Dr. Axman is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Nursing at University of Phoenix. In that role, she directs the design and delivery of academic programs for the college. She is also the Acting Program Chair for the Master of Science in Nursing with concentrations in Nurse Administration, Informatics and Nurse Education, and Full Time Faculty for the Master of Science in Nursing/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program (MSN/PMHNP).
Prior to this appointment, she was the Associate Dean of Doctoral and Undergraduate Studies. Before her promotion to Associate Dean, Dr. Axman was the Program Chair for the Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program (MSN/FNP) for the Online and Southern California campuses.
Dr. Axman maintains her clinical practice as a FNP and PMHNP at the Whole Person Clinic/Family Health Partnership, Escondido, CA.
Prior to her arrival at the University of Phoenix, Dr. Axman was employed by the Family Health Partnership in Crystal Lake, IL to lead the Clinic Mobile Outreach Team providing primary care to unsheltered people living in McHenry County, Illinois where she was an appointed member to the McHenry County Board of Health. Dr. Axman was an Associate Professor and Lecturer in the School of Nursing at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) where she developed and taught courses in the FNP and Advanced Public Health Registered Nurse programs.
Dr. Axman retired as a Captain (06) from the United States (US) Navy in 2010 after 25 years of active naval service. While on active duty, Dr. Axman maintained an active clinical practice as a NP while holding a variety of positions to include Special Assistant to the Navy Surgeon General for Women’s Health, Senior Nurse Executive for the Director of Professional Education at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Department Head for Nursing Research and Analysis, Chief Operating Officer, Naval School of Health Sciences, San Diego, CA, and Navy Medicine West Regional Research Integrity Program Manager.