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Rebecca Meyer, Ph.D.

Professor of Nursing
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., & Paltzer, J. (2021). Benefits of a Christian global health research collaborative. Christian Journal for Global Health, 8(1), 8-11.

    Meyer, R., Hamilton, T., Bobst, D., Drummond, S., Dunkerley, M., Oaks, G., and Thompson, T. (2021). Submarining. Illuminations, 30(1), 5-7.

    Meyer, R. (2020). Caring for the Dying at Home Booklet. In partnership with Medical Ambassadors and Global CHE Network.

    Meyer, R. (2020). Loss and Grief Booklet. In partnership with Medical Ambassadors International and Global CHE Network.

    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. & Paltzer, J. (2021). Feasibility of Christian public health and research collaborative. Co-authored survey questions, mission organizations surveyed, results presented to Public Health as Mission think tank.

    Meyer, R. (2021). Strategic planning to determine future direction. Using the Advanced Strategic Planning Model by Aubrey Malphurs, the values, mission, vision, and strategy of the Public Health as Mission interdisciplinary group was identified.

    Meyer, R. Carter, D. & Whitfield, J. (2020). Building an Academic Service-Learning Program. Students reported the impact of seeing tangible ways to make an impact with vulnerable populations.

    Meyer, R., Bursch, L. Herrera, D. (2019). Education Strategies for Health Promotion on the Global Level. Educational strategies, included simulation, were researched through evidence-based survey tools.

    Meyer, R.L. (2011). The experience of pediatric intensive care unit nurses caring for dying children. Doctoral dissertation, available on Proquest.


    Meyer, R. (2021). Best Nursing Practices for Faith Integration. Podium Presentation at Global Missions Health Conference. Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY, November 11-13, 2013.

    Meyer, R., Soderling, M., O'Neill, D, Dahlman, B, Grundman, C, & Jansen, P. (2021). Christian Global Health in Perspective: A New Course. A 2-hour intensive at the Global Missions Health Conference. Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY, November 11-13, 2021.

    Meyer, R. & Whitfield, J. (2021). Applying transcultural nursing theories in undergraduate education. Podium Presentation at NLN’s Education Summit. September 23-25, 2021.

    Meyer, R. (2021). Health Care Quality. Presented at the STEM Solutions summer session, virtually, held in partnership with the California Air Resources Board, Habitat for Humanity, Hope Through Housing, Department of Housing and Workforce Solutions, Superintendent of local high schools, police and fire departments, the Salton Sea Project, and many more. July 2021.

    Meyer, R. (2021). Moving Forward With Faith and Purpose. Hoag's Health Ministries Spirituality Virtual Conference, March 13-19, 2021

    Meyer, R. & Whitfield, J. (2021). End of Life Care. CMDA’s Remedy Medical Mission Virtual Conference. January 9-10, 2021.

    Meyer, R. (2020). What is the Role of the Nurse on the Mission Field? Global Missions Health Conference (GMHC). November 13-14, 2020.

    Meyer, R., Bursch, L, & Herrera, D. (2020). Innovative Educational Strategies for Culturally Competent Care. Sigma Theta Tau’s 31st International Nursing Research Congress. July 22-24, 2020

    Meyer, R. (2020). CHE Principles – CHE Model Introduction. Community Health Evangelism (CHE) Vision Seminar, May 22, 2020.

    Meyer, R. (2020). Worldview and Development. Community Health Evangelism (CHE) Vision Seminar in Partnership with Baylor University, May 21, 2020.

    Meyer, R. (2020). The Great Commission and Great Commandment. Community Health Evangelism (CHE) Vision Seminar in Partnership with Baylor University, May 20, 2020.

    Meyer, R., Bursch, L. Herrera, D. (2019). Education Strategies for Health Promotion on the Global Level. Presented at 6th World Congress on Nursing and Healthcare. Amsterdam, Netherlands. April 24-26, 2019.

    Meyer, R. (2019). Global Service Learning and Kingdom Work. UEGE Conference, International Learning Center, Richmond, Virginia. April 4-7, 2019

    Meyer, R. L. (2018, May). Pediatric Assessment, Growth, and Development. Presented at Mercy Medical Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

  • 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