Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD
Adult Health Nursing

  • PhD Michigan State University 1986
  • BA Hope College 1982

Research and Areas of Interest
  • Pharmacotherapeutics and Infectious Disease
  • Alternative Medicines and Their Impact on Health and Disease
  • Effective Use of High-Fidelity Patient Simulation in Teaching

Courses Taught


  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology


  • Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Physio-pathology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Foundation

Other Activities
  • Presentations to elementary schools dealing with the human body, disease, smoking and drug abstinence. Presentations to elementary schools dealing with Africa, the rainforest, South and Central America.
  • Presentations to community groups on drug interactions, polypharmacy and safe drug use.