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Norma Anderson

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree ProgramB.S. Nursing (BSN)

Dr. Norma Anderson has been a nurse and educator for over 35 years, specializing in public/ community health and nursing education. She has been a clinical nurse educator for California State University, East Bay, Samuel Merritt University, and the University of San Francisco School of Nursing. She is certified as a Clinical Nurse Leader and Public Health Nurse. Dr. Anderson received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Healthcare Systems Leadership in 2010 from the University of San Francisco and MSN in Nursing Education in 2003 from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Dr. Anderson holds a California Adult-Vocational Teaching Credential from San Jose State University and began her teaching career in 1993 in community college and adult education programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

As an online nurse educator, Dr. Anderson has been a contributing faculty member at Walden University, Health Sciences, School of Nursing since 2011 and teaches in the RN to BSN and RN to MSN programs. Courses taught include public and community health, population health, role of the nurse leader, epidemiology, health policy, nursing research, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Anderson also proudly serves as a faculty member in the New Faculty Orientation (NFO) program at Walden University.

Dr. Anderson has published nursing journal articles on home health nursing, community nurse safety, and evidence-based guidelines for nursing interventions and disease prevention. Dr. Anderson has been a home health nurse clinician for the University of California, San Francisco, and volunteers as a community health educator for the American Heart Association, and is an active member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in her community, and serves as a mentor for graduate nursing and public health  students in the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Sciences Alumni-Mentor program. .

For most of her nursing career, Dr. Anderson has been in public and community health nursing, medical-surgical, spinal cord-injured, neonatal care, and oncology-hospice. Currently, Dr. Anderson practices Care Coordination and Transitional Care Management to individuals and families.

Dr. Anderson is a member of the National League for Nursing, American Public Health Association, American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron Delta.

Courses Taught

BSN 3100 - Issues and Trends in Nursing

BSN 4010 - Family, Comunity, and Population-based Nursing

BSN 4015 - Public and Global Health

MSN 6001 - Foundations of Graduate Study

MSN 6050 - Policy and Advocacy for Population Health

MSN 6052 - Essentials of Evidence-based Practice


MSN, California State University, Dominguez Hills

DNP, University of San Francisco

California Adult/Vocational Teaching Credential, San Jose State University

Public Service

American Heart Association, Volunteer

Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team, Volunteer - Pleasanton, CA United States

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