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Cheryl Westlake, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, PN

Professor and Associate Dean, International and Community Programs
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5587
Email: ccanary@apu.edu
Fax: (626) 815-5414
Dr. Westlake has over 25 years in cardiac nursing with nearly 20 of those as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has more than 100 papers and presentations of research and clinical nursing topics at various local, state, national, and international conferences. Further, she has served as a consultant on implementation of research in the hospital setting and a member of numerous professional organizations including AHA, AAHFN, CACNS, HFSA, and NACNS. Dr. Westlake has been a principal / co-investigator for interdisciplinary clinical and community-based research studies for twelve years. The focus of this program of research is symptoms (fatigue and dyspnea), depression, spirituality, sexuality, quality of life, and outcomes of patients with heart failure. She was a pre-doctoral fellow in Quality of Life and a post-doctoral fellow in Exercise and Heart Failure at UCLA. Dr. Westlake has expertise in disease management, intervention studies, and large multidisciplinary research with local, regional, national, and international researchers.

Education

BSN - California State University, Los Angeles
MSN - University of California, Los Angeles
Pre Doctoral Fellowship: Quality of Life - University of California, Los Angeles
PhD - University of California, Los Angeles
Post Doctoral Fellowship: Exercise in Heart Failure - University of California, Los Angeles

Credentials/Certifications
Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiopulmonary, Parish Nurse

Departments

  • School of Nursing
    • Doctoral Programs
    • Graduate Programs

Courses Taught

GNRS 515 – Advanced Pathophysiology
GNRS 660 – Theories of Teaching and Instruction
GNRS 661 – Leadership and Role Development in Nursing Education
GNRS 707 – Quantitative Nursing Research Designs
GNRS 708 – Qualitative Research Designs
GNRS 713 – Advanced Statistical Analysis

Office Hours

Vary by semester and courses taught

Office Location

Building One, Azusa Campus, West Campus, 311, West Campus

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