and Technology

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs


  • Children with Disability
  • Immigrant Health Issues
  • Nursing Education

Courses Taught

  • 1) GNRS 508A: Research and Theory in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • 2) RNRS 369: Pathophysiology
  • 3) RNRS 327: Nursing Research and Statistics

Office Hours

Monday 1:00pm–4:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am–1:00pm
Additional appointments are available by request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.

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