DepartmentDepartment of Nursing
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ph.D(c). Nursing, University of San Diego
  • M.A. Theology, Biola University
  • B.S.N. Nursing, California State University Long Beach


Jason W. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2008 from California State University Long Beach, a master’s degree in theology with a minor in New Testament from Talbot School of Theology in 2015, and he is currently in the last year of his Ph.D. in nursing from the University of San Diego. He worked in the acute care setting for 17 years. His clinical focus is in the cardiac world, ranging from telemetry to cardiac intensive cares. Professor Smith’s research interests include health inequities, social determinants of health, “systemic racism” theological anthropology, and theological integration in health care.


  1. American Association of Heart Failure Nurses

  2. American Association of Critical Care Nurses

  3. Evangelical Theological Society


  1. Medical-Surgical Nursing

  2. Critical Care Nursing

  3. Transition to Practice Clinical

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