Professor of Nursing; Chair, Department of Nursing and Health
BSN, MN, PhD
Staff nurse in medical-surgical areas; drug study nurse for Veterans Health Service; over 30 years of experience in nursing higher education at USC, UCLA, University of Michigan, and University of Tennessee-Knoxville; registered nurse, certified nurse educator.
It’s the teacher’s responsibility to teach – that is, structure the environment so that learning can be facilitated; it the student’s responsibility to then learn.
CLARKE'S IMPACT ON JAN
I’m reminded every day of the importance of the undergraduate degree in starting life’s career path and the importance of the college experience for developing as a compassionate educated person.
JAN'S IMPACT ON STUDENTS
I hope that I influence students to: a.) consider the importance of context in people’s lives and their health/illness stage; b.) respect and support people’s individual autonomy for self-determination; and c.) advocate for people’s individual spiritual practices.
Movie – “Heaven Is for Real”
Book – Parker Palmer’s Let Your Life Speak
Quote – “The world still waits for the truth that will set us free – my truth, your truth, our truth – the truth that was seeded in the earth when each of us arrived here formed in the image of God. Cultivating that truth….is the authentic vocation of every human being.” Parker Palmer in Let Your Life Speak
Class in college – Nursing in the Social Order
Place traveled - Door County, Wisconsin
Hobby – Sudoku; spending time with family