Barbara Arnoldussen is an educator and a writer. She has taught at International Technological University (ITU) in San Jose, California since 2009. She received ITU's Distinguished Faculty Award in 2013. Her books include First Year Nurse and Change Your Career: Nursing as Your New Profession. She is a contributing author to Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, 3rd edition, and is on its editorial board.
Barbara earned an MBA from San Jose State University with a concentration in program and project management. She interned in Management of Information Systems at the Center for Employment Training in San Jose, California. She received her BSN from Marquette University. She is currently a candidate for her Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) at ITU, writing her dissertation on key factors activating cancer survivors through eHealth education.
Barbara's clinical and management experience includes being leader of a team providing education for IRB activities, clinical coordinator of an integrated medicine clinic, consultant to a NASA team about patient safety reporting, quality improvement director for a university student health center and a VA medical center, research nurse in rehabilitation and in anesthesiology, and director of a non-profit medical clinic for young adults. She has directed successful accreditation efforts to satisfy The Joint Commission, AAAHC, and AAHRPP.