University of Washington Bothell
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
To encourage students to critically explore and refine how various theoretical frameworks reflect and articulate the realities of their own professional and personal experiences.
BCUSP 117 Arts and Healthcare (Also as BHLTH 497)
BNURS 350 Critical Thinking in Nursing
BNURS 409 Community Health Nursing - Focus on substance use
BNURS 410 Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing
BNURS 507 Advanced Roles in Nursing Practice
BNURS 508 Ethics and Aesthetics
BNURS 520 Nursing Research I
BHLTH 497 Alcoholism in U.S. Films
BEDUC 423 Health, Fitness, and Issues of Abuse
The use of the arts in healthcare; autoethnography and the visual arts.
Global Professional Activities
Visiting Professor, Psychology, LCC International College, Klaipeda, Lithuania, May, 2006
Workshop Leader, A.P.P.L.E. (American Professional Parenting with Lithuanian Education), Preventing and Addressing Problematic Alcohol use in school children, Lithuania, July 2004
Honors, Awards and Grants
UWB Distinguished Teacher Award, 2001
Huckabay Teaching Fellowship Mentor, UW, 2001-2002
International Nurses Society on Addictions research grant, 2001
Worthington Scholarship Award, 2000 - 01, 2005 - 06
UWB Undergraduate Student Research Grant, 2005 - 06
International Nurses Society on Addiction, Additictions Nursing, and the Arts Grant award "The use of the arts in recovery"
Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Undergraduate Curriculum Development Institute: The Educated Citizen and Public Health, in Crystal City, VA
PhD, Nursing Science, University of Washington, Seattle
MA, Theology, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, California 1990
MSN, Perinatal Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
BSN, University of San Francisco
1. Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles
2. U. S. Army Nurse Corps
3. Seattle King County Public Health
4. Providence Childrens Center, Everett, WA
5. L.A. School District
Certification in Addictions Nursing, since 1994
Public Health Department of Seattle-King County
Providence Medical Center, Everett - Program for children of mothers with addictions
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Pediatric Nurse Specialist
Neonatal intensive care, school nursing, developmental disabilities nursing
US Army Nurse Corps, 1973-1976
Selected Publications and Presentations
"Factors influencying registered nurses' promotion of social justice for the seriously mentally ill in Washington state hospitals, mid 20th century." Madness, citizenship and social justice - A human rights conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 13, 2008.
Teramoto, T., Hirose, T., Kovalesky, A., Kang, R., Sawada, K., and &Usui, M. (2006). Public Health support system for low birth weight infants in the state of Washington, USA. Japanese Journal of Child Nursing, 29(6), 781-783. (Article in Japanese)
Kovalesky, A. (2005). Correctional facilities as clinical placement sites for registered nurses in undergraduate programs. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 11(2), 125-135.
Teramoto, T., Hirose, T., Kovalesky, A., Kang, R., & Barnard, K. (2005). Parenting support systems for premature infants in the U.S.: An investigation in the states of Washington and Colorado. Perinatal Medicine , (Japan), 35(75), 997-1000. (article in Japanese.)
Kovalesky, A. (2005). Poster, A Graduate-Level Aesthetics Course for Nurses, Society for the Arts in Healthcare Annual Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.
Kovalesky A. 2004. Women and substance abuse. Nursing Clinics of North America, 39(1), 205 - 217
Kovalesky A & Williams W. 2003. Feature films with alcohol concerns identified by upper-division college students. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 14(2), 91-6.
Kovalesky A. 2003. Assisting faith communities in addressing alcohol and drug abuse concerns of their members and local community. Health Ministries Association annual national conference, Valley Forge, PA.
Kovalesky A. 2001. Factors affecting mother-child visiting identified by women with histories of substance abuse and child custody loss. Child Welfare, LXXX(6), 749-768.
Kovalesky A & Flagler S. 1997. Child placement issues of women with addictions. JOGNN, 26(5), 585-592.