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Jenny Johnsonius

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program B.S. Nursing (BSN)

Jenny Ross Johnsonius received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in June,1997. She has an earned BSN, MSN, and PhD. She is licensed in the state of Tennessee as a Registered Nurse. She has practiced nursing in a clinical setting for 44 years,

taught nursing in a higher education setting for 23 years, and was a nurse consultant 6 years for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. Since August, 2018, she has served as an

adjunct faculty member in the RN/BSN program at Walden University. She has publications and presentations on “Hassles and Lifestyle Behaviors of Rural Single-Parent Women. “Using non-traditional methodology, she was responsible for collaborating in the design of the LPN/RN Fast Track Program in Tipton County, Tennessee. Key components of this program

included the: (1) utilization of articulation agreements for advanced placement in the curriculum sequence; (2) incorporation of opportunities for students to acquire and practice expanded nursing skills; and (3) integration of opportunities for the student to develop critical thinking skills needed for entry level positions as Registered Nurses. She held memberships in:1) The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi; 2)

Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Epsilon Chapter; and 3) Tennessee Board of Nursing, Certificate of Fitness, certified to prescribe and/or issue noncontrolled legal drugs, Certified Primary Care Advisory Board. She is a Henry County, Tennessee, CASA volunteer.


PhD, University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences - Memphis, TN United States

Public Service

Court Appointed Special Advocate, Member - Paris, TN United States

Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Committee Member - Paris, TN United States


Johnsonius, J. (1995). Lived Experiences that reflect embodied themes of chronic sorrow: A Phenomenological Pilot Study. Journal of Nursing Science.


Johnsonius, J. (2016). Psychotropic Medication Management for Children and Adolescents. Department of Children's Services.