DNP RUSH University, current
C.N.E., Certified Nurse Educator
M.S.N., University of Phoenix
B.S.N., Northern Illinois University
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