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  • DNP, Abilene Christian University
  • MSN, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.S., Biola University

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Dr. Sarah Templeton’s love for Biola began during her undergraduate education in the nursing department. She has spent the majority of her 23-year nursing career serving as a registered nurse, then a nurse practitioner, and over the last five years as the director of the on-campus Student Health Center. Significant university contributions include providing leadership and direction through the COVID-19 pandemic, infusing proactive and preventative mental health services within the Student Health Center, and improving access to high-quality on-campus healthcare for students. Similarly, Templeton has served as an adjunct faculty member for the nursing department for approximately 15 years teaching a variety of courses including a variety of clinical rotations, nursing skills lab and nursing leadership. The opportunity to teach and mentor nursing students has been a highlight in her career. Templeton always believed she would conclude her nursing career as a full-time nursing professor at Biola University. In August 2023, Templeton will continue her work in serving future nurses as a full-time professor and associate director in Biola's Department of Nursing. She is eager to continue preparing the next generation of nurses, stepping into new leadership opportunities and contributing further to nursing research.


  • American College Health Association
  • Alpha Chi Honors Association
  • Biola University Reopening Team (BURT)
  • COVID-19 University Response Team (CURT)
  • Biola University Student Health and Wellness Committee
  • Biola University Individualized Health Assessment Team


  • Woman of Achievement — 32nd California State Senate District — March 2022 — Los Angeles, CA.
  • President's Award for Exceptional Performance — Biola University — April 2021 — La Mirada, CA.
  • Hoffman Award — Biola University — April 2021 — La Mirada, CA.


  • “An evaluation of an integrated multidisciplinary early identification and triage of college students at risk for anxiety and depression,” Templeton, Sarah, 2021.
  • “Increasing HIV knowledge among community workers: Optimizing the continuum of care in Davao, Philipines,” Templeton, S. J., Walker, D. A., Gambe, C. T., Ustach, C. J., Altamirano, K., Journal of Family Medicine and Disease Prevention, 2021.
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