SCHOOL OF Nursing and Health Professions


Associate Dean


Advanced Practice Nursing




Dr. Sonia Luckey is an integrative and holistic health nurse practitioner, educator, nurse coach, and speaker. She is an alumna of Brandman University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and also holds a master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica and a Master of Science in Nursing from California State University. She is board-certified in three specialty areas: family nurse practitioner, advanced holistic nurse and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

Dr. Luckey has a passion for mentoring nurses to integrate holistic healing and complementary alternative medicine (CAM) interventions into practice and into their own lives for self-care, growth and personal development.  She is chapter leader of the American Holistic Nurses Association, Orange County.



  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric Mental Health


Brandman University, Irvine, CA
Doctor of Nursing Practice - 2015
CSP: “Nurse Practitioner Recognition and Provision of Spiritual Care”

University of Santa Monica, CA
Master of Arts, Spiritual Psychology - 2015

California State University, Long Beach, CA
Master of Science, Nursing - 1994

Scholarly Activities

2015 - Chapter Leader, American Holistic Nurses Association, Orange County

2016 - Speaker, “Care of the Caregiver: Preventing Compassion Fatigue.” Orange County California Association of Occupational Health Nurses Regional Session, CA

2016 - Speaker, “Spiritual Care in Death and Dying.” Faith Community Nurse Foundations Course

Professional Experiences

Brandman University - Nursing Faculty - 2016 to present

As adjunct faculty and progressing to assistant professor, teaching and mentoring students in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in both online and blended format. Helps students develop personally and professionally through one-on-one coaching and mentoring. Serves as Clinical Scholarly Project chair to assist doctoral students in research, clinical scholarly projects, and doctoral defense.

Private Practice - Nurse Practitioner, Life Coach, Consultant - 2004 to present

Experienced nurse practitioner, leader and teacher with a unique combination of cross-disciplinary training and education in nursing practice, provider education, spiritual psychology, and consulting. Clinical practice settings have included endocrinology, adult medicine, and integrative psychiatry. Proven success in mentoring, teaching, coaching and counseling individuals, assisting them as they achieve their higher goals for growth and optimal health. Key focus areas are holistic health, mental health and integrative wellness.

Molina Healthcare, CA - Vice President, Clinical Support Systems; Research and Innovation - 2008-2014

Built record of achievement and advancement through series of progressively responsible positions leading Research and Innovation pilot initiatives, department activities, and helping establish the Molina Institute for Cultural Competency. Served as a liaison to County Behavioral Health Departments in San Bernardino, San Diego, Sacramento, and Riverside Counties during CA Medicaid Expansion for the Affordable Care Act. Provided leadership and support for coordination of care processes, workflows, forms, and training.

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