Current Position is Director of Nursing Research and Professional Practice at Parkview Health System. This role includes accountability for professional practice and research development for 9 hospital system. Responsibilities include oversight of policy and procedures, mentor clinical nurse specialists, advancing nursing practice and ongoing development of research and evidence based practice. Jan is also part time faculty at IU School of Nursing Graduate Program.
Jan has been a nurse for 34 years in various roles related to Critical Care and Trauma and worked as a CNS over 20 years primarily focused on implementation of research and evidence based practices to improve patient outcomes. Jan received her BSN, MSN and PhD all from Indiana University School of Nursing. She has conducted many research studies related to nursing practice with a primary focus on improving patient outcomes through the advancement of nursing practice. Primary focus areas related to pulmonary, trauma, pressure injuries and nutrition. Jan is passionate in inspiring nurses to own their practice with an emphasis on the implementation of evidence based practices. She has published over 60 journal articles and book chapters and has given numerous presentations related to a wide variety of areas within nursing practice.