Larry Rankin, PhD, RN, CNE, FCN


Dr. Larry Rankin moved to California in 2002 from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he taught at Eastern Michigan University. He is married with two daughters and one son. He lives in Murrieta, CA. Some of his passions include vocal and instrumental music, swimming, and playing basketball.


  • Ph.D., Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
  • M.A., Health Sciences Management, Webster University, San Diego, CA 
  • B.S.N., Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
  • Undergraduate courses, majoring in music and nursing, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • A.A., Liberal Arts, New River Community College, Dublin, VA

Courses Taught

  • GNSG 7008 Healthcare Perspectives
  • GNSG 7020 Translating Research Into Practice
  • GNSG 7041 Special Studies/Special Topics in Nursing
  • GNSG 7058L - 7069L DNP Clinical Residency
  • GNSG 7090 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project
  • GNSG 6020 Research Inquiry and Theory
  • GNSG 6020L Research Inquiry and Theory Practicum
  • GNSG 604 Thesis/Project in Nursing
  • GNSG 6095A Comprehensive Exam A
  • GNSG 5001A Writing Research Inquiry Process
  • GNSG 5045 RN-MSN Transition
  • NRS 360B Inquiring Faithfully I: Nursing Research
  • NSG 441 Topics in Nursing
  • NSG 447 Family Violence
  • NSG 2080 Professional Development II: Reflective Practice
  • NSG 4041 Topics in Nursing
  • NSG 4050 Nursing of Communities: Mental Health Focus
  • NSG 4051 Nursing of Communities: Mental Health Clinical Practicum

Experience in Field

  • Point Loma Nazarene University
    • Professor, 2023
    • Associate Dean, Graduate Program Director, and Professor, 2008-2022
    • Associate Professor, 2002-2008
  • Sharp Healthcare: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practice, 2007-present
  • Eastern Michigan University: Assistant Professor, 1998-2002

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Southern California District Church of the Nazarene, District Advisory Board, 2019-2021
  • Southern California District Church of the Nazarene, San Bernardino Crisis Team, 2020-2023
  • Minister of Music Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene (LCCN), Lakeside CA 2007-Present
  • Delegate for LCCN at the Annual Nazarene District meeting 2015, 2017-2019
  • Board of Directors-(LCCN) Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene, 2010-present
  • Nomination to Delegate Ballot for General Assembly, 2016
  • Musician, School of Nursing, Department and Advising Chapels, Annual SON Pinning, 2005-present
  • Musician for Volunteers of America, 2013- 2019
  • Board of Directors- Bayview Hospital Mental Health Clubhouse, 2015-2017
  • Musician, School of Nursing STT Induction Ceremonies, 2015, 2016
  • Team Leader, Love Works
    • Jamaica 2012
    • Haiti 2013
    • Jamaica 2015
  • Team Leader for Study Abroad Ghana, 2014

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications


  • Kim, S.C. & Rankin, L. (2022). COVID-19: Update on healthcare workers’ mental health and coping during the COVID-19 pandemic. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. 45:1
  • Kim, S.C., Rankin, L., & Ferguson, J. (2021).  Nurses’ mental health from early COVID-19 pandemic to vaccinations. Journal of Nursing Scholarship (Under Review)
  • Rankin, L.B. & Maiden, J. (submitted for publication December 2017). Faithfully yours: articulating and exhibiting desired nursing outcomes in one Christian liberal arts university. Journal of Christian Nursing. Intervarsity Press.
  • Francisco, D., Rankin, L., & Kim, S.C. (2014). Adherence to colorectal cancer and polyps screening recommendations among Filipino-Americans. Gastroenterology Nursing, 37(6), 384-390. doi: 10.1097/SGA.0000000000000071
  • Kim, S.C., Oliveri, D., Riingen, M., Taylor, B., & Rankin, L. (2013). Randomized controlled trial of graduate-to-undergraduate student mentoring program, Journal of Professional Nursing, 29(6), e43-e49. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2013.04.003
  • Kim, S. C, Plumb, R., Gredig, Q.N, Rankin, L.B. & Taylor, B. (2008). Medium-term post-Katrina health sequelae among New Orleans residents: predictors of poor mental and physical health. Journal of Clinical Nursing, (17) 2335–2342. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02317.x
  • Rankin, L.B., Saunders, D.S., & Williams, R. (2000). Mediators of attachment style, social support, and sense of belonging in predicting woman abuse by African-American men.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 15(10), 1060-1080. doi: 10.1177/088626000015010004
  • Rankin, L.B., & Williams, R. A. (1998). The effect of interpersonal relatedness on partner abuse as mediated by hopelessness and depression in African-American males (dissertation).


  • Cognitive-Emotional Pathways to Violence: A Grounded Theoretical Discussion
  • Risk Factors and Self-Efficacy Behaviors in African American Youth”, Presented at Eastern Michigan University, Scholarly Achievement Day. November, 2000
  • Adolescent Responses to Witnessing of Violence in African-American Families.  Presented at the 7th International Family Violence Research Conference at University of New Hampshire. July 2001
  • Paper Cognitive-Emotional Pathways—Violence, Presented at 7th International Conference on Family Violence, San Diego, CA September 2002


  • Lehman, S., Rogers, S., & Rankin, L.(2015). A Journey to Articulating the Meaning, Quality and Integrity of the Degree. Presented at the 2015 LiveText Annual Conference, July 14, 2015 in Nashville, TN
  • Risk Factors and Self-Efficacy Behaviors in African-American Youth, Presented at 7th International Conference on Family Violence. San Diego, CA. September 2002