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Janice M. Thompson
AS, Pace University; BSN, Mount Saint Mary College; MSN, Western Connecticut State University; MSN, Quinnipiac University; PhD, Adelphi University
I am currently a Professor of Nursing at Quinnipiac University for the past 18 years. Throughout these years, I have taught care of the adult, pediatrics, community health, and nursing theories. I teach in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. I am also an Adult Nurse Practitioner working in the specialty area of gerontology and hospice. I truly enjoy working with my patients as co-partners in care. I have led several nursing delegations to Leon, Nicaragua where nursing students had the wonderful opportunity to learn and experience third world country nursing. Nursing is one of the most respected and demanding professions in the 21st century. As a holistic educator, my vision is to promote continued excellence in education, research, and holistic nursing practice. It is important for me to get to know my students and help each nursing student achieve their academic and professional goals!
Pace University, Pleasantville, NY AssociateDegree in Nursing Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, NY Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Western Connecticut State University, CT Master Degree in Nursing (Nursing Education) Adelphi University, Garden City, NY Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT Master's Degree in Nuring (Adult Nurse Practitioner) *Certificate in Holistic Nursing from the Seeds & Bridges Center for Holistic Nursing Education, Amherst, Massachusetts
Significant Administrative Duties
2005-2008 Chair, Department of Nursing 2002-2005 Director, Undergraduate Nursing Program 2000-2002 Clinical Coordinator 2000-2006 President of Quinnipiac Nursing Honor Society that led to the initial development and acceptance for our Honor Society to become an approved chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
"Factors Related to Academic Success in At-risk Senior Nursing Students" International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, "Heart Palpitations:Physical & Psychological Etiologies; Journal of Nurse Practitioner, "An Icebreaker to Introduce Nursing Theory" Nurse Educator, "Pediatric Assessment in the Home" Home HealthCare Nurse
Honors & Awards
Connecticut 2008 Health and Education Grant Initiatives Program 2006-2007 AACN Leadership Fellow Chapter Leader Award - Sigma Theta Tau Newsletter Award from Sigma Theta Tau Recipient of the Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence
1)Retention Strategies for High Risk Nursing Students 2)Health Promotion & Health Prevention 3)Patient Advocacy 4)Success strategies for Passing Certification Examinations
During my last 30 years in nursing, I have worked as a Head Nurse in the VA Medical Center, Asst Head Nurse on medical surgical units & a cardiac telemetry unit, staff nurse in pediatrics, pediatric ICU, newborn ICU and community health nursing. Currently, I teach in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Iam the coordinator for the ATI program that helps prepare senior nursing students for the NCLEX exam. As an Adult Nurse Practitioner, I have worked in primary care and currently work in the specialty areas of adult medicine and gerontology.
Health Assessment Health Assessment Lab Primary Care Health Promotion and Advocacy NCLEX Preparation Lab
Work In Progress
Currently, I am writing a health assessment textbook "Essential Health Assessment." This textbook will share information about the essential techniques needed for physical assessment using a step by step approach for both undergraduate, graduate, and practicing health care professionals.
“Factors Related to Academic Success in At-risk Senior Nursing Students” International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, (Spring 2008) “Heart Palpitations: Physical and Psychological Etiologies” Journal of Nurse Practitioner, February 2006 “An Icebreaker to Introduce Nursing Theory” Nurse Educator (January 2001). “Pediatric Assessments in the Home” Home Healthcare Nurse, November/December 2000 “Pediatric Assessments in the Home” Home Healthcare Nurse (CEU) November/December 2000
Preceptor for Graduate Nursing Students
Preceptor for Graduate Nursing Students Fall Semester (2008) University of Hartford, Hartford, CT. Fall Semester (2006) University of Hartford, Hartford, CT. Spring Semester (2001) Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. Spring Semester (2000) Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. Spring Semester (1998) Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. Spring Semester (1997) Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.
Selected Workshops & Presentations
Connecticut CT APRNs Conference, “The Alcoholic-Reward and Challenges in Practice,” Podium Presentation Tau Rho Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Collaborative Research Day. Poster presentation “Heart Palpitations: Physical and Psychological Etiologies.” Tau Rho Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Collaborative Research Day. Health Care and Primary Care in Nicaragua, Poster Presentation. 16th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators in Practice Settings and School of Nursing. Poster Presentation, “Student Nurses Journey to Nicaragua: Alternative Clinical Experience for Nursing Students.” Centennial AHEC 15th Annual Nurse Educator Conference, Greeley, Colorado. “The Effect of the Preceptor-Student Relationship on Clinical Learning.” “Clinical Coaching/Preceptorships” AACN Conference, Orlando, Florida (peer reviewed) “The Preceptorship Model for Baccalaureate Students,” (Poster Presentation). 10th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators in Practice Settings and Schools of Nursing. Nursing Education 2000 Conference, poster presentations: 1) Research Presentation, 2) Clinical Learning Evaluation Method.(CLEM TOOL) Founders Research Day, Sponsored by the Mu Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Fairfield, University. 7th Annual Research Day (Peer Reviewed. Sponsored by the Connecticut Chapters of Sigma Theta Tau, International. South Central Connecticut Chapter of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (Peer Reviewed). “The Lived Experience of the Staff Nurse Relating to the Student Nurse During the Clinical Learning Experience”, Hospital of Saint Raphael Nurse’s Research Day, New Haven, CT CEU Courses Developed Thompson, J. Pediatric Assessment in the Home: Five contact Hours approved by and provided by the Connecticut Nurses Association. This course offered home care nurses the opportunity to expand, renew, and acquire new knowledge to provide comprehensive and competent care for children in their homes and communities. Course content included: Home Risk Assessment, Failure to thrive, Cystic fibrosis, Child With Asthma, Lead Poisoning, Child with HIV. Review of Pharmacology for Diagnostic Imaging Technicians. Grants Connecticut Health and Education Initiatives Program Research Co-Investigator with McGann, E. “Factors Related to Academic Success in At-Risk Nursing Students.” Thompson, J. The Lived Experience of the Staff Nurse Relating to the Student Nurse in the Clinical Setting
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
President, Tau Rho Chapter, Quinnipiac University (2011 – 2013) International Nurse Leader Reviewer, Sigma Theta Tau (7/2011 – present) Sigma Theta Tau International – Regional Membership Involvement Member (2010-current) Tau Rho Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Graduate Faculty Counselor (2010-2012) Quinnipiac Nursing Honor Society – President (2002-2005) initiated and met chapter’s criteria to become the Tau Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (2005). Mu Chi Chapter, Fairfield University – President (2000 -2002) Mu Chi Chapter, Fairfield University, President Elect (1998-2000)