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Julia Pusztai, MN, RNC

Director, Azusa Neighborhood Wellness Center and Assistant Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5569
Email: jpusztai@apu.edu
Fax: (626) 815-5414
Julie Pusztai is an instructor in the School of Nursing. After eight years working as clinical instructor and assistant to the founder of the Neighborhood Wellness Center (NWC), Pusztai is now the director of the center and continues as an instructor in the undergraduate community health nursing course. The NWC is open to the community where Pusztai and the nursing students provide health promotion, wellness education, and appropriate referrals. The NWC is currently implementing a diabetes prevention program in the Azusa community, providing residents with education regarding nutrition and physical activity.

Education

  • PhD (in progress) - Loma Linda School of Nursing, Loma Linda University
  • MS - Family Mental Health Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, 1998
  • BS - Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, 1977

Credentials/Certifications

  • Licensed Registered Nurse, California Board of Registered Nursing, 1977; February 2007 to 2009
  • State of California Public Health Nursing Certificate, 1977 to present
  • American Heart Association CPR certification, September 2007 to 2009

Department

School of Nursing

  • Undergraduate Programs

Expertise

  • Aging Issues
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Community and Public Health
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Health Education and Wellness
  • Hypertension Prevention

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 504 – Bioethics and Health Policy
  • GNRS 574 – Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • UNRS 306 – Theoretical Frameworks for Nursing
  • UNRS 410 – Community Health Nursing