Faculty Profile

Julia Pusztai

Julie Pusztai

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Email: pusztaij@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2769
Office: SHS 121


Education: BA, Azusa Pacific University, 1977; MSN, Azusa Pacific University, 1998; PhD, Loma Linda University, 2015. At SPU since 2016.

Before coming to SPU, Dr. Julie Pusztai taught nursing and directed the Neighborhood Wellness Center at Azusa Pacific University for the past 16 years. Community involvement and engagement in wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention was the focus of the center’s outreach efforts under her leadership and grant writing efforts. Dr. Pusztai’s extensive nursing experience is mainly in community and mental health nursing. Her MSN specialty was Family Mental Health. Teaching experience includes Community Health Nursing, Nursing Ethics and Issues, Theoretical Frameworks for Nursing, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.

Dr. Pusztai’s research interests have focused on the lived experiences of the oldest-old through rich qualitative methods. Through her community health nursing lens other research interests have been in health promotion and disease prevention in community settings.

Along with her husband she is excited about making the Seattle area her new home. Running, reading, and enjoying kids and grandkids provide never-ending pleasure.

Please see Julie Pusztai’s CV.


Why I Teach at SPU

Julie Pusztai, Assistant Professor of Nursing

After many years of experience in nursing, my desire is to educate and shape future nurses in the profession I love.  Nurses are present in some of the most intimate, joyful, and sorrowful times in people’s lives.  Teaching at SPU allows for shaping and challenging our students to consider the spiritual, moral, ethical as well as intellectual implications of nursing practice, and how they will impact and be impacted by the world and the people they serve.