Najood Ghazi Azar-Chaaya, PhD, MSN, MSN-Ed, RN

Associate Professor

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6314
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Dr. Najood Azar, PhD, MSN, MSN-Ed, RN, is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at APU. She brings several clinical experience from the United States and overseas, including medical-surgical and pediatrics. Dr. Azar has also been involved in academia since 2001. Dr. Azar joined APU’s nursing faculty as full-time faculty in January 2013.


  • PhD Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, 2008
  • MS Nursing Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005
  • MS Nursing Education, University of Jordan, 2001
  • BS Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1997


  • RN

Academic Areas

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs
    • Doctoral Programs


  • Pediatrics

Courses Taught

  • RNRS 327 – Nursing Research and Statistics
  • RNRS 367 – Pathophysiology
  • UNRS 404 - Nursing Care for Children and Young Adults
  • GNRS 663 - Educational Clinical Practicum
  • GNRS 508A – Research and Theory in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • GNRS 583/583P – Nursing Care of Children and Young Adults and Practicum
  • GNRS 716 - Translational Research
  • GNRS 732 - Clinical Residency (DNP Program)
  • GNRS 791 - DNP Intensives

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Additional appointments are available by request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.