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Lena Hristova

Associate Professor of Nursing

Email: hristoval@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2611
Office: SHS 120


Education: BSN, University of WA-Bothell 2007; MS, University of WA, 2009; DNP, University of WA, 2013

Lena Hristova brings more than a decade of teaching and leadership experience to the School of Health Sciences Nursing program. Dr. Hristova most recently served as a tenured faculty member and associate dean of Nursing at North Seattle College as well as in clinical practice in the area of oncology. In her work at North Seattle College, Dr. Hristova led nursing faculty in curriculum development, pedagogy, and instructional design. Dr. Hristova contributed to the engagement of the campus community to create a climate of inclusion, equity, and access to underserved students, and helped develop programs that supported retention and student success. 

Dr. Hristova has taken an active role in supporting the nursing profession with her many appointments to service organizations. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Center for Nursing as well as the Steering Committee for Action Now! Nursing Coalition. She served as a site visitor for Accreditation Commission for Education of Nursing. 

Dr. Hristova’s family attends St. Demetrios Orthodox Church in Seattle where they participate in many outreach events to support the Christian mission. 

Dr. Hristova’s primary teaching is in the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice and the Medical-Surgical theory and practicum courses.

View Dr. Hristova's CV (PDF) for additional publications.


Why I teach at SPU

Lena Hristova, Associate Professor of Nursing

“I teach at SPU because I am a member of a grace-filled community committed to developing people of competence and wisdom.”