Jennifer Avery

A photo of Jennifer Avery

Associate Professor


355 Marshall


[email protected]


  • PhD, Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • MSN, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • BSN, Spanish minor, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV


  • Avery, J. S., Thomas, D., & Myshakivska, O. (2023). The effect of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) on psychological disress among older adults in Ukraine. BMC Geriatrics, 23(248). doi:10.1186/s12877-023-03906-1
  • Avery, J. S. (2019). Responding to feedback. In J. Perazzo & R. Topp (Eds.), Pain-free writing for nurses: A step-by-step approach (pp. 152-178). New York, NY: Springer. Available from:
  • Bekhet, A., & Avery, J. S. (2018). Resilience from the perspectives of caregivers of persons with dementia. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 32(1), 19-23. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2017.09.008  
  • Bull, M. J., Avery, J. S., Boaz, L., & Oswald, D. (2015). Psychometric properties of the Family Caregiver Delirium Knowledge Questionnaire. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 8(4), 198-207. doi:10.3928/19404921-20150409-01
  • Bull, M. J., Boaz, L., & Sjostedt, J. M. (2014). Family caregivers’ knowledge of delirium and preferred modalities for receipt of information. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 35(7), 744-758. doi:10.1177/0733464814535484
  • Bull, M. J., Boaz, L., & Sjostedt, J. M. (2013). Public health model identifies recruitment barriers among older adults with delirium and dementia. Public Health Nursing, 31(1), 79-87. doi:10.1111/phn.12075
  • Hjertstedt, J., Barnes, S. L., & Sjostedt, J. M. (2013). Investigating the impact of a community-based geriatric dentistry rotation on oral health literacy and oral hygiene of older adults. Gerodontology, 31(4), 296-307. doi:10.1111/ger.12038

Select Mentored Student Examples:

  • Curtis, M. (2021), DNP Scholarly Project Committee Member, Project: Preoperative Education in Lumbar Fusion Patients: Impact on Postoperative Disability Perception.
  • Wilson, K. L., Avery, J. S., & Slack, J. (2020). Nursing students’ perceptions and beliefs about immunizations. Nurse Education Today. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104491
  • Avery, J. S., Ryan, E., Thomas, D., & Myshakivska, O. (March 28, 2019). An analysis of anxiety in individuals with mild cognitive impairment in America and Ukraine. Midwest Nursing Research Society 43rd Annual Research Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • Diamond, I. (2019). Maria, Planned Parenthood, and how nursing chose me. Nursing2019, 49(1), 58-60. doi:10.1097/01.NURSE.0000549725.92068.df
  • Brinson, P. (2018). From patient to inspired caregiver. Nursing2019, 48(9), 64. doi:10.1097/01.NURSE.0000544210.85664.05
  • Schmidt, J., & Hoelzeman, R. (February 27, 2017). Breathing techniques for additional pain management in chronic low back pain sufferers. South University Nurse Practitioner Capstone Project, Novi, MI.