Jennifer Thomas, PhD, MSN, RN

Clinical Instructor of Nursing

  • Biography

Biography

Jennifer Thomas is a registered nurse with over 19 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.

Education

Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing

Washington State University, Spokane, WA

June 2018 –December 2020

Dissertation: Understanding the Lived Experiences of Highly Mobile Military Adolescents and Their Search for Identity

Masters of Science in Nursing

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

May 2011 – June 2012

Concentration: Education

Practicum Concentration: Professional Development, Elder Abuse

Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Colorado Technical University, Pueblo, CO

January 2007 – June 2009

Associates of Applied Science in Nursing

Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ

January 2002 – December 2003

Teaching Areas

Research, Policy, Leadership

Scholarly Interests

Adolescents, Military, Interpretive Phenomenology, Leadership

Publications

Thomas, J., Smart, D., Severtsen, B., & Haberman, M. (2020). The lived experiences of highly mobile military adolescents in search of their identity: An interpretive phenomenological study. Journal of Adolescent Research. (In Press)

Thomas, J. & Baumann, S. (2020). The loss of a parent to suicide in military families. Nursing Science Quarterly, 33(4), 339-345.

Thomas, J. S. (2018). Servant leadership. In Grand Canyon University (Ed), Nursing leadership & management: Leading and serving. Phoenix, AZ: Grand Canyon University.

Thomas, J. S. (2018). Organizational culture and values. In Grand Canyon University (Ed), Nursing leadership & management: Leading and serving. Phoenix, AZ: Grand Canyon University.

Thomas, J. S. (2018). Professional development in nursing. In Grand Canyon University.

Presentations

Thomas, J. & Smart, D. Military adolescents’ search for identity. TriService Nursing Research Program’s Dissemination Conference, Poster Presentation, San Antonio, TX, April 2020.

Berry, S., Thomas, J., & Fritz, R. L. Qualitative rigor in applied research for technology development. 2020 Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Podium Presentation, Portland, OR, April 2020.

Postma, J., Marko, T., Thomas, J., Suarez, M., Todorova, E., Grubbs, M., Walden, V., & Butterfield, P. Content analysis of health-related tweets during wildfires. 2020 Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Poster Presentation, Portland, OR, April 2020.

Thomas, J. & Smart, D. The lived experiences of highly mobile military adolescents and their search for identity. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 45th Biennial Convention, Poster Presentation, Washington D.C., November 2019.

Professional Awards

2020 WSU Graduate & Professional Student Association Dissertation Scholarship

2020 Hansen Scholarship Award

2019 Hansen Scholarship Award

2018 National Military Family Association Scholarship