Margaret Andrews, PhD, RN, CTN-A, FAAN
Dr. Andrews was appointed as the University of Michigan-Flint Director and Professor of Nursing in 2006. She earned her PhD in Nursing (Transcultural Nursing and Nursing Educational Administration Tracks) from the University of Utah, MSN in Pediatric Nursing (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track) from Case-Western Reserve University, and BSN from St. John College. Recognized by the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) as a Certified Transcultural Nurse and a Transcultural Nursing Scholar, Dr. Andrews is nationally and internationally known for her contributions to Transcultural Nursing. She is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).
Dr. Andrews is committed to workforce diversity and cultural competency development in her professional career as a nurse, nurse practitioner, nursing faculty member, and nursing educational administrator. In her clinical practice, teaching, and research, she has worked extensively with culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and the Middle East. Dr. Andrews serves on master's and doctoral committees.
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Andrews' research interests are cultural competence, transcultural nursing, and international nursing and health care. During the past five years, she has been the project director or co-director for three HRSA-funded projects aimed at eliminating health disparities by promoting the cultural competencies of nurses, nursing students, and nursing faculty and promoting the academic success of students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Each project has had both research and education components.
Dr. Andrews is co-author of the text Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care, the 7th edition of which is due for publication in 2015. Previous editions of the book received the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Award and Sigma Theta Tau International’s Best Pick Award. She is also the founding editor of the Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare.
Dr. Andrews has studied, practiced, consulted, and taught in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. She provides various types of service for community agencies and professional organizations.