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Jean Blank

Jean Blank

Of her almost forty-year tenure as a nurse, Jean has spent the majority of her career in nursing education, primarily in the clinical setting. She has expert clinical knowledge and experience in teaching undergraduate students.

Contact Information
Email: jean.blank@belmont.edu
Phone: 615-460-6298

Education
MSN (Nursing Administration), University of Alabama, Huntsville
BSN (Nursing), University of Alabama, Birmingham

Responsibilities
Jean has extensive practice experience in the field of Adult Health nursing, with early experiences in oncology and critical care.  For eleven years, she has had responsibility as the course coordinator for undergraduate Adult Health Nursing I.  She teaches in a variety adult health clinical settings, laboratory and classroom.  Her service to the SON is as a member of the Evaluation committee, conceptual framework and simulation task force groups and leading a test analysis group.

Interests
Jean collaborated on a Tennessee Center for Nursing Robert Wood Johnson-Partners in Nursing Grant to develop a pilot to recruit and train expert clinical nurses to become qualified clinical teaching associates.  Jean has an interest in assessing learning outcomes through item writing and test analysis. Utilizing simulation experiences in nursing education to it’s full potential is a current goal.  She is a volunteer nurse at Siloam Family Health, an organization serving a resource-poor population in the local area.

Personal Note
Jean has found that nursing provides the opportunity to use the heart, mind and spirit to their greatest potentials. She has found it to be a quite profound experience to be an observer and participant in the changes that have occurred in nursing education.  She reflects that being present at bedside with a patient and student has provided a surprising portal to encounter God in the extraordinariness of nursing practice.

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