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About Jenny Alderden

Dr. Jenny G. Alderden joined Boise State University in 2017 and is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Nursing. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Utah’s College of Nursing, focusing on pressure-injury risk among critical-care patients, and has a Master of Nursing from the University of Washington as an advanced practice specialist. Dr. Alderden is a certified as both a critical care nurse specialist and a critical care registered nurse.


2018 Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of Nursing
Present Faculty Member, Boise State University 2017 New Faculty
June 20092018 Critical Care Nurse Specialist, St. Luke's Medical Center
September 2009January 2011 Clinical Instructor/Adjunct Faculty, Boise State University Department of Nursing
May 2007May 2009 Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse, Harrison Medical Center ‐ Critical Care Unit


Honors and Awards

  • 2001 - Student Nurses Association Professionalism Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2003 - Junior Nurse Corps Service Award, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • 2004 - Junior Nurse Corps Council Volunteerism Award, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps
  • 2005 - Navy Achievement Medal
  • 2006 - Outstanding Preceptor Award, Naval Hospital Okinawa
  • 2007 - Navy Achievement Medal
  • 2008 - Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, 446 Aeromedical Staging Squadron, U.S. Air Force Reserve
  • 2013-2015 - Patricia Archbold Scholar, Harford Foundation


2017 Ph.D., University of Utah ‐ College of Nursing
March 2009 Master of Nursing, Advanced Practice Specialist, University of Washington
December 2001 B.S. - Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago

Articles (3)

Contributions to Books (1)

Presentations (4)