Education:DNP RUSH University, current
C.N.E., Certified Nurse Educator
M.S.N., University of Phoenix
B.S.N., Northern Illinois University
About/Bio:Professor Nola Addante has been in the faculty role at Rockford University since 2010. She has taught adult health, adult health clinical, pathopharmacology, community health nursing, nutrition, and has co-taught leadership and management in nursing, senior seminar, and the NCLEX prep course.
Other campus activities include that of being a first year advisor since 2012, and the forum administrator, beginning in the fall 2013.
Professor Addante graduated from NIU in 1997 with a B.S. in Nursing. Her nursing career includes such experiences as the operating room, home health, outpatient surgery, and oncology. She received a Master's Degree in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix in 2010. In addition, Professor Addante is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Leadership in Higher Education at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Hobbies/interests: "I was a musician before becoming a nurse – I play the piano, organ, and flute in addition to singing. Occasionally, I play the organ and piano at weddings. And, I’ve been playing piano at a friend’s restaurant periodically this past month. I attend Heartland Community Church weekly, and really like it there. I’ve been on a mission trip to Haiti, and hope to some day return there or go on a medical mission trip (probably to Africa). I love dogs – the three that I have (toy poodle, chow, and cocker spaniel) keep me active as I have to go out and walk them every day. I LOVE to travel – especially to warmer climates (like Mexico) in the middle of winter! My dream is to one day go to Italy (this is #1 on my "bucket list").
Enrolled in the DNP in Advanced Public Health Nursing program at Rush University, Chicago. Anticipated graduation: 12/2021.
Professional Memberships and Community Service:
Sigma Theta Tau, since 2010; American Nurses Association; Board Member Stateline Nurses Association (previous); Board member Mercy At Home (formerly known as Visiting Nurses Association); former volunteer, for Heartland Hospice.
Communicable diseases, violence prevention