Lydia Garcia-Usry, RN, MSN, PHN, DNP


Instructor School of Nursing

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2289

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: High Desert Regional Campus, Victorville Room #200A

Lydia Garcia-Usry is an instructor at the High Desert Regional Center for Azusa Pacific University since August 2014. She is a life long resident of Victor Valley. She is committed to public health needs and resources of the Victor Valley area that has grown from a small town community to a community of diverse populations. Some specific community needs include homelessness, childhood obesity, and other chronic diseases. Garcia-Usry believes population health is important for nursing students to understand how to keep their clients healthy in an environment that they live in. She believes keeping family health is important to sustain a healthy community.


  • MSN, University of Phoenix, 2008
  • BSN, California State University-Dominguez Hills, 1989
  • ADN, Victor Valley Community College, 1978


  • California-PHN

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing


  • Health Education
  • Population Health
  • Community Health

Courses Taught

  • UNRS 382 - Community Health Nursing
  • UNRS 384 - Urban/Rural Health Nursing
  • RNRS 449 - Theory and Practice in Community Health Settings
  • RNRS 479 - Population Health
  • RNRS 272 - Professional Concepts in Nursing
  • UNRS 270 - Professional Concepts in Nursing
  • GNRS 503 - Cultural Competency in Health Care