About Jan M. Nick, PhD

Dr Nick, PhD, RNC-OB, CNE, ANEF, FAAN is professor in the School of Nursing, holds advanced certification in In-patient Obstetrics and in Nursing Education, and was admitted as a fellow to three Academies: NLN Nursing Education by the NLN, the Japanese Academy of Nursing, and the American Academy of Nursing.  In the academic role, her interest and expertise lies in creating active learning experiences for students, increasing institutional capacity for evidence-based practice (EBP), and specializing in international faculty development. 
Access to current, valid, evidence-based information is a goal, yet traditional models of information access place barriers for developing countries as well as developed countries due to cost and lack of globalization of scientific knowledge.  Because of this, her research activities focus on using technology to enhance patient care, documenting nursing's progress in the Open Access movement to improve access to valid and reliable scientific information, and measuring knowledge and skills of Evidence-based practice (EBP) globally using an objective measurement that has been translated into eight languages.
Notable augmented career opportunities include being a Fulbright Scholar to Paraguay in 2008; chosen for the year-long HRSA Health Informatics Technology Scholar in 2008-2009; interacting as a Health Policy Intern at the International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland in 2016; and working as a faculty in Japan for eight years and served as dean of the School of Nursing for three years. She has lived abroad in multiple countries and understands and reads four languages and speaks with fluency in two. She has also been an institutional WSCUC evaluator since 2008 and has served on multiple teams. She currently directs the LLUH Center for Evidence Synthesis: A JBI Affiliated Group.
The best way to reach her is by email at jnick@llu.edu -- She looks forward to establishing a dialogue with you about global passions in healthcare.