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Jennifer Avery

Assistant Professor

Jannifer Avery 318M Porter Bldg

734.487.7676

javery10@emich.edu

Education

Ph.D., Nursing – Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

M.S.N., Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

B.S.N., Spanish minor – West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV

Teaching Interests

  • Gerontological nursing
  • Essentials of professional nursing practice
  • Nursing research and involvement of students in research
  • Health promotion across the lifespan
  • Mentoring of nursing students and across disciplines 

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Publications

  • 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. 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. doi:10.1111/ger.12038

Presentations

  • Avery, J. S., & Washington, V. (November 16, 2018). Measuring uncertainty-related stress in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Submitted to: Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.
  • Avery, J. S. (March 18, 2016). Informed consent for adults with mild cognitive impairment: Recommendations for practice and research. Midwest Nursing Research Society 40th Annual Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Avery, J. S., Bull, M., Franczak, M, Topp, R., & Oswald, D. (April 18, 2015). Relationships among uncertainty, coping, and psychological distress in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Midwest Nursing Research Society 39th Annual Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Boaz, L., Bull, M. J., & Sjostedt, J. M. (April 17, 2015). Using vignettes to teach family caregivers about delirium. Midwest Nursing Research Society 39th Annual Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Frenn, M., Kotchen, J., McMahon, J., Kaugars, A., Snethan, J., Garcia, J., Mu, Q., Sjostedt, J., . . . Nosaven, N. (April 16-19, 2015). Mechanisms for reducing child body fat and body mass percentile differ: Parent and child antecedents. Midwest Nursing Research Society 39th Annual Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN. 

Additional Information

Mentored Student Works

  • Wilson, K., & Avery, J. S. (July 19-23, 2018). Rising Star Award Presentation: Nursing students' perceptions and beliefs regarding vaccinations. Sigma Theta Tau 29th International Nursing Research Congress, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dixon, M., & Avery, J. S. (March 23, 2018). Physician-assisted suicide. 38th Annual Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Symposium, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Lahoten, J., & Avery, J. S. (March 23, 2018). Dementia: Recognizing different types and education in psychology. 38th Annual Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Symposium, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Lahoten, J., & Avery, J. S. (April 8, 2017). Well-being, uncertainty, and coping among older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Midwest Nursing Research Society 41th Annual Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Compton, A., & Avery, J. S. (March 31, 2017). Literature review: Nursing and health literacy. 37th Annual Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Symposium, Ypsilanti, MI

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