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.


Angela Smith, MSN

Faculty Mentor, School of Nursing

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Leadership, bioethics, medico-legal studies, transplantation


Angela Smith has been a RN since 1994 and has spent the last 15 years in nursing leadership at several large academic institutions. Her nursing experience has focused on critical care, emergency services and transplant. She has taught critical care and medical-surgical nursing at the collegiate level, and has participated in high-definition simulation practicums. She currently works in a busy transplant center pursuing her passion for the topic areas of liver transplant and leadership.

In addition to her MSN, Angela holds a certification in nursing leadership from the American Organization for Nurse Executives. She has served as a panel expert for the American Liver Foundation, Phoenix Chapter, and has been a legal consultant for the last 14 years.

Angela currently resides in the Phoenix, Arizona area and enjoys the warmth of the American Southwest. She is an avid fan of cinema and film, especially documentaries. She loves traveling outside of the United States and spending time with her family exploring new cultures and cuisine.

Educational Background

MSN, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona; BSN, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona



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