Catherine Tredway, MBA, MSN, BA, RN

  • Clinical Instructor
  • Program Director RN-BSN Completion Degree
  • Quad Cities Regional Campus

Catherine (Kate) Tredway teaches in and administers the UIC RN-BSN Completion Degree Program. Administrative functions are those typical of any manager or program director, organizing, planning, directing, budgeting, and quality control, with heavy emphasis on being a public advocate for seamless progression of nursing education for students, and on providing mentoring into the online teaching role for instructors.

For the RN-BSN Completion Degree, Kate teaches and develops course content in areas such as community health and population focused nursing; nursing and health care administration; nursing roles; caring; understanding and articulating nursing and its purpose; nursing informatics; nursing research and evidence based practice; and advancing nursing education, especially moving ADN on to BSN and above.

Current Area of Teaching

Concepts and Processes in Contemporary Nursing, Concepts and Processes in Population focused Nursing, Nursing Leadership and Management; Issues in Nursing; Caring in Professional Nursing

Selected Honors & Awards
  • UIC Silver Circle Award (x 3)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award ( x11)
  • UIC CON Quad Cities Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Blackhawk Community College Distinguished Nurse Alumni Award
  • 2014 PNL Pinnacle Leader
  • UIC RN-BSN Online Baccalaureate Degree ranked 2th in nation by 2015 US News and World Report.
  • UIC RN-BSN Online Baccalaureate Degree ranked 1st in nation for student engagement by 2015 US News and World Report
Selected Publications

Anderson, G., Tredway, C. & Calice, C. (2014). A longitudinal study of nursing students' perceptions of quality online course design. Journal of Integrative Learning Research, 26(1).

Anderson, G. & Tredway, C. (2009). Transforming the nursing curriculum to promote critical thinking online. Journal of Nursing Education, 48(2), 111-115.

Anderson, MA. & Tredway, C.A. (1999). Communication: An outcome of case management. Nursing Case Management, 4(3), 104-111.

Current Research

Further investigation of Merrill's First Principles of Instructional Design and the impact on quality of online course delivery.