Lori Anderson, M.S.N., R.N., F.C.N., P.H.N.

Lori Anderson, M.S.N., R.N., F.C.N., P.H.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

M.S.N. in Nursing Education at Bethel University

B.S.N. from Augsburg University

A.D.N. from Rochester Community College



Professor Lori Anderson began her teaching career at the UNW School of Nursing in 2014 as a Clinical Adjunct Faculty member. She became full-time in 2018. Prior to that, Professor Anderson held positions serving as a Faith Community Nurse Network Manager and the Wellness Coordinator in the HealthEast Care System. She is also the Pastoral Nurse at Avinity Senior Living Scandia Shores Senior Residence in Shoreview.

She currently teaches Community & Population Based Care Services and manages clinicals for this and the Leadership course. Professor Anderson says, “I hope my students will have a broader vision of the many Community and Public Health Nursing roles through which the Lord can use them to impact the world. Many students come into my course thinking that nurses only work in hospitals or clinics. I love introducing them to the roles of Faith Community Nursing, Public Health Nursing, School Nursing, Occupational Health, Correctional Nursing, and more!”

Professor Anderson and her husband Bryan serves as Prayer Team Directors at Eagle Brooke Church – Blaine. She has two sons, two daughters-in-law, three granddaughters, and a grandson. She enjoys reading, writing, gardening, camping, hiking and biking. 


  • Anderson, Lori R, “Outreach Initiative: Respite at Home Partnership with Joni & Friends Disability Ministry, pp. 445-446, in Schoon, Patricia, & Porta, Carolyn, (2023) Population-Based Public Health Clinical Manual: The Henry Street Model for Nurses, (4th ed), Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.
  • Faith Community Nursing and Spiritual Care/Working with Chaplains, Panel Presentation for the Faith Community Nurse Network of the Greater Twin Cities, June 16, 2022.
  • “Faith Community Nurses’ Impact on Family Caregiving,” Faith Community Nurse Network Symposium, September 17, 2020
  • “The Pastoral Nurse Role: A model for providing wellness and spiritual support to Independent Living Residents” presentation, Benedictine Health System Leadership Conference, Sept. 27, 2012, Duluth, MN.
  • “Documentation System for Faith Community Nurses,” Westberg Symposium, September 2008.
  • Strengthening Healing Ministries to Seniors Though the Pastoral Nurse Role,” Presentation, Westberg Symposium on Parish Nursing, St. Louis, MO, September 2007.
  • Weaving the Tapestry of Health Ministry,” Westberg Parish Nurse Symposium,” Chicago, IL; September 2000, co-presenter.