Rose Theresa Anderson, MSN, BSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Program Director, MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Azusa and Assistant Professor

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2276
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Rose Theresa Anderson, MSN, has experience spanning over 20 years through her work in mental health across various areas, including acute inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Different populations in practice include children, adolescents, families, adult, geriatric, and dual diagnosis. She is passionate about instilling hope in the patients and families, enabling them to move toward recovery and wellness.

Anderson began working as a clinical instructor in 2006 for Loma Linda University, School of Nursing. At that time she discovered her passion for educating student nurses about mental health nursing. In 2013 she moved to a full-time faculty position at Azusa Pacific University. Currently, Anderson works full-time as an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program and part-time in private practice as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Her research interests and personal goals include integrating mental health care into the education of Nurse Practitioners working in primary care and beginning a doctoral program.


  • MSN with speciality as Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Azusa Pacific University, 2012
  • BS Nursing, Bethel College of Nursing and Health Sciences, 1997


  • Registered Nurse, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California
  • Nurse Practitioner, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California
  • ANCC Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Furnishing License, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs


  • Psychiatric Nursing

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 504 - Bioethics and Health Care Policy
  • GNRS 533 - Psychiatric Theories across the Life Span
  • GNRS 534 - Integrated Psychiatric and Health Assessment across the Lifespan
  • GNRS 584 - Mental Health Nursing

Office Hours

Mondays 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Thursdays 9:00 PM -11:00 PM
Appointments available upon request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.