DepartmentDepartment of Nursing
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
  • M.S.N., School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
  • B.S.N., San Francisco State University
  • Holy Spirit Hospital Nursing School, Nagoya, Japan

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Dr. Kobayashi’s interests in teaching include pathophysiology of diseases related to oncology and immunology, surgical nursing, nutrition, and nursing research in the B.S.N. program. Her courses include Nursing Care of Patient and Family II, Introduction to Nursing Research and Applied Nursing Research. She teaches in both the traditional classroom setting and the online teaching environment. She enjoys integrating her Christian faith with clinical learning environments as well as through teaching human physiology and pathophysiology to nursing students.

Dr. Kobayashi has done research studies in immune responses in cancer development and in clinical nursing education for novice nursing students. Dr. Kobayashi’s ongoing research studies in B.S.N. education include an online/hybrid environment for B.S.N. students to learn nursing research effectively. She has published multiple articles on mucosal immune responses during cancer development in scientific journals and more recently presented her studies on clinical education for novice nursing students.

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Nursing
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