Jan Eckhart

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

I am a seasoned educator with experiences in graduate and undergraduate nursing and health sciences. Areas of educational expertise include advanced patho-physiology, nursing research & ethics, leadership, spiritual/cultural nursing and courses/program development/evaluation. Graduate teaching experiences with clinical nurse specialist, educator, MSN/MBA tracts, the development of a family nurse practitioner tract; preceptor/mentor for doctoral students clinical and capstone projects. Undergraduate teaching experiences include traditional nursing entry to practice and RN to BSN programs. . I established a Post Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency Programs and coordinated CCNE accreditation efforts for the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Residency Programs. I am a strong ED nursing leader with experiences in variety of settings from community to academic medical centers; serving both adult and pediatric patient populations. I have extensive experience is establishing strong community partnerships, promoting health care promotion, injury prevent, prehospital services, customer service/service recovery, and disaster management. I am active member of Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), NOVA, Sigma Theta Tau, and NLN. My strengths include promoting a Center of Excellence in Emergency Services with focus on standards of care, staff satisfaction, patient satisfaction, financial best practices, promoting of community partnerships through injury prevention & health promotion programs. Facilitating team success to achieve departmental, organizational, and community strategic initiatives in a timely fashion is a finite balance between academia and practice expertise. I am a Nurse Emeritus with Chapter 196, Iowa City, IA VA Healthcare System. She was RN III and Director of Nurse Residency Programs for James H. Quillan VA Medical Center.

Courses Taught

Nursing 5050 - Evidence Based Practice

Nursing 6050 - Health Policy & Advocacy

NURS 6341 - Practicum-Specialty

NURS 6351 - Practicum-Role of the nurse educator

NURS 6061 - Transforming Nsg & HC

Nurs 6054 - Essentials of EBP

Nurs 6050 - Policy & advocacy


EdD, Nova Southeastern University

MSN, CSU-Long Beach

BSN, CSU-Fullerton

AAS, Saddleback Community College