NECC Nursing Program 50th Anniversary: Q&A with Janice Anderson ’85
This year marks 50 years since the NECC nursing program graduated its first class. To celebrate, we are sharing the diverse success stories of nursing alumni through the decades whose contributions have positively impacted the community. Enjoy!
Janice Anderson ’85, BA, RN, HN-BC, CCT, ACHt, RMT
Current Job Title: CEO, InsideOut Wellness and Thermography Center, LLC; board-certified holistic nurse and Level III certified clinical thermographer.
What is the most rewarding part of your career? “Being a catalyst for change. As a holistic RN I promote patient empowerment and self-advocacy, which helps to facilitate their ‘health journeys.’”
What is one thing that your patients would be surprised to know about you? “Most of my patients do not know that this is my second profession. I have a degree in economics and was the first female that the US Treasury sent overseas to examine banking operations of US Banks with international branches.”
How do you relieve stress after a long work day? “As a holistic nurse, I have many modalities in my toolkit… meditation, yoga, Reiki, deep relaxation, etc. I like to find ways to nourish my body, mind, and spirit.”
Since the start of your career, what changes have you observed in the field? “Since the 1980s, nurses in general have become less hands-on and have more demands for their management skills. Today’s nurses are well-educated, very competent, and have chosen to be a health care provider as opposed to prior generations when professional opportunities for women were not abundant.”
Please see the Student & Alumni section of the Newsroom for more interviews with NECC nursing program graduates.