Angelica Almonte, Ph.D., RN


Mentoring, leading, and conducting nursing research are Dr. Angelica Almonte's passions and professional strengths. Her goal and calling is to use those strengths to evangelize, equip, energize, esteem, entertain, and engage nursing students in the areas of leadership, management, research, and evidence-based practice. She humbly shares her diverse clinical and administrative experiences and knowledge to help shape students as they learn to sacredly serve others in the work of nursing. Almonte is blessed with two awesome and adventurous sons, gracious parents, and the funniest and most supportive family and friends.


  • Ph.D., University of San Diego
  • M.S.N., University of San Diego
  • B.S.N., University of Maryland, Baltimore

Experience in Field

  • Current Research: Associate Investigator – A Longitudinal Exploration of Calling and Vocation in Undergraduate, Baccalaureate Nursing Students (PI: Dr. Christine Sloan)
  • Current Research: Associate Investigator – The Relationship of Cognitive Critical Thinking Skills and/or Affective Critical Thinking Dispositions to Academic Success in the First year of the Nursing Major (PI: Dr. Michelle Riingen)

Awards and Honors

  • Nightingale Lamp Award, Most Influential Faculty Contributing to School of Nursing Class of 2016, Awarded at PLNU SON Pinning Ceremony, May 6, 2016
  • U.S. Navy Meritorious Service Medal, 2012
  • Finalist, 2010 NurseWeek California State Nursing Excellence Award, Mentoring Category
  • Winner, 2009 U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Mary Hall Award for Nursing Publication, Operational Category
  • Nurse Researcher of the Year, Nursing Excellence Award, Philippine Nurses Association of San Diego County, Inc., 2009
  • Qualitative Research Award, Zeta Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2008
  • Qualitative Research Award, Zeta Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2007
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, 2005
  • Scholarship, U.S. Navy Full-Time Duty Under Instruction, Ph.D., 2003 – 2007
  • U.S. Navy Commendation Medal, 4 Awards, 2003 and 2008
  • Ambulatory Care Nurse of the Year, American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing, 2002
  • Scholarship, U.S. Navy Full-Time Duty Under Instruction, Masters, 1994 – 1996
  • U.S. Navy Achievement Medals, 3 Awards, 1991, 1994, 1999

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Wilson C, Corrigan R, Reese S, Almonte A, Simpson D, & Wilson A (2016). Military Medics' Insight into Providing Women's Health Care in Deployed Settings. Military Medicine, 181, e1608-e1614.
  • Almonte, Angelica (2009). Humanitarian Nursing Challenges: A Grounded Theory, Military Medicine, 174:5, 479-485.
  • Axman, L. (PI) & Almonte, A. (AI) (2015). Final Report on USU Grant Project Number NO8-703, NTIS (Accession #PB2015-105600), An Evidence-Based Practice Protocol: Back to Basics Bundle of Nursing Care. (Publication submitted by the TriService Nursing Research Program. Silver Spring, MD.)