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, 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 academic 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 BSN education include nursing students’ stress and its effects on their immune functions. She has published multiple articles on mucosal immune responses during cancer development in scientific journals and more recently published and presented her studies in various aspects of BNS education.

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Biological Sciences
  • Health
  • Nursing
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