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. Dr. Almonte is blessed with two awesome, funny, and adventurous sons, gracious parents, and the most supportive sister, family, and friends.
- PhD, University of San Diego
- M.S.N., University of San Diego
- B.S.N., University of Maryland, Baltimore
- GNSG 6023: Planning and Management of Evidence-Based Initiatives
- GNSG 6095A: MSN Oral Comprehensive Exam
- GNSG 6022: MSN Evidence Based Practice Process
- NSG 4080: Capstone Theory
- NSG 4081: Capstone Preceptorship Practicum
- NSG 4070: Leading Faithfully Theory
- NSG 4071: Nursing Leadership Preceptorship
- NSG 1050: Caring Faithfully (BSN Traditional Undergraduate), 2016-2018
Experience in Field
- Point Loma Nazarene University, 2012-Present
- Director, Nursing Research & Analysis; Senior Nurse Scientist/Researcher; Specialty Leader of Nursing Research for the US Navy Nurse Corps, United States Navy, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, 2009-2012
- Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, 2006-2009
Director & Advisor, Western Regional Nursing Research Program, BUMED Nurse Scientist/Researcher, 2006-2009
United States Navy, Full-Time Duty Under Instruction at the University of San Diego, 2003-2006
- United States Navy, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, 1999-2003
United States Navy, Branch Medical Clinic, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, 1996-1999
United States Navy, Full-Time Duty Under Instruction at the University of San Diego, 1994-1996
- United States Navy, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, 1991-1994
- United States Navy, Naval Hospital Oakland, 1987-1991
Professional and Community Involvement
- Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Mu Chapter At Large, San Diego, CA/USA, 1996-Present
- .Member, University of San Diego, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Community- Representative, 2009-Present; Graduate Student Representative, 2004-2006
- Member, National League for Nursing (NLN), PLNU Membership, 2012-Present
- Member, Navy Nurse Corps Association, Southern California Chapter, San Diego, CA/USA, 2012-Present
- Member, Association of California Nurse Leaders, San Diego, CA/USA, 2018-Present
- Faculty, Evidence Based Practice Institute (EBPI), San Diego Consortium of Nursing, 2013-2022
- Excellence, Curriculum Review Committee & Awards Abstract Review, 2015-2022
Awards and Honors
- Point Loma Nazarene University, Promotion to Tenure and Full Professor, 2019
- 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 Nurse Week 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
Dissertation & Publications
Adams, M. & Almonte, A. (2022). First Time Mothers Definition of a ‘Good’ Mother. American Journal of Qualitative Research, 6(2). DOI: 10.29333/ajqr/12218
- Adams, M.K., Byrn, M., Penckofer, S., Bryant, F., Almonte, A. (2021). Expectations of motherhood and quality of life. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 46(2):70-75. DOI: 10.1097/nmc.0000000000000690.
- 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.
- 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.)
- Almonte, Angelica (2009). Humanitarian nursing challenges: a grounded theory, Military Medicine, 174:5, 479-485.
- Almonte, A. (2007). Navy Nurses’ Experiences During Operation Unified Assistance Aboard the USNS MERCY: A Grounded Theory (Publication No. 32667410) [Doctoral dissertation, University of San Diego, San Diego]. ProQuest Dissertations.
Presentations (Last 8 years)
- Presenter, Podium - Appraising the Evidence: Qualitative Research Critique Using the CASP Checklist- Application Exercise, Evidence-based Practice Institute, Liberty Station Conference Center, San Diego, CA/USA, June 9, 2020.
Presenter, Podium - Overview of Qualitative Research & Appraising the Evidence: Qualitative Research Critique Using the CASP Checklist- Application Exercise, Evidence-based Practice Institute, Liberty Station Conference Center, San Diego, CA/USA, April 10, 2018.
- Presenter, Podium - Appraising the Evidence: Qualitative Research Theory vs. Quantitative Theory, Evidence-based Practice Institute, Liberty Station Conference Center, San Diego, CA/USA, April 12, 2016.
- Presenter, Podium - Appraising the Evidence: Qualitative Research Theory & Methodologies & How to Critique Qualitative Research, Evidence-based Practice Institute, Liberty Station Conference Center, San Diego, CA/USA, April 14, 2015.
- Presenter, Podium - Applying the Practice Change: Theory & Conceptual Frameworks, Evidence-based Practice Institute, Liberty Station Conference Center, San Diego, CA/USA, May 12, 2015.
- Co-Presenter, Podium - Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Assessing and Advancing Inclusive Excellence, Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Network for Academic Renewal Conference, Westin Hotel, San Diego, CA/USA, March 27, 2015.
Research (Selected Studies)
In Progress/Active Research
- Understanding the Lived Experiences of PLNU SON students in the COVID-19 Pandemic (Principal Investigator/PI: Dr. Sharon Smith).
Resilience Empowerment Intervention Project (Principal Investigator/PI: Dr. Kristine Lambert).
- Military Medics’ Insight into Providing Women’s Health Services (PI: Lt Col Candy Wilson, NC, USAF, PhD).
Psychometric Evaluation of a Triage Decision Making Inventory (PI: CDR Anita Smith, NC, USN (RC), PhD)
Reflective Practice for Resident Physicians in Military Operational and Humanitarian Assistance Settings (PI: CDR Christine Johnson, MC, USN).
Clinical Knowledge Development: Continuity of Care for War Injured Service Members (PI: CAPT Patricia Kelley, NC, USN, PhD; Associate Investigators: Dr. Patricia Benner & Dr. Richard Benner).
Back to Basics Intervention (PI: CAPT Linnea Axman, NC, USN (ret), DrPH).
PLNU Student Honors Projects (Selected Studies)
- Mixed Methods Study: Effects the COVID Pandemic had on Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Desire to Become Nurses.
- Literature Review: Quality of Postpartum Life
- Systematic Review: Investigating Factors associated with Female Active Duty Service Members with an Eating Disorder and Concurrent Diagnoses of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders
- Qualitative Study: Pertinent Health Needs and Values in City Heights, San Diego and How They Inform a Local Health Fair. Are Health Fairs a Meaningful Approach to Meeting the Health Needs of Underinsured and Underserved Communities?
- Survey Study: When there is nothing left to give: Codependency and eating disorder risk among undergraduate nursing students.
- Literature Review: Nursing Interventions to Reduce the Incidence of Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Very Premature Neonates