Kathleen Andresen, DNP, RN, CNE

Associate Professor | Chair

Dr. Andresen is an active member of the healthcare community as well as the academic head of the Nursing Program. She brings real world experience from her specialty practice as a public health nurse into her teaching and enjoys facilitating student learning both online and in the classroom.

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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
  • Certified Nurse Educator

Areas of Professional Interest

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

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

Kathy, on what inspires her


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

More About Dr. Andresen

Courses Taught

Current Courses
Leadership & Contemporary Issues
Concepts of Population Health

Previous Courses
Community Health Nursing
Professional Role Development
Nursing Management
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
Professional Trends & Issues
Caring/Coaching/Educating Across Settings

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


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
American Nurses Association
Iowa Nurses Association

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