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Rebecca Meyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Nurse Educator Program; Director Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Office Phone: (951) 343-4952
Office Location: Nursing Annex 274
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Nursing Azusa Pacific University 2011
M.S.N.ed Nursing Education Mount Saint Mary's College 2004
B.S.N. Nursing Mount Saint Mary's College 1988
  • Additional Education

    Quality Matters Training, completed 2019
    Leadership Inspiration Fellowship Training, completed 2016
    Called 2 Collaborate - Interprofessional Education Training, completed 2014
    AACN's End of Life Nursing Education - Core: Train-the-Trainer, completed 2012
    Quality & Safety Education in Nursing: Enhancing Faculty Capacity, completed 2011
    Collaborative Institutional Training for Research Ethics, completed 2010

  • Courses Taught

    NUR 236, NUR 335, NUR 336, NUR 430, NUR 471, NUR 499, NUR 535, NUR 537, NUR 550, NUR 555, NUR 579, NUR 582, NUR 584, NUR 583, NUR 585, NUR 588, NUR 597, NUR 598, NUR 750

    Guest Lecture:
    HSC 100 and PAS 535

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Pediatric Critical Care
    Palliative Care
    Global Service Learning
    Disaster Response

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    2006-2008: Adjunct Faculty – Biola University, La Mirada, CA
    1988-2010: Lecturer for RN Residency Program, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Meyer, R. L. (2014). Caring for children who die unexpectedly: Patterns that emerge out of chaos. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 29(1), 23-28.

    Meyer, R. (2011). The Experience of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurses Caring for Dying Children. Doctoral Dissertation, available on ProQuest.

    Meyer, R. (2009, April 20). Caring for Dying Children: A Phenomenological Pilot Study. Results presented to Nursing Doctoral Students and Faculty at Azusa Pacific University.

    Meyer, R. (2004). A needs assessment of registered nurses in the PICU caring for dying children. (Master’s thesis project, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA) Results presented at Clinical Grand Rounds, 2004, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA.

    Meyer, R. L. (2016, November). Nursing in Missions – Serving and Sacrifice. Global Missions Health
    Conference (GMHC), Louisville, Kentucky. Also part of the conference planning committee.

    Meyer, R., Boren, D., Roberts, L., Nguyen, L., Jones, P., & Ruiz, M. (2016, October). Global Nursing Panel.
    Sigma Theta Tau's 21st Annual Nursing Odyssey Conference. Ontario, California. Also functioned as a poster judge at the conference.

    Meyer, R. L. (2016, May). Best practices for faith integration at CBU. Cultivate Missions Workshop,
    Louisville, Kentucky. Also facilitated breakout discussions for this first-time event.

    Meyer, R. L. (2015, February). The great race: Using simulation for teaching global health. Poster
    Presentation, AACN’s Master’s Education Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida.

    Meyer, R. L. (2013). Interprofessional collaboration: Making a difference locally and globally. Honor Society of Nursing. Sigma Theta Tau International, 24th International Nursing Research Congress. Prague, Czech Republic. Also served as Moderator.

    Meyer, R. L. (2012, July). Debriefing Pediatric End of life Care Through Personal Reflection at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, 23rd International Nursing Research Congress. Brisbane, Australia. Also served as Moderator.

    Meyer, R. L. (2011, July). The Experience of Pediatric Intensive Care Nurses Caring for Dying Children. Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, 22nd International Nursing Research Congress. Cancun, Mexico. Also served as Moderator for six sessions at the Research Congress.

    Meyer, R., Drummond, S., Oaks, G., Carter, D., Nelson, S. (2010, Nov). Envisioning Leading-Following with Aspiring Nurses. 14th International Conference on Humanbecoming, Ontario, Canada.

    Meyer, R. (2009, July 10). Nurses and Spirituality. Presented at Clinical Grand Rounds, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA.

    Meyer, R. (2009, April 1). Brief History of Palliative Care in the United States. Presented to stakeholders meeting for initiation of hospital-wide Palliative Care Program, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA.

    Meyer, R. (2008, March 28). Making a Difference: International Nursing Volunteer Opportunities. Presented at Clinical Grand Rounds, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA.

    Meyer, R. (2004-2008, 2009). How to plan and carry out culturally competent care. Presented to Frontline Nursing Leadership (2004), CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA. Program then incorporated into bi-monthly new-hire orientation to fulfill JCAHO requirements.

    Meyer, R. (2004-2008). Learning styles: Why are we all so strange? Developed as curriculum for Advanced Preceptor course for CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA.

    Meyer, R. (2004-Present). Palliative care. Developed as curriculum requirements for RN Residency, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Crossing Church, Costa Mesa
    Worship Team Member
    Prayer Team Member

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Executive Strategy Planning Team - Global Mission Health Conference (GMHC), Louisville, KY
    Executive Board Member, Treasurer, Health to Hope Clinics, Riverside, CA, 2014-Present
    International Service Project Leader (CBU) - Russia, 2011; South Asia, 2012, 2013, & 2014; Thailand 2015; Brazil 2017; Cambodia 2018

    Member: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
    Member: Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN)
    Member: American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
    Member: Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)
    Former member IRB: CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA
    Staff Nurse for Mexico Outreach: Azusa Pacific University, CA, in Ensenada, Mexico, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Interests: books, out-of-doors
    Love to serve!
    Family - Married with 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren

  • Personal Philosophy

    Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His Name; make known among the nations what He has done! Psalm 105:1