Marilyn Klakovich, DNSc, RN, NEA-BC

Director, Continuing Education, Instructor
Phone: (626) 815-5406
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Marilyn Klakovich has been a registered nurse since 1970. Since her start in nursing, she has earned her BSN, MSN, MS and Doctor of Nursing Science. Her accomplishments include several publications, multiple presentations, as well as participating in several research projects. Some of her publications consist of empowerment strategies for registered nurses. Presently serving as the director of continuing education, Klakovich offers a wealth of knowledge and experience to Azusa Pacific University's (APU) School of Nursing.


  • Doctor of Nursing Science, University of San Diego, 1995
  • MS, Health Care Management, California State University of Los Angeles, 1987
  • MSN, California State University of Los Angeles, 1986
  • BSN, California State University of San Bernardino, 1976
  • AS in Nursing, Chaffey College, 1970


  • Registered Nurse License, California, 1970–present
  • Board Certified Nursing Administrator, Advanced, 1988–present

Academic Areas

  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs
    • Graduate Programs


  • Healthcare Management
  • Nursing Consulting