Nursing Faculty

Dedicated Faculty Mentors

School of Nursing Faculty

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Nursing are skilled nursing professionals with experience across a wide variety of leadership and senior education positions in an array of healthcare settings. In addition, they are highly credentialed and dedicated educators.

You will appreciate this dual, academic and professional nursing experience as you work one-on-one with your faculty mentor for each course. They will be there to answer any questions you may have about the course material. Perhaps even more important, they will also be able to help you take the concepts that you learn and apply them to real-world issues that arise in today’s nursing practice.

They understand the challenges you face in your practice; they’ve been there.

Faculty mentors are positive, encouraging and responsive, and they are available to you via phone, email or Skype.

We think you’ll agree that one-on-one faculty mentoring is an effective, efficient and enjoyable way to learn.


Heidi Magyar, PsyD, MSN

Faculty Mentor, School of Nursing

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Cognitive behavior therapy for schizophrenia, metacognition, resiliency in university students

Ms. Heidi Magyar is an ANCC-certified adult psychiatric nurse practitioner. She has been a nurse for more than 30 years and has worked in many practice areas including emergency medicine, oncology, research, neonatal intensive care and medical intensive care. Currently, she works in a private psychiatric practice as a prescribing nurse practitioner.

In addition to her private practice, Ms. Magyar enjoys teaching. She was a nurse educator at Rasmussen College and an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Florida, teaching undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Ms. Magyar has been active in education, not only as an instructor, but as a student. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in psychology and is completing her dissertation.

Ms. Magyar has been involved in international research in the field of psychology and has authored several articles regarding resiliency among university students. She also has been published in several nursing and psychiatric journals.

One of Ms. Magyar’s clinical interests is cognitive therapy for schizophrenia. She is an active member of the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT).

Ms. Magyar is married and has two adult children. She and her husband are avid cyclists and have traveled by bicycle throughout Europe and Scandinavia. She is also a lifelong yoga practitioner. She and her husband have two very large labradoodles that provide endless entertainment.

Educational Background
PsyD, California Southern University, Irvine, California; DNP, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; MS, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; BSN, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida


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