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  • Janet R.M. Cooper, PhD, RN, CHSE


    Associate Professor of Nursing

    Clinical Simulation Center Director




    • Phone: (601) 984-6205
    • Fax: (601) 984-6206
    • E-mail: jcooper@umc.edu
    • Office: Jackson campus


    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 11 years ago and has taught at the LPN, associate-degree and baccalaureate levels. Ten years ago, she took on the responsibility of coordinating the skills laboratory at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing, and in 2007, led the school in developing its Clinical Simulation Center. Since that time, she has worked to integrate simulation throughout the undergraduate nursing curriculum.

    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.

    Research overview

    Dr. Cooper also serves as the principle investigator for the "Health Literacy in the Midtown Community" study, which seeks to address health disparities in the community by focusing on the community's health literacy needs. The purpose of the project is to access the health literacy of the community participants and generate and test an integrated community education model in this medically underserved area.