Jessica Anderson holds a faculty appointment as Associate Professor. She earned her bachelor's in nursing from Viterbo University in Wisconsin, her master's in nursing from Marquette University in Wisconsin, and her post-master's certificate as a Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner and Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Jessica's professional interests include water birth, nitrous oxide for labor, women's health care policy, practice development, program development and doula care. She is active on committees with the March of Dimes, Colorado Health Department, Colorado Hospital Association, and American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Jessica is currently a member of the ACNM Board of Directors as the Region 6 Representative.
Jessica currently is Director of Midwifery Services at the College of Nursing. She supports the 4 nurse-midwifery faculty practices across the front range. In addition, she teaches in the nurse-midwifery specialty program and DNP program. Jessica continues to actively practice and support multiple quality improvement projects and programs across the college and UCHealth system.
Jessica has presented at local and national conferences including the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exposition, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing National Conference and American Academy of Family Practice Family Centered Maternity Care Conference on an array of topics including nitrous oxide, water birth, skin to skin, breastfeeding, and perineal suturing. In addition, Jessica is a nursing textbook contributor and has published several peer-reviewed articles. Jessica’s future goals include clinical practice, practice expansion, quality improvement, and health care policy at the state and federal level.