The AUHS School of Nursing

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The AUHS School of Nursing prepares students to make a positive impact on society through the provision of competent, caring, and evidence-based nursing services to diverse patient populations.

Since 2003, the AUHS School of Nursing has been equipping students with the skills necessary to advance their careers within the nursing field and provide patients with the highest possible level of care. At the AUHS School of Nursing, students are able to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing – a highly valued degree that is becoming increasingly sought after in modern hospitals.

As a Christian, community-oriented university, caring and compassion are at the core of our nursing program. It is our strong belief that the world’s best nurses are those who are not only well-educated and competent but are also completely compassionate and sympathetic about the needs of their patients. As such, we make it our mission to provide an education and environment at the AUHS School of Nursing that nurtures these tendencies.

Students who pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the AUHS School of Nursing can look forward to an education that combines in-classroom learning with hands-on experience at a number of clinical training facilities nearby the AUHS campus. These facilities allow AUHS students to practice the skills they learn in clinical contexts that will leave them well prepared to enter their careers.

As an added benefit, the BSN at AUHS is an accelerated program. This means students will be able to complete their degree in far less time than would be possible in a non-accelerated program.

The AUHS campus is centrally located between Los Angeles and Orange County with easy access to the freeways. Snow-capped ski slopes, white sand beaches, and shimmering skylines are just a few of the attractions that AUHS students are able to enjoy during their time here. Combine this with a friendly, faith-based environment as well as the many merits of the program itself and the AUHS School of Nursing becomes a rewarding option for nursing students to consider.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at American University of Health Science is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Final Report

Dr. Judith McLeod

Judith McLeod, DNP, CPNP, MSN, RN

Dean, School of Nursing

Dr. Judith McLeod’s passion for nursing can be traced to her youth, when she was inspired by her mother, also a nurse. Upon graduating from the nursing program at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University, Dr. McLeod embarked upon a nursing career that has spanned four decades and a wide variety of practice areas. Her areas of expertise include pediatrics, labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, occupational and physical therapy, rheumatology and gastroenterology, among others.
Dr. McLeod received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Fullerton, and her Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach. She returned to Johns Hopkins for her Doctor of Nursing Practice. As part of her doctoral work, Dr. McLeod developed an early screening tool for juvenile fibromyalgia, reducing the time required to identify and refer a patient to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment from approximately nine months to four to six weeks.
Dr. McLeod has also been involved in higher education for more than a decade. She has taught at the university level since 2001 and has academic leadership experience, as well, having directed nursing degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s levels.

Genevieve Javaluyas

Genevieve (Ivy) Javaluyas

Director of Student Services

Genevieve (Ivy) Javaluyas has been with the University for nearly fifteen years and serves the University and its students as the Director of Student Services. Ms. Javaluyas has actively assisted with the development of many student services policies and procedures and provided leadership related to her area of expertise in participating in institutional and programmatic regulatory approvals and accreditations. Ms. Javaluyas has more than fifteen years in administration and management experience in student services. Ms. Javaluyas holds a Baccalaureate degree in Mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science.

Mission Statement

The AUHS School of Nursing prepares students to make a positive impact on society through the provision of competent, caring, and evidence-based nursing care to diverse patient populations.

This mission is accomplished by recruiting and graduating diverse students, especially students from minority groups that are underrepresented in the nursing community and preparing them to deliver competent, culturally sensitive, caring, and evidence-based nursing services to all persons in need. The School of Nursing shares the core values of the University including a belief in Christian Values, a holistic approach to education, promotion of the intellectual, analytical and critical thinking abilities of its students, evidence-based knowledge, and a commitment to teaching/learning, research, service and scholarship.

The mission of the School of Nursing is strongly aligned with the mission of the University and also focuses on preparing students to make a positive impact on society through the provision of competent, caring and evidence-based nursing services to diverse patient populations.

This mission is accomplished by preparing students from diverse ethnic backgrounds to deliver competent culturally sensitive evidence-based care to all persons in need. The School of Nursing robustly supports the core values of the University including a belief in God and the Christian values this represents, a holistic approach to education and patient care, promotion of the intellectual and analytical abilities of the student, professional practice based upon evidence, giving back to society as service to human-kind, and a self-commitment to life-long learning.