Larinda Fandrich

Assistant Professor

Division of Nursing

Job Description:

I teach Medical-Surgical II Nursing and all labs and simulations as well as clinicals at the hospital. It is so rewarding to work with students.

Academic Background:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Union College, 1986
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2014
Master of Health Administration, University of Phoenix, 2014

Professional Background:

I began my nursing career at Loma Linda University Medical Center in the pediatric intensive care unit. I transitioned from the PICU to the cardiovascular intensive care unit where I specialized in post-open heart surgery for pediatric and adult patients. I was blessed to work with Dr. Leonard Bailey, pediatric heart surgeon pioneer. I worked in various ICU's for 18 years in California and Nebraska. I then moved to Lincoln Surgical Hospital specializing in outpatient surgery. I was the outpatient director for 5 years before transitioning to education. I have been blessed to work at Union College in the nursing division since fall of 2014. I am currently working on my Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Lifestyle Medicine through Southern Adventist University.

Personal Information:

I enjoy traveling, hiking, the mountains, ocean, and exercise. I love the Grand Canyon and hiked the rim to rim. I have run 4 marathons and ran the Boston Marathon in 2018. I am passionate about wellness and healthy eating. I love spending time with my family.


Alex, 28, a pediatric physical therapist in Seattle, Lindsay, 25, a physical therapy student at Loma Linda University, and Jared, 22, an International Rescue and Relief major at Union College in his final year and taking paramedic training.


My husband is Scott. He is a Physical Therapist at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.

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