Jacksonville University is saddened to learn of the death of a beloved, retired nursing faculty member, Julia Ann Andrae. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 12, in the DuPont Auditorium at Baptist Medical Center in downtown Jacksonville.
Ms. Andrae was a native of Jacksonville. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeast Missouri State in Kirksville, Mo., and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in Austin. She moved back to Jacksonville in 1985 with the goal of teaching in the new School of Nursing at Jacksonville University. She accomplished this goal and taught for more than 20 years before retiring in November 2010.
School of Nursing Administrators and faculty remember Julia Ann as a fantastic trainer, preceptor and mentor. She inspired her family as well – her son Erick is a BSN graduate of JU’s nursing program.
Watch a JU Retirement Video for Ms. Andrae below:
Clinical Assistant Professor Amber Santos, Director of the Undergraduate Programs, explains “She was an inspiration and played a pivotal role in my decision to become a pediatric nurse. I am blessed to say she was my college professor, my colleague in the NICU at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, and my friend.”
“Julia Ann was the Educator for Wolfson Children’s Hospital prior to coming to JU,” added Dr. Jeane Richards, Associate Professor of Nursing. “She taught fundamentals, pediatric and OB courses and created the Neonatal Intensive Care elective. She was engaged with the students – working with the Student Nurses Association as the faculty liaison for many years.”
Please see a full obituary on Ms. Andrae here.