Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Jean began her professional career as a specialist in emergency and adult critical care nursing and was certified as a critical care nurse (CCRN). She has been certified as an adult nurse practitioner (NP) since 1989 and has worked in primary care settings in ID, AK, CA, FL, NM, ME, and AZ caring for adult patient populations with a broad variety of complex internal medicine health issues. She currently works part time as an NP in the Boise State University Health Services Clinic.
Dr. Anderson has received several awards for teaching and educational service. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, physical assessment, advanced primary care practice/differential diagnosis, evidence-based practice, and medical-surgical nursing since 2005.
Jean is a veteran who served 10 years in the USAF Reserves and Alaska Air National Guard as a Nurse Corps officer, flight nurse instructor, and NP. She served in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War and received multiple awards for outstanding military service.
Dr. Anderson has extensive leadership experience in professional nursing organizations. She currently serves as an officer in Mu Gamma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at Boise State. She helped found the Northern California Nursing Research Network and Zeta Eta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and has received several awards for outstanding service for national nursing organizations.