Lynda Reed, DNP, RN, FNP-C


Associate Dean of Evaluation, Accreditation, & Assessment and Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5594

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Building One, Room #318

Lynda Reed, DNP, RN, FNP-C, has focused her efforts as a nurse practitioner on chronic illness management and negotiating self-care behaviors with patients. Her doctoral research on building efficacy to resist overeating in Hispanic women enrolled in a walking program was the foundation for improving her own practice outcomes in the community health centers where she worked. In 2012, Reed began teaching full-time at Azusa Pacific University. She was given the opportunity to teach chronic disease management from a nursing perspective, integrating the biomedical and biopsychosocial models into a comprehensive and longitudinal plan of care. As program director, she instituted clinical simulation and designed the Adult-gerontology curriculum. APU's graduates are the future of nursing in a dynamic healthcare environment. Nurse practitioners from APU are prepared to help patients achieve health and wellness in independent and collaborative practice models. As a community member, she continues to serve on hospital and community health center boards and committees so that she can be aware of the needs of patients and providers.


  • DNP, Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, 2013
  • MS, Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, 2004
  • BS, Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, 2004
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1988

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing


  • Community Health Centers
  • Integrating physical and behavioral health
  • Cardiometabolic Disease

Courses Taught

  • UNRS 445 — Applied Pharmacology
  • GNRS 662, Assessment, Curriculum, Development, and Outcomes
  • GNRS 578 — Health Assessment
  • GNRS 581 – Primary Health Care of the Older Adult
  • GNRS 592A – Primary Health Care of the Adult and Aging Family
  • GNRS 593 – Psychosocial Primary Health Care of the Adult and Aging Family
  • Curriculum, Assessment, and Evaluation