Jennifer Thomas, PhD, MSN, RN

ABSN Coordinator and Assistant Professor

Office Location:Ramstad Hall - Room 313

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • PhD, Nursing , Washington State University, 2020
  • MSN, Nursing, Walden University, 2012
  • BSN, Nursing, Colorado Technical University, 2009
  • AS, Nursing, Brookdale Community College , 2003
  • LPN, Nursing , Monmouth County Vocational School , 2002

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Research
  • Policy
  • Leadership

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • TriService Nursing Research Program’s Dissemination Conference, Military adolescents’ search for identity, San Antonio, TX (April 2020)
  • Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Qualitative rigor in applied research for technology development, Portland, OR (April 2020)
  • Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Content analysis of health-related tweets during wildfires., Portland, OR (April 2020)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 45th Biennial Convention, The lived experiences of highly mobile military adolescents and their search for identity, Washington, DC (November 2019)


  • 2020 WSU Graduate & Professional Student Association Dissertation Scholarship
  • 2020 Hansen Scholarship Award
  • 2019 Hansen Scholarship Award
  • 2018 National Military Family Association Scholarship


Jennifer Thomas is a registered nurse with over 20 years of nursing experience that spans across many clinical and academic settings throughout the US. As a military spouse, she is passionate about the support that dependents receive and has taken part in research and advocacy within her community.  She is a servant leader and strives to provide optimal learning experiences to her students.

Scholarly Interests

  • Adolescents
  • Military
  • Interpretive Phenomenology
  • Leadership