MSN (Adult Health with minor in Nursing Education),
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
BSN (Nursing), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Jane joined the full time faculty at Belmont University School of Nursing in 1987. She currently teaches Pathophysiology and assists in Introduction to Nursing labs. Over the course of her career at Belmont, she has taught in almost every course offered in the nursing curriculum. She served as Director of Undergraduate Nursing Studies from 1998 to 2009 and currently holds the rank of Associate Professor, tenured.
A personal note from Jane. . . .
My interest in nursing began when I was a young child. My father was a surgeon and I loved watching him perform operations and then following him on rounds. I also really liked observing the nursing caps of the various RNs, each cap representing a specific school of nursing! Although for various reasons, nurses no longer wear caps, it is an image that lingers with me.
While I was working as a staff nurse on medical-surgical floors, I enjoyed working with students from various nursing schools who were doing their clinicals. I realized I had a gift for teaching so I returned to graduated school for my MSN and have been teaching ever since.
I am passionate about teaching and about nursing so I feel very fortunate to have a career that combines both. I feel blessed that I can teach at Belmont University where students take their career choice seriously and where the faculty are dedicated to the education and the well-being of the students.