West Central Indiana - Area Health Education Center
Office: Landsbaum Center for Health Education
Louise A. Anderson earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Indiana State University and her Masters in Nursing Administration from Indiana University (IUPUI). She has nursing experience in emergency room, critical care, general medical-surgical and cardiac rehabilitation at staff and management levels in the hospital setting. She has public health nursing experience in staff, consultant and management roles at county and state government levels. She has served as a clinical instructor for medical-surgical and mental health nursing and as interim director for continuing education in nursing in the academic setting. She is an active volunteer in professional and community organizations having held board and committee positions at the local, state and national levels.
Louise noted, "When I look back over the 30+ years of my career, I have seen many changes in health service delivery that have resulted from research findings, advances in life sciences and technology, the "graying" of America, introduction of new and re-emerging diseases and conditions, environmental conditions and the global economy. All have contributed to the way health care professionals practice. With all the changes, a constant remains...the demand for highly qualified, sufficient numbers of strategically distributed health care workers from entry-level support to specialized careers with a focus on primary care. AHEC has the responsibility for health care workforce development from recruitment into health careers through training & educational experiences to continuing education for professionals."