Najood Ghazi Azar, PhD, MSN

Department Chair, 2+2 BSN Transfer, LVN-BSN Programs and Associate Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6314
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Dr. Najood Azar, is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at APU. She brings more than 15 years of clinical experience in the United States and overseas, including medical-surgical and pediatrics. Dr. Azar has also been involved in academia since 2001, when she started as a teacher and research assistant 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 for the SON, she amassed further clinical experience in pediatrics by working at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Dr. Azar joined APU’s nursing faculty as full-time faculty in January 2013.


  • Ph.D. Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, 2008
  • M.S. Nursing Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005
  • M.S. Nursing Education, University of Jordan, 2001
  • B.S. Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1997


  • RN

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs


  • Pediatrics
  • Research Methodology

Courses Taught

  • RNRS 327 – Nursing Research and Statistics
  • RNRS 369 – Pathophysiology
  • GNRS 508A – Research and Theory in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • GNRS 583 – Nursing Care of Children and Young Adults

Office Hours

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

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