Dr. Andrews’ research is focused on healthy work environments which support high quality patient outcomes and nurse satisfaction. Studies make use of both quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the transition experience of new graduate nurses; leadership practices; nurse experienced physical and psychological strain and evidence-based practices.


Nurse satisfaction and retention in the workplace, including environmental and worker analysis, with a special focus on transition of new nurses.

  • PhD in Public Affairs, University of Central Florida
  • MS in Nursing Service Administration, University of Illinois at the Medical Center
  • BSN, University of Iowa
National Appointments
  • Association of Leadership Science in Nursing (formerly known as CGEAN), Secretary
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, On-site Reviewer

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