Asma Taha, Ph.D., C.P.N.P.-P.C./A.C.

  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing


  • B.S.N., 1989, Jordan University
  • M.S.N., 2004, Azusa Pacific University
  • Ph.D., 2009, Azusa Pacific University
  • Certifications:

    • CPNP-Primary Care, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
    • CPNP- Acute Care, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
    • Pediatrics CNS-Certified, ANCC
    • Pediatric CCRN, AACN

Honors and awards

  • Nominated for AACN 2017 Circle of Excellence. 2016
  • Barbra Larson Humanitarian Award. Society of Pediatric Nursing. 2016
  • Paula Herberg National and International Award, Upsilon Beta chapter, California State University Fullerton. 2016
  • Excellence in Nursing Education. Gamma Alpha Chapter. Loma Linda University, School of Nursing. 2015
  • Huda Sosebee Healing Spirit Award. Palestinian Children Relief Fund, Orange County, California. 2013
  • Advisor of the year Award. California State University, San Bernardino. 2011
  • Good Samaritan Award. Loma Linda University Medical Center. 2011

Memberships and associations

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Western Institute of Nursing Research
  • Society of Pediatric Nursing


Selected publications

  • Norman, S., Taha, A. A. (in press). Delirium knowledge, self-confidence and attitude in pediatric intensive care nurses. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.
  • Keen, J. R. , Ayer, R.E, Taha, A., & Zouros, A. (2018). Rigid internal fixation for traumatic cranio-cervical dissociation in infants and young children. Spine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002741 
  • Thomas, M., Taha, A.A. & Greenberg, C. (2018). Tobacco Cessation in Hospitals: Updates for Practice. MEDSURG Nursing; 27(5), 291-296.
  • Baloushah S, Mohammadi N, Taghizadeh Z, Taha A, Farnam F. (2019). Learn to live with it: Lived experience of Palestinian women suffering from intimate partner violence. Journal of  Family Medicine and Primary Care, 8:2332-6. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_330_19


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