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Dr. Anderson has over 35 years of experience in nursing practice, policy, research, and higher education. She has taught at the undergrduate, master's, and doctoral levels and enjoys motivating students to do their best. Dr. Anderson has a long history of conducting research, both clinical trials and original projects. She has served on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research for the National Institutes of Health and has published over 50 refereed manuscripts and book chapters on topics in the realm of wounds - their diagnosis and treatment. She is a lead evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and Sigma Theta Tau International.
University of South Alabama, Master of Science in Nursing, 2011
Auburn University Montgomery, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2006
Park University, Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology, 2004
Jody Cadotte began teaching full-time in the RN to BS Online Nursing Program in the fall of 2016, after teaching as an adjunct faculty member for the program. Jody holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Psychology from Park University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Auburn University. In 2011, she earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama with a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner specialty. Her professional nursing experience includes neonatal intensive care nursing, maternal child health nursing, plastic surgery and women’s health. Jody is passionate about nursing and nursing education, especially online education. Having obtained 2 degrees online herself, she has a solid understanding of the unique needs of the distance learner, and understands the importance of creating an inclusive learning environment for all students. Jody has a love of teaching, and a strong commitment to nursing. She understands the importance of providing all nurses with a strong educational foundation. Jody is honored for the opportunity to educate and mentor future generations of nurses, and to be part of the amazing community at The College of St. Scholastica.
My areas of interest are family nursing, underserved populations, climate change and trans-cultural nursing. These passions reveal themselves in the stories I share with students – from the cancer ridden illegal refugee seeking asylum in the US, to the woman with no pre-natal care who arrived in my clinic ready to give birth, to the homeless teen mom with a multiply handicapped baby. Engaging the affective domain through story telling helps breach the gap between academics and humanity - the very real needs of our patients within the larger context of family, community, political/economic realities and the globe. I have taken students to Belize twice to engage them in direct service learning projects in a transcultural setting and will be traveling there again in Janurary 2018. I hope to expand these offerings to Alaska in Spring 2018.
When not teaching, I unwind by writing, spending time with friends, and being replenished by the presence of wind and sky over our Great Lake.
Julie Kantarik started teaching in the RN to BS Online Nursing Program in the Fall of 2014, bringing seven years of teaching experience to The College of St. Scholastica. She earned an AD in Nursing from Minneapolis Community College, a BA in Nursing from The College of St. Scholastica, and a MS with a major in Nursing from The College of St. Scholastica. Her professional experience as a nurse focused on cardiovascular and gerontological nursing with an interest in chronic disease management. She is passionate about fostering learning for students that decide to continue their education in nursing. She is excited to support The College of St. Scholastica in providing students "Direction for Life."
As an advisor for the Non Traditional Nursing Program, I am responsible for supporting online students from time of acceptance to the College through the time of graduation. I am the student's professional point of contact with the College and to assist students with all academic matters. I provide an orientation to all new students to ensure they have the information they need to be successful in the online program.