Lindsay Anderson is currently a 3rd year PhD student in Nursing at the University of Minnesota. She has a strong interest in youth mental health promotion through the use of integrative therapies. Currently practicing as a Child/Adolescent Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul, Lindsay is dedicated to serving inner-city youth with mental health concerns. Prior to working full-time in the clinical area, Lindsay was employed full time as an Adjunct Instructor at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (CSBSJU) for 8 years. During her tenure at CSBSJU, she served on the Curriculum Committee during a significant curricular revision and was instrumental in integrating psychiatric/mental health nursing concepts and self-care strategies through an baccalaureate nursing program. Lindsay was nominated annually for Advisor of the Year Award at CSBSJU from 2011-2015 for work with both the Nursing Club and St. Jude Up ’til Dawn, being awarded this honor in both 2012 and 2014. The student-led St. Jude Up ’til Dawn at CSBSJU, under Lindsay’s advisement, raised a record-breaking $84,000 during the 2015-16 academic year. Lindsay was also nominated for the Academic Advisor of the Year in 2015-16 for her formal and informal guidance of nursing students. She is a Past-President of the MN Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and has served on various state and national committees and work-groups through this organization.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Dissertation: The impact of feelings of connectedness on youth mental health