Get to Know Your Fellow A&P Colleagues – Therese Ditto

Get to Know Your Fellow A&P Colleagues – Therese Ditto

The Administrative & Professional Collaborative (APC) is the representative voice for the Administrative & Professional employees of FSCJ. In an effort to build cohesiveness, awareness and collegiality, each month we put a “spotlight” on one of our members.

February’s Administrative and Professional Collaborative (APC) Spotlight shines on Therese Ditto, dean of nursing at North Campus, where she oversees the day-to-day operations, faculty and staff of the College’s nursing programs. Born in Key West and raised in Alton, Illinois, Therese started in the health care field as a home health aide. She then became a licensed practical nurse and worked for seven years before earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). Therese also served as a medical-surgical nurse for 10 years and a trauma/emergency room nurse for five years. Since 1986, she has been in nursing education, teaching Medical-Surgical, Fundamentals, Obstetrics and Pediatric Nursing.

Therese’s B.S.N. and Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) were completed at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Illinois, and she earned her PhD in Nursing Education from Capella University in April 2014.

She enjoys teaching and guiding nursing students to what she believes is the most rewarding career they will ever have.

Our spotlight shines on each campus/center at least once a year.  Nominations for the spotlight may be directed to your campus representative or any officer.  Learn more about APC on our website,