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Kathy Andresen

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Associate Professor

Health Sciences Center
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52804


What inspires you?

I am inspired by people who have overcome tremendous challenges in their lives and share their story to help others.

Kathy Andresen, DNP, RN, CNE

Education and Training

DNP, Rush University

MSN, University of Iowa

BS, University of St. Francis
Health Arts

ADN, Associates Degree in Nursing, Scott Community College

PN, Practical Nurse Diploma, Scott Community College


  • Certification in Online Teaching & Learning, 2015
  • Certified Nurse Educator, 2016

Professional services

  • Scott County Kids, School Health Committee

Professional organizations

  • National Association of School Nurses
  • Iowa School Nurse Organization (School Nurse of the Year 2007)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
  • Association of Community Health Nursing Educators

Work experience

  • Public Health Nurse, Scott County Health Department
  • OB/Pediatric Department Nurse Manager, Community Health Care, Inc.
  • Staff Nurse Scott County Women, Infants & Children Program
  • Nurse Aide Instructor, Scott Community College
  • Staff Nurse, Mercy Hospital/Genesis Medical Center

Courses taught

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Professional Role Development
  • Nursing Management
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Professional Trends & Issues
  • Caring/Coaching/Educating Across Settings
  • Concepts of Population Health

Areas of scholarship and interest

  • Translating Evidence-based research into practice
  • Coordinated School Health
  • Communicable Disease

Noteworthy honors, awards and presentations

  • Excellence in Teaching Award ACCEL Program, 2013-2014
  • Iowa School Nurse of the Year, 2007

Community service

  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Volunteer
  • Iowa Donor Network Volunteer

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