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Lisa Gazan, MSN/Ed, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing


  • Master of Science in Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science, Eastern Michigan University, 1990


Professor Lisa Gazan joined the Liberty School of Nursing in the Fall of 2020 bringing with her a varied background in nursing education, home care, hospice case management, training, and leading. She is experienced in the development, implementation, and growth of new programs including a health careers academy, the spearheading of foundational work for accreditation approval of a new BSN program, and the development of a newly expanded hospice. At Liberty she has developed the Cross-Cultural Nursing class and taught a variety of other courses. She has also led nursing abroad trips and is currently working on her PhD in nursing education with an emphasis on Cross-Cultural Nursing. She was born and raised until the age of 12 years old in Guatemala, Central America where her parents served as missionaries and she attended school in Spanish and German. She and her husband served as missionaries in Kenya, East Africa, and in the U.S. preparing and training new missionaries. A favorite verse is Psalm 138:8 “The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me.” She loves joining others in their professional journey and helping them fulfill God’s unique purpose and plan for them.

Professional Memberships

  • National League of Nursing Education
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Transcultural Nursing Society
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship

Courses Taught

  • NURS 105  Medical Terminology
  • NURS 301  Strategies for Adult Health Care I Clinical
  • NURS 301  Strategies for Adult Health Care II Clinical
  • NURS 442  Community Health Clinical
  • NURS 415  Cross-Cultural Nursing
  • NURS 445  Contemporary Issues in Nursing
  • NURS 490  Leadership

Publications (peer-reviewed articles)

  • Gazan, L. (2020, February 20-22). XIDS First Year Seminar – An Innovative Strategy to Promote Success of Nursing Students [Poster Presentation]. Georgia Association for Nursing Education, Jekyll Island, GA.

Research Interests

  • Cross-Cultural Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Program and Curriculum Development
  • Building Resilience in the Nursing Student
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