Faculty and Staff
Monique Ridosh, MSN, RN
Director, RN-BSN Program
Office #: Building 125, Room 4533, HSD
Enrolled in PhD Program University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, expected graduation 2013
MSN Nursing University of Phoenix, Online 2006
BSN Nursing University of Miami, Miami, FL 1995
Clinical professional experience has influenced Mrs. Ridosh’s research interest in understanding experiences of families with children with chronic conditions. Her experience included nurse case management of a foster care program for medically complex children in Miami, FL. During this time she was a member of a statewide committee for curriculum revision of a medical foster parent training program of which she became a trainer. She was responsible for training families to care for children who needed complex care to include tracheotomy care, cancer treatment, immunosuppression treatment for multiple organ transplantation, asthma, and diabetes. She trained foster and when reunification was possible biological families to care for their own children and advocated for them in court. She acted as a liaison for all medical care as well as worked in a pediatric intensive care unit setting. Her role ensured safety and quality of care for vulnerable children, who were wards of the state. Often her role included advocating for these children for services through Children's Medical Services and Medicaid. Mrs. Ridosh's research interests include parent depression and family quality of life. Her research to date relates to understanding factors related to adaptation. Mrs. Ridosh expects to earn her PhD in the next year when she will contribute to the work of quality care for families with children with chronic conditions.
Monique Ridosh is Director of RN to BSN Program and Instructor in the Niehoff School of Nursing. After years of teaching traditional undergraduate students she now is responsible for teaching in the online courses and program development of the RN to BSN track. Her work in curriculum design and development in the online environment includes consulting with faculty and administration to ensure elements of core and major university requirements are met. She works directly with faculty to ensure curriculum is well designed for program learning outcomes to include quality and safety competencies. She has been a nurse for 17 years and has a clinical expertise focus in pediatric nursing. In 2007, she joined the academic arena in the role of clinical placement coordinator at the time of IBHE funding to expand the ABSN nursing program at Loyola University Chicago. She has since developed herself as an expert certified online educator at Loyola University Chicago.
Her expertise is now utilized in a University-Wide Online Advisory Committee to develop the plan of the university on online initiatives. Her leadership skills have been utilized in the School of Nursing Executive Committee and now the Loyola University Medical Center Nurse Executive Council. She serves on an Academic-Service Partnership Advisory Committee for Trinity Health System.