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Dr. Rita Tadych, PhD, APRN-BC

Saint Louis University School of Nursing

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Saint Louis University School of Nursing

Saint Louis University School of Nursing



• Registered Nurse, Missouri
Document of Recognition, Missouri, Adult Psych/Mental Health CNS
• Psychologist & Health Service Provider, Missouri

Attend numerous continuing education conferences each year for state licensure and/or national certification requirements and enhancement of knowledge, understanding, and skills related to provision of services to individuals with mental health needs


Current - Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Professional Memberships:

American Nurses Association/Missouri Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
American Psychological Association

Professional Experience:
Time Span Rank/Title Institution/location Clinical Area

More than 40 years of uninterrupted career performance and professional experience in administrative, consultative, teaching, and service roles in a variety of practice entities and with various client populations with health and mental health care needs. Member of both nursing and psychology organizations.

Teaching (Nursing)

• Assistant Professor – Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO – 2003-present; teach in both BSN and Graduate nursing programs
Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Graduate Specialty – Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO – 2005-present; teach in both BSN and Graduate nursing programs
• Instructor, BSN program – University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Nursing, Columbia, MO - 1977-1990
• Curriculum Assistance to Faculty and Lead Instructor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Diploma program – St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, Racine, WI – 1976-1977
• Instructor, BSN program – Alverno College, Division of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI – 1971-1976
• Instructor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Diploma programs – Mental Health Center-North Division, Milwaukee, WI – 1970-1971

Administration (Nursing)

• Practice Administrator – Missouri State Board of Nursing, Jefferson City, MO – 1992 - 2003
Assistant Director for Discipline & Practice – Missouri State Board of Nursing, Jefferson City, MO – 1992

Scholarly Activities and Honors:

I. Presentations

Serve as speaker at meetings to discuss advanced practice & its statutes and regulations in Missouri when requested; yearly presenter at SLU SON Advanced Practice Nursing Conference

II. Honors and funded scholarly activities

01/01/2005 – 12/31/2008 Grant; 06/01/2005 – 12/31/2008 Principal Investigator for grant from the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation

2004. Research Assistant activities for Joanne C. Langan PhD, RN; Saint Louis University, School of Nursing.

III. Publications

Langan, J. C., Tadych, R. A., Kao, C. C., & Israel, H. (2009). Registered nurse incentives to return to practice in the United States. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15, 359-367.

Langan, J. C., Tadych, R. A., & Kao, C.C. (2007, January-February). Exploring incentives for RNs to return to practice: A partial solution to the nursing shortage. Journal of Professional Nursing. 23(1), 13-20.

McLaughlin, D. E., Freed, P. E., & Tadych, R. A. (2006). Action methods in the classroom: Creative strategies for nursing education. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 3 (1), Article 11. Retrieved from

Current Clinical Practice Activities
Time Span Job Title Institution/Location Clinical Area

2005 – 2009 Psychiatric Mental Health APN & Licensed Psychologist; 2005 – 2008 faculty practice on Sidney R. Baer Jr Foundation grant at a residential care facility (RCF) transitional housing facility in northern St. Louis, MO, and 2009 faculty practice also included their semi-independent apartment housing and assertive community treatment (ACT) apartment housing (Parent organization: St. Patrick Center)

1993 – 2003 Contract Licensed Psychologist services; individual, couple, and family psychotherapy; Family Counseling Center, Inc., 117 North Garth, Columbia, MO 65203.

2010 - present Contract Group Therapist; McCambridge Center, Columbia, MO


I. School of Nursing

2005 – 2010 Member, Administrative Council (AC)
2008 – Faculty Search Committee

II. University

2007 – present Board Member, Committee on Student Conduct

Expert Knowledge Areas

Education, Group Therapy, Recovery, Substance Use Disorders