Faculty | Nursing, B.S.

Anne Gewe

  • Professor of Nursing

  • Ph.D., Biola University
  • M.S.N., California State University, Los Angeles
  • B.S., Biola University
  • B.S.N., Biola University

Anne Gewe has a major interest in cross-cultural nursing, leadership/management and the integration of Christian faith in nursing practice. She has led nursing summer missions teams to the Dominican Republic and authored a 3 year international study report entitled "Models of Christian Witness in Health Care" which can be downloaded from www.healthdevelopment.org. Other articles include:...

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Electra Allen

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • M.S.N., Nursing Eduction, Duke University
  • B.S., Nursing, Hampton University

Electra joined Biola in 2015 after completing her MSN at Duke University. She comes to Biola with a passion for nursing education and is looking forward to being a part of the Biola team for many years to come. Her professional nursing career includes working as a critical care registered nurse in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia....

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Penny Bacon

  • Associate Professor of Nursing

  • MSN, Samuel Merritt University
  • BSN, Oregon Institute of Technology

Penny joins the nursing department after teaching adjunct for Biola Nursing Program for a year. Her professional career includes over 24 years nursing experience in various settings including, Intensive Care, Maternity, Pediatrics and Nursing Education. As a Nurse Practitioner she has held both management and clinical research positions for domestic and foreign pharmaceutical companies...

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Donell Campbell

  • Associate Professor of Nursing

  • M.S., Organizational Leadership and Education, Warner Pacific, Portland, OR
  • B.A., Management, George Fox University, Newberg, OR
  • Special Bible Certificate, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
  • A.D.N., Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR

After teaching adjunct for Biola Nursing Program last year she now joins as a full faculty member in the Nursing Department as an Associate Professor. Her professional career includes over 35 years nursing experience in various settings including, Intensive Care, Medical, Surgical, Home Health and Community Services with more than 15 years in management of Medical, Surgical, Social Service,...

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Jean Chung

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing

Maria A. Dixon

  • Associate Professor of Nursing

  • MSN, Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rush University, Chicago, IL
  • BSN, Rush University, Chicago, IL
  • ADN, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

Maria has practiced nursing for over 32 years specializing in critical care and vascular nursing. Since 1991 she has been an American Heart Instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Maria has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, educator, staff nurse, and preceptor for graduate nursing students in various teaching hospitals including the University of...

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Becky Fallon

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • M.S.N. Duke University
  • B.S.N. St. Joseph’s College of Maine
  • Diploma, Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing

Becky considers herself blessed to be apart of the faculty in the Department of Nursing. She brings 33 years of nursing experience with her, with most of those years having been spent caring for childbearing women and their families. In addition she has cared for patients in other settings including: Pediatrics, Medical-Surgical nursing, Operating Room and Post-Anesthesia care, and...

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Shannon Gramatky

  • Skills Lab and Simulation Coordinator

  • B.S.N., Biola University

Shannon has been teaching at Biola University in the Department of Nursing since 2010.  Her clinical experience is in the specialties of Pediatric and Community nursing.  After graduating from Biola University with her Bachelor's of Science, she worked at the University of California, Irvine on the pediatric unit for several years.  She then went on to be a full time camp nurse...

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Akiko Kobayashi

  • Associate Professor of Nursing

  • 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

Akiko Kobayashi was licensed as a nurse, and worked as an RN in Japan prior to coming to the United States. Her clinical background in the United States is varied, including coronary care, cardiac surgery critical care, respiratory care, home health, and utilization review/case management. During an immunology course in her MSN program, she developed interest in immune responses in cancer...

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Julie Neiggemann

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing

Glenn Styffe

  • Associate Professor of Nursing

  • M.N., University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.S.N., Biola University

His clinical background is varied, including Adult Medical/Surgical, Home Health, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, and Emergency Nursing. With a Master of Nursing degree in Nursing Administration, he has over 15 years of administrative experience. he began teaching in 1999, and practices internationally during the semester recesses.

He authored 3 chapters on prevention of drug and alcohol...

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Rachel Van Niekerk

  • Director of Nursing

  • Ph.D., University of San Diego, California
  • M.S.N., University of Rochester, New York
  • B.S.N., University of Rochester, New York
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

 

Her clinical background is varied, including Pediatric Medical/Surgical, Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Primary Care, Pediatric Home Health, and Nursing Education.

"CALIFORNIA SCHOOL NURSE SURVEY" was the title of her dissertation, completed in May 2011, which was an on-line mixed methods survey of California school nurses evaluating school nurse ratios in relation to...

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