Jane Pfeiffer, PhD, RN


Professor Emerita, School of Nursing

Prof Pfeiffer completed her PhD in 2014 and taught Concepts of Professional Nursing, Ethics, Research and Theory. She is a founding member of the Spirituality and Health Institute, and has now expanded her 15 year history in spirituality and health research to include spirituality and health in the community. She is the P.I. for the Intentional Outreach Intervention research at APU IRB. This multi-disciplinary, multi-university, mixed method research has involved masters of Public health (MPH) and Entry Level Masters nursing students. This study incorporates her long term interest in the interface of spirituality and health, but adds the public health dimension and strategically targets assessment and intervention to address perceptions of health and gaps in health in our current socio-political-spiritual environment. The goal is to develop a model any faith based organization can use to effectively intervene in the health of their neighborhood, and have church serve as a hub for community health and well-being.


  • BS, Sociology, Kansas State University, 1973
  • BS, Nursing, Wichita State University, 1975
  • MS, Nursing, Loma Linda University, 1981
  • MA, Christian Studies, New College Berkeley for Advanced Christian Studies, 1991
  • PhD, Nursing, Loma Linda University, 2014


  • RN - Board of Registered Nursing State of California

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 500 – Conceptual Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • GNRS 504 – Bioethics and Health Care Policy
  • GNRS 508A – Research and Theory in Advanced Practice Nursing