Andrea Norberg, DNP, MS, RN

Executive Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center

Division of Entry to Baccalaureate Nursing

Newark Health Sciences

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Centers: François-Xavier Bagnoud Center

Andrea Norberg, DNP, MS, RN, is the executive director of the François Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB), and an adjunct assistant professor within the Rutgers School of Nursing. She is a passionate community health nursing executive with experiences spanning the continuum of health care—from hospital-based intensive and specialty care to post-acute primary care services, and unique experiences including health care management consulting.

Norberg started her nursing career working as a staff nurse in pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., then at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital in the pediatric intensive care unit. After completing a master’s degree in community health nursing, she began working as a community health nurse within the Monroe County Health Department in the Division of Maternal Child Health. There she provided nursing case management for teenagers enrolled in the Young Mother’s Program and children/families enrolled in the Infant and Child Health Assessment Program of New York State, which is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Drawing upon her pediatric intensive care experiences she also provided consultation to hospitals in the discharge planning of children with high technology homecare needs.

While working in the community, Norberg developed an interest in nursing leadership which inspired her to pursue  positions as the nurse manager of adolescent care services and then interim clinical chief of pediatrics at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital. She also became a clinical associate professor of nursing, providing mentoring experiences for students enrolled in the master’s in nursing leadership program. Several years later she became  a senior consultant and then manager within Ernst and Young’s (EY) health care consulting practice. There she worked with teams of consultants and hospital C-suite leaders throughout the United States in planning and implementing mergers and acquisitions. EY, recognized as one of the top four professional service organizations in the world, led many of these initiatives for which Norberg contributed her clinical, administrative and leadership expertise. She specifically helped with pre-merger business and financial modeling and post-merger implementation and integration within patient care services areas.

Norberg joined Rutgers University (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) as a manager in the Office of Planning and Administration within the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Reporting to the dean, she led medical school strategic planning efforts within the four mission areas of clinical practice, community health, education, and research. As an internal management consultant, she provided practice transformation coaching to improve quality and assisted with space master planning and clinical space redesign.

In 2002, Norberg transitioned to Rutgers School of Nursing, FXB Center where she has held multiple roles.  In 2008, she was appointed to executive director.  Currently she is also the principal investigator (PI) of the AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (AETC NCRC) the Northern NJ regional AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC)—a regional partner of the Northeast/Caribbean AETC—and the NJ Department of Health’s education and training of providers in HIV care initiative since 2010.

As executive director of the FXB Center, Norberg leads a center committed to improving the health of vulnerable groups such as women, children, racial/ethnic, and gender and sexual minorities affected by profound health disparities, including persons infected with HIV and children in NJ’s child welfare system. With grant funding from the HRSA, NIH, and the NJ DOH the FXB Center provides family-centered HIV care, nursing case management to children and families supported by  the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF)/Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P), continuing professional education, capacity building and research.

 In 2020, Norberg was appointed to also lead the Rutgers Community Health Center (RCHC).  RCHC provides a full range of primary care services to nearly 1,000 individuals living and working in Newark, NJ, and the surrounding area. It is one of the few nurse-led health centers in the U.S. Its mission is to promote health and well-being and provide patients with family-centered, high-quality, comprehensive, interprofessional primary health care in their community.  

Norberg earned her bachelor’s in nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo; a master’s in community health nursing from the University of Rochester; and a doctorate in nursing practice from Rutgers University.

Scholarship interests

Norberg became interested in practice transformation as the principal investigator of the HIV-Medical Homes National Resource Center (HIV-MHRC), a HRSA-HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA/HAB) funded cooperative agreement awarded from 2011-2014. In this role, she gained a deep understanding of transformational health care models and the patient-centered medical home. She is intrigued by the experiences of persons with HIV and their health care providers, with health care system structures, provider practices, care delivery, and programmatic processes that they find to impact engagement in primary health care both in the U.S. and globally.

Recent publications

Norberg, A., Nelson, J., Holly, C., Jewell, S., Salmond, S. (June 2019).  Experiences of HIV-infected adults and health care providers with health care delivery practices influencing engagement in US primary healthcare settings:  a qualitative systematic. The Joanna Briggs Institute of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 2019; 17(6):1154-1228. DOI: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003756

Norberg, A., Nelson, J., Holly, C., Jewell, S., Lieggi, M., Salmond, S. Experiences of HIV infected adults and health care providers with health care delivery practices influencing engagement in primary health care settings: a qualitative systematic review protocol. The Joanna Briggs Institute of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 2017; 15:2645–2650 doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003278

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