Grace Moorefield, PhD, APRN-BC


Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Professor

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5377

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Building One, Office #313

Grace Moorefield has been serving the community of Azusa Pacific University (APU) since 2001. Not only an associate professor, she is the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Division. Dr. Moorefield has served locally in Southern California within the university and in a variety of hospital, outpatient, home care, and other community settings. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric-Mental Health Care, she has provided individual and family counseling, as well as consultation, program development, and educational services to many. Her passion is found in the provision of God-honoring holistic healthcare services to the community and in inspiring our new generation of nurses to do likewise.


  • PhD, Higher Education, Claremont Graduate University, 2012
  • MSN, Family Mental Health, Azusa Pacific University, 1987
  • BSN, Family Mental Health, California State University of Los Angeles, 1982
  • AA, Nursing, Pasadena City College, 1975


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Certification, Claremont Graduate University, 2011
  • Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, American Nurses Association, 1990
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist-Mental Health, State of California-Department of Consumer Affairs, 1990
  • Public Health Nurse Services, State of California-Department of Health, 1984
  • Registered Nurse Affairs, State of California-Department of Consumer, 1975

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing


  • Education
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Psychiatric - Mental Health
  • Spirituality in Nursing

Courses Taught

  • GE 100 – First Year Seminar
  • UNRS 310 – Mental Health Nursing
  • UNRS 496 – Writing 3: Ethics and Issues in Health Care
  • RNRS 396 – Professional Practice: Ethics, Issues, and Spirituality in Health Care
  • GNRS 504 – Bioethics and Health Care Policy
  • GNRS 584 – Mental Health Nursing