Jodi Erickson, PhD, RN, CNL

Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • Biography


Jodi has worked with the senior citizen population for two and a half decades in a variety of positions.  When she became a nurse in 2011, she realized that people did not die in a way that they desired.  She earned her PhD at Villanova University and her dissertation focused on end-of-life decision making.


BA Linguistics, University of Washington

MSN Nursing, Pacific Lutheran University

PhD Nursing Education, Villanova University

Teaching Areas

Professional Foundations I, Leadership, NCLEX Synthesis

Scholarly Interests

End of Life Decision Making

Qualitative Research

Current Practice

RN Hospital Supervisor at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital


“Bedside Nurse Involvement in End-of-Life Decision Making: A Brief Review of the Literature”

Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, Volume 32, Issue 2, March/April 2013

Erickson, J. (2020).  Horizontal leadership. In King, CR & Gerard, SO Clinical Nurse Leader: Certification Review 3rd ed.  New York:  Springer


Erickson, J. (2019). How older adults understand the meaning of allow natural death: A qualitative study.  Poster presentation at Western Institute of Nursing 2019 Research Conference, San Diego, CA.