College of Nursing
Jane Garvin received her PhD in Nursing at Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia and later Augusta University) in August 2012. Dr. Garvin began teaching as a contributing faculty member in the PhD program in the College of Nursing at Walden University in 2021. She began her specialty education in critical care at the University of Virginia earning the MSN in August 1989. After completing her post-MSN education for the family nurse practitioner at the University of Florida in December 1992, she earned certification from the American Nurses Certification Corporation. She holds RN and APRN/ARNP licenses in multiple states. Her academic career began at the University of Florida in May 1990. She has extensive experience teaching across all levels of nursing education. Dr. Garvin researches chronic conditions with a focus on reducing obesity, managing weight, and preventing the transfer of obesity from one generation to the next. She has a range of research from qualitative and quantitative methods and from community-based participatory settings to big data analyses. Findings from her research are published in a number of professional conference abstracts and peer-reviewed journals. She has a long record of membership and service to local, regional, and international nursing organizations.