Cheryl Mercurio, MSN

Phone: 626) 815-6000
Cheryl Mercurio has been a part of the faculty at Azusa Pacific University (APU) since 2010. However, she has been involved with the school since 1981 beginning with prerequisites for the BSN program. After completing the BSN program in 1984, she began a career in healthcare administration in nursing homes for many years completing her long-term care specialty in geriatrics with a Nursing Home Administrator license. During this period, she enrolled and completed her MSN again with APU as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric-Mental Health Care. She is now currently pursuing further education seeking a DNP degree in her passion with geriatrics. Her commitment to this school revolves around the four cornerstones, in particular the community and service component which is a reflection of her life-time work.


Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University Graduate School, current
MSN, Family Mental Health - Azusa Pacific University, 1995
BSN, Azusa Pacific University, 1984
AS, Mt San Antonio LVN, 1978
AA, Citrus College, 1975

Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, American Nurses Association, 1990
Clinical Nurse Specialist-Mental Health, 1990, State of California-Department of Consumer Affairs
Public Health Nurse Services, State of California-Department of Health, 1984
Registered Nurse Affairs, State of California-Department of Consumer, 1975


  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs


  • Geriatrics
  • Health Care Administration
  • Long-term Care
  • Mental Health
  • Psychiatric
  • Rehabilitation

Courses Taught

GNRS 585 – Restorative Nursing
UNRS 105 – Foundations of Professional Nursing
UNRS 212 – Nursing Care of Adults and Elderly
UNRS 310 – Mental Health Nursing