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Jennifer Tavernier

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Jennifer Tavernier has served in a number of roles as a nurse educator in both the clinical and academic settings throughout her 18-year career. She served as a Clinical Nurse Educator in Orthopedics and Neurology where she implemented best practices to unique clinical settings. She has also served as an Associate Degree Nursing Instructor, where she has taught Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Acute Nursing 1 and 2, Chronic Nursing 1 and 2, Health Promotion, and Integrative Practicum in both online and brick and mortar platforms. In her role as a Nurse Educator, Dr. Tavernier has had responsibilities in assessment and evaluation, curriculum design and evaluation, and student recruitment and retention. At Walden University, Dr. Tavernier servers as a contributing faculty member in the MSN core curriculum courses. In her doctoral work, Dr. Tavernier studied opioid sparing pain management strategies for nurses and completed an Integrative Review, examining the use of evidence based clinical tools for enhancing nurse use of multimodal analgesia. Dr. Tavernier is currently engaged in research related to student retention strategies in nursing programs. Clinically, Dr. Tavernier has worked in Neurology, Orthopedics, and Trauma Nursing, and currently serves as Certified Nurse Case Manager where she works to ensure equitable health care delivery to special populations in her community.