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Associate Professor of Nursing
Clinical Simulation Center Director
Dr. Jan Cooper has experience in adult-health nursing, pediatric nursing, childbirth education and operating-room nursing. After practicing in varied hospital, clinic and office settings, she began her teaching career in 1999 and has taught at the LPN, associate-degree and baccalaureate levels. In 2000, she took on the responsibility of coordinating the skills laboratory at the University of Mississippi School of Nursing, and in 2007, led the school in developing its Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. Since that time, she has worked to integrate simulation throughout the undergraduate nursing curriculum. She is recognized by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH) as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE).An invited speaker at local, state, national and international conferences, she speaks on topics such as bullying in nursing education, generational diversity and simulation in nursing education.
Dr. Cooper’s research interests focus on bullying in nursing education and simulation in nursing education. Her Bullying in Nursing Education Questionnaire (BNEQ), developed in 2007, is used in nursing research studies nationally and internationally. Her contributions to simulation in nursing education have been published in journal articles nationally and disseminated at international presentations.
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