Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Pamela Andresen, PhD, RN

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Office #:  Building 125, Room 4521, HSD

Phone: 708.216.0307



Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
University of Illinois at Chiago

Teaching Interests

Dr. Andresen serves as course director for community health nursing in the undergraduate nursing program and teaches the Population Health course to DNP students.  She directs DNP Capstone projects and teaches the DNP practicum course.   Dr. Andresen developed simulations on the home visit process and community assessment for the undergraduate community health nursing clinical course.

Courses Taught 2015-2016

DNP 502 Population-Focused Health
DNP 511 DNP Practicum
CMAN 380 Community Health Nursing

Research/Scholarly Interests and Selected Publications

Dr. Andresen’s areas of interest include health behavior change, social support, nurse-managed community health centers, and community health planning.  She has expertise and experience in conducting needs assessments and planning health programs for specific populations.  Dr. Andresen was a 2011 recipient of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Healthy People Curriculum Task Force Certificate of Excellence. 

Andresen, P.(2015). Student placements in home health care agencies: boost or barrier to quality patient care.  In M.D. Harris(Ed.), Handbook of Home Health Administration (6th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Agomo, H.C., Andresen, P.A., & Deshmukh, D. (2015). Be Wise: Implementing a lifestyle intervention to reduce stroke risk in low-income midlife women. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 47(1), 36-43.

Feutz, K. & Andresen, P. (2013). Cuidate: Implementation of a culturally based sexual risk reduction program for Hispanic adolescents. Hispanic Health Care International, 11(4), 187-193. 

Ruffolo, D., Andresen, P., & Winn, K.(2013). Meeting the needs of a community: Teaching evidence-based youth violence prevention initiatives to members of strategic communities.  Journal of Trauma Nursing, 20(1), 24-30. 

Andresen, P.(2011).  Healthy People Curriculum Taskforce’s Successful Practices Project:  Loyola University Nursing Center case study.  Retrieved from http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.aptrweb.org/resource/resmgr/sp_nursing/loyola_andersen_cs.pdf

Andresen, P.(2009).  Service-learning experiences at the Loyola University Nursing Center.  In D. Redlawski & T. Rice.  Service-Learning with Government Partners.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

Professional & Community Affiliations

1989-2010 Chair, Lake County Health Department Community Health Services Advisory Committee
1999-present Member, Howard Area Community Center’s Health Advisory Board
2000-2006 Member, Cook County Northeast District Health Council