Amanda Thurman, DNPc, FNP-BC

Program Director, School of Nursing

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I have been a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) for 21 of my 29 years as a nurse. My background as an FNP includes pediatrics, women’s health, internal medicine, and college health. Currently my FNP practice is at a free and charitable clinic in San Diego serving patients who have no other access to care. It has been my pleasure to serve this population as an FNP over the last 14 years.

I have been teaching graduate students since 2006, and I am currently the Director of the MSN Programs for both San Diego and Inland Empire Regional campuses. I am passionate about teaching and serving students. My goal as an educator is student transformation and helping students find areas that promote growth and excitement as individuals. With the student at the center, it is my goal to help students reach their academic, social, and spiritual goals.


  • DNPc Azusa Pacific University, Azusa (expected graduation 2022)
  • MSN California State University Dominguez Hills, 2001
  • BSN Point Loma Nazarene University, 1993


  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner ANCC, 2001 to present

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs


  • Internal Medicine
  • Nursing Education
  • Underserved populations

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 504 - Bioethics and Healthcare Policy
  • GNRS 512 - Advance Health Assessment and Health Promotion
  • GNRS 591 - Primary Health Care of the Childbearing Family
  • GNRS 593 - Psychosocial Primary Health Care of the Adult and Aging
  • GNRS 594 - Pharmacology In Advanced Practice Nursing

Office Hours

By Appointment