Amy is a visiting fellow and a professor at Texas Christian University. She is a founder of Global Nurse Consultants Alliance.
Amy is a dedicated professional with 20+ years combined experience in health care systems, health policy, and higher education. She specializes in analyzing key provisions of complex legislation, predicting responses of stakeholders, and communicating a clear position for an organization or legislature.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Healthcare Workforce Issues
Health Policy Fellowship (professional)
Abilene Christian University: BS, Nursing
Abilene Christian University: MS, Nursing, Education and Administration
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: PhD, Nursing Practice, Executive Leadership 2013
- Texas Nurses Association, Government Affairs Committee : Member
- AACN Faculty Policy Think Tank Writing Group : Coordinator
Advancing health policy education in nursing: American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Policy Think TankJournal of Professional Nursing
Amy L. Anderson, Ashley Waddell, Patricia Brennan (Trish), Camille Burnette, Christine Anderson, Nancy M. Short
Based upon an awareness of the need to increase its policy footprint, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Board of Directors convened a think tank of nurse experts in the field of policy curriculum to advise the Board. The goal of the think tank was to review the current landscape, analyze trends, and create a set of recommendations for AACN's Board to consider. The Faculty Policy Think Tank (FPTT) met between 2016 and 2017 to review and reflect on methods to increase expertise of nursing faculty and students in health policy and make recommendations to the AACN Board to advance the agenda of the organization, member schools, and the profession. This article describes the methods and processes the Think Tank employed to develop a set of recommendations for the AACN Board of Directors.
Be Bold! Scan the Quick Response Code: An Innovative Approach to Increase Certification in the Intensive Care UnitJournal of Informatics Nursing
Duchene, Arika; Anderson, Amy; Mendelson, Sherri.
Using Quick Response (QR) codes improves access to education for nurses. This project compared the certification rates of Intensive Care Unit nurses taking the Critical Care Registered Nurse exam review course via QR code versus traditional printed materials. Results indicated a trend toward these codes being a more successful method of delivery.