Vivien Dee, M.N. ’74

Vivien Dee, M.N. ’74 is a professor and director of Azusa Pacific University’s Ph.D. Nursing Program. Dee was associate hospital administrator and director of nursing at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital (now Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital), and assistant dean of clinical affairs at the UCLA School of Nursing from 1987 to 2005. During this period, she was instrumental in establishing the Los Angeles chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, serving as a founding member. Dee has been an active member on the expert panel on Nursing Theory-Guided Practice for the American Academy of Nursing since 1997 and a referee panel member for Nursing Science Quarterly since 2008. Dee’s strong belief in the importance of professional development for nurses at all levels was the driving force for the founding of the Institutes of Learning for UCLA Health System in 2008, with her as its Executive Director. Dee was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 1992 and continues to consult nationally and internationally.