Dr. Nellie Mckenzie

Nellie Mckenzie

Nellie Mckenzie

Education Profile:

Registered Pharmacist Licensure, CA
PharmD, Loma Linda University, CA
MS, Cell & Molecular Biology, UCR/Cal State SBDo, CA
BSN, Loma Linda University, CA
Registered Nurse Licensure, CA, MD
BS, Biology Atlantic Union College, MA


Raised in Cuba where she received her elementary and secondary education, Dr. McKenzie has taught at Andrews  University and Southwestern Michigan Community College in Michigan, Crafton Hills College, San Bernardino Valley  College, California State University in San Bernardino and Loma Linda University in California before coming to  Washington Adventist University (WAU). She is a Board Certified Registered nurse and pharmacist with 10 years clinical  experience in nursing practice, 5 years experience as a pharmacist with Walgreens. Currently she teaches Pharmacology and Nursing Leadership & Management in the Edyth T. James Department of Nursing and Anatomy & Physiology in the  Department of Biology at Washington Adventist University.

Professional Activites:

Her research has been focused in the “Role of Protein Synthesis in Development using the Purple Sea Urchins as a Model”  She has also collaborated in clinical research in the acute care setting to determine the “Medication use for CHF  exacerbation in the acute setting.” (submitted for publication 2013) 

Dr. McKenzie is currently exploring collaborative research opportunities with PepVax, Inc (www.pepvax.co) a  biotechnology company in Bethesda, MD that develops peptide vaccine candidates for cancer treatment. She is a member of the following professional associations: APhA (www.apha.org), Rho Chi Society (www.rhochi.org),  Sigma Theta Tau International (nursingsociety.org) and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society (www.sigmaxi.org

Courses Taught:

NURS 254 Pharmacology
NURS 323 Pathophysiology
NURS 446 Public Health Nursing and Population Health
NURS 478 Health Care policy and Politics
NURs 708 Practicum: Nursing Administration

Contact Information:

Email: nmckenzie@wau.edu
Phone: 301.891.4169
Office: Science Building, 104B