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Cathy R. Arvidson, PhD, FNP, RN, FAANP

Associate Professor

School of Nursing
Idaho State University
1776 Science Center Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Office: TAB Building - Idaho Falls
Phone: 208-282-2102

Email: arvicath@isu.edu

  • B.S. in Nursing, Vanderbilt University
  • M.S. in Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Ph.D. in Nursing Science, Texas Women's University
  • Postdoctoral Certificate in Family Nursing Practice, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Research Interests
  • Health Promotion
  • Distance Education
  • Child Health


Cathy R. Arvidson, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP is an associate professor at Idaho State University School of Nursing. She has been a faculty member at ISU since 1992. Her research interests include health promotion, distance learning and child health. Dr. Arvidson serves as the chair of the Advanced Practice Advisory Council to the Idaho Board of Nursing. In addition she is Region 10 Director for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Arvidson received her BSN from Vanderbilt University; MSN from University of Florida, Gainesville; PhD in Nursing Science from Texas Women's University; and a Postdoctoral Certificate FNP at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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