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Michelle M. Anderson DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

A small picture of DNP Faculty Member Michelle Anderson

Director ISU Meridian Health Care

Clinical Associate Professor

School of Nursing
Idaho State University
1311 E. Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642

Office: Meridian
Phone: 208-373-1785
Email: andemic9@isu.edu


  • D.N.P, Idaho State University
  • M.S. in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, Duke University
  • B.S. in Nursing, University of Calgary
  • R.N. Diploma, Foothills Hospital School of Nursing

Research Interests

  • Health promotion
  • Nurse practitioner practice/independent practice
  • Legislative issues affecting nurse practitioners
  • Rural health


Dr. Anderson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Idaho State University. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner.  Dr. Anderson's experience includes hospitalist care, cardiology, and rural family practice. She has been an entrepreneur having started her own independent NP family practice clinic in rural Idaho.

Dr. Anderson is a community activist in health and a strong advocate for her profession regionally and nationally. Her servant leadership fellowship training has earned her the seat at many health care policy tables. She is the first NP to sit on the Bonner County hospital board of directors. Her leadership qualities awarded her a governor appointed board position on the Idaho Healthcare Coalition and more recently to the State Board of Nursing in the APRN position. She has received professional awards for service through annual recognition in her community as the number one outstanding provider, state recognition for her dedication as a preceptor with a preceptor of the year award, and national recognition through her professional organization with an Award for Clinical Excellence in 2013, Advocacy in 2018, and appointed as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2019. In 2023 Dr. Anderson received the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 2023 Outstanding Policy Award.

Dr. Anderson is a member and recent past Vice-President of Nurse Practitioners of Idaho. She is active on their legislative committee and membership/media/marketing committee. Dr. Anderson is the Idaho State Liaison for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as well as a member of the Preceptor Committee for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

Featured Scholarship & Publication


Anderson, M.M., Spann, N., Nguyen, E., Cleveland, K, & Crownhart, K. (2023). Provider vaccine hesitancy in the setting of recurrent herpes zoster. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (in publication).

Koch, T., Anderson, M.M., & Weaver, M. (2022). Establishing victim services in an American Indian tribal community: A needs assessment. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Doi:10.1177/10436596221119488

Anderson, M.M. (2022). Idaho’s mandatory reporting laws for abuse, neglect and exploitation. RN Idaho, May, June, July 2022, 18-19. 

Anderson, M.M., & Arvidson, C. (2020). Nurse practitioners and barriers to diabetic foot treatment. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 32 (12), 795-799. Doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000306

Anderson, M.M., & Arvidson, C. (2017). Childhood vaccine status and correlation with common nonvaccine-preventable illnesses. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 29 (7), 415–423. Retrieved from https:// doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12464. 

Coffey, M.M., Crowder, G.K, & Cheek, D.J. (2003). Reducing coronary artery disease by decreasing homocysteine levels. Critical Care Nurse, 23 (1), 25.30. Retrieved from https:// ccn.aacnjournals.org/.


Anderson, M.M. (2016). What does a DNP degree bring to the NP practice owner? Advance Health Care Network

Coffey, M.M. (2000). Population-based strategy for preventing violence in the health care workplace. Nursing Advocate



Resolving Threats to Practice with Grassroots Initiatives: Achieving Full Practice Authority within the Consensus Model. AANP National Conference, Orlando, FL. June 23, 2022.

Decreased Stigma & Increased Health Equity through SUD Focused Nurse Practitioner Education, American Society of Addiction Medicine 53rd Annual Conference: Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science, Hollywood, FL. April 2022.

Evaluation of a SUD Medical Education Curriculum for DNP Family Nurse Practitioner students, AACN’s 2021 Doctoral Education Conference, Virtual Event, January 20, 2021

Educational Tools to Decrease Vaccine Hesitancy: A Collaborative Approach, Ninth Annual Doctor of Nursing Practice National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, October 7, 2016.

Childhood Vaccine Status and Correlation with Common Non-vaccine Preventable Illnesses: Improving Health Outcomes, Doctor of Nursing Practice National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, October 7, 2016.

Educational Tools to Decrease Vaccine Hesitancy, American School Health Association National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, October 7, 2016. 

State, and Local:

Health Policy for the New DNP/NP, Boise VA NP Residency Program, Boise, ID, May 16, 2023.

Open Educational Resources and Advanced Health Assessment, ISU Open Ed Week Presentation, Meridian, ID, March 6, 2023.

Quetiapine-Induced Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Elevation during the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, ISU Grand Rounds, Meridian, ID, November 28, 2022.

Complimentary/Alternative Healthcare Choices, New Knowledge Adventures for AARP. (virtual live and recorded presentation for placement on YouTube) Boise, ID, March 30, 2022.

Health Data, Policy and the Pursuit of Health Equity, NPI Health Policy Conference: Where Policy Meets History, Boise, ID, January 23, 2022.

Telehealth for Today’s Patients, Knowledge Adventures for AARP. (Virtual live and recorded presentation) Boise, ID, April 27, 2021.

Idaho Survey Outcome: COVID-19 Idaho Healthcare Provider Impact, Nurse Leaders of Idaho 2020 LEAP Conference, Boise, ID, November 9, 2020.

Subject Matter Expert (invited), Value Based Healthcare Forum, Boise, Idaho, October 2019.

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