Joy Ericson, MSN, RN, CPN



Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5960

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Building One, Room #434

Joy Ericson, MSN, RN, CPN is an instructor in the traditional undergraduate program. She is a second-career nurse with experience in pediatrics, medical-surgical, home health, and hospice nursing. Her first degree was a BA in Spanish with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language from UCLA. After serving as an interpreter for nurses presenting in South America at an oncology nursing conference, Joy came home and began her nursing studies. She graduated from LA County College of Nursing with an associates degree in nursing. She then worked with patients from a few days to nearly 100 years old before deciding to specialize in pediatrics. She earned a BSN and an MSN in Nursing Education from Western Governors University, where she gained an appreciation for competency-based nursing education. Joy’s interests include cultural competence in nursing, patient/caregiver education and empowerment, and the holistic care of patients and families impacted by epilepsy. She is passionate about mentoring students as they experience the wonder of nursing. As nurses care for patients and families they gain a deeper appreciation of God’s love and care for the people He created in His image.


  • MSN - Nursing Education, Western Governors University, 2022
  • BSN - Western Governors University, 2021
  • ADN - LA County College of Nursing and Allied Health, 2014
  • BA - Spanish and Teaching ESL, UCLA, 2002


  • Registered Nurse - Board of Registered Nursing State of California
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse - Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
  • Wound Treatment Associate - Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society
  • Seizure and Epilepsy Certificate for the Healthcare Professional in a Comprehensive Epilepsy Center - American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing


  • Pediatrics
  • Skin Integrity and Wound Care
  • Epilepsy

Courses Taught

  • UNRS 107 - Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • UNRS 107P - Foundations of Professional Nursing Practicum
  • UNRS 404P - Nursing Care of Children and Young Adults Practicum