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


  • B.S.N., Jordan University Jordan 1989
  • M.S.N., Azusa Pacific University, Azusa California United States 2004
  • Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University, Azusa California United States 2009
  • 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


  • "Utilization of national patient registries by clinical nurse specialist" Clinical Nurse Specialist January 2014
  • "Effect of early nutritional support on intensive care unit length of stay and neurological status at discharge in children with severe traumatic brain injury" Journal of Neuroscience Nursing December 2011
  • "Mannitol Versus 3% NaCL for Management of Severe Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury" Journal for Nurse Practitioners May 1 2015
  • "The institutional review board" Clinical Nurse Specialist March 2012
  • "Substance Abuse in Middle Eastern Adolescents Living in Two Different Countries" Journal of Religion and Health  2014
  • "Neonatal Intracerebral Hemorrhage" Translational Stroke Research July 2012
  • "CE" American Journal of Nursing December 1 2016
  • "Cervical spine imaging for young children with inflicted trauma" Journal of Pediatric Surgery January 3 2017
  • "Palestinian nurses' lived experiences working in the occupied West Bank" International Nursing Review March 1 2017
  • "Evaluating a Mental Health Program for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon" Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health September 15 2017
  • "Delirium in the Critically Ill Child" Clinical Nurse Specialist September 1 2017
  • "Society of Pediatric Nurses’ Core Competencies for the Pediatric Nurse" Journal of Pediatric Nursing January 1 2018
  • "Rigid Internal Fixation for Traumatic Cranio-Cervical Dissociation in Infants and Young Children" Spine January 1 2019
  • "Delirium knowledge, self-confidence, and attitude in pediatric intensive care nurses" Journal of Pediatric Nursing May 1 2019

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