Jane Pfeiffer, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Phone: 626-857-2265
Fax: 909-383-6892
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As a nurse for 42 years, 10 years of faculty at APU Entry Level Masters (ELM) School of Nursing, Prof Pfeiffer completed her PhD in 2014 and continues to teach Concepts of Professional Nursing, and Community Health, and has this past year added Research in Nursing. I am a founding member of the Spirituality and Health Institute, and have now expanded my 15 year history in spirituality and health research. spirituality and health in community.
I am the P.I. for the Intentional Outreach Intervention research at APU IRB, and Danny Handysides, faculty at LLU School of Public Health is the P.I. for LLU IRB. This multi-disciplinary, multi-university, mixed method research has involved masters of Public health (MPH) and Entry Level Masters nursing students. This study incorporates my long term interest in the interface of spirituality and health, but adds the public health dimension and strategically targets assessment and intervention to address perceptions of health and gaps in health in our current socio-political-spiritual environment. This broadens my research trajectory in the interface of health, spirituality, and the church as a place of healing and health. As a Faith-based organizational team, we are also committed to developing a model that any church can use to effectively intervene in the health of their neighborhood, and have church serve as a hub for community health and well-being.


  • M.A. - Christian Studies, New College for Advanced Christian Studies
  • M.S. - Nursing, Loma Linda University
  • B.S. - Nursing, Wichita State University
  • B.S. - Sociology, Kansas State University

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs


  • Community Health Nursing
  • Healing Prayer
  • Spiritual Nursing Care

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 574 – Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • GNRS 584 – Mental Health Nursing
  • GNRS 586 – Leadership and Management in Professional Practice
  • GNRS 587 – Community Health Nursing
  • UNRS 306 – Theoretical Frameworks for Nursing
  • UNRS 496 – Senior Seminar: Ethics and Issues in Health Care

Office Hours

Monday 8:00am-9:00am, 11:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday 4:00pm-5:00pm
Additional appointments are available by request.