Nursing Unit Leaders of the Jesuit Conference of Nursing Programs met in Washington, D.C. for their annual meeting in October 2016 (Photo by AACN) Front: L-R: Margaret (Meega) Wells (Le Moyne College), Meredith Kazer (Fairfield University), Kristen Swanson (Seattle University), Terran (Terry) Mathers (Spring Hill College), Rev. Michael Sheeran, S.J. (AJCU), Christine (Chris) Pacini (University of Detroit Mercy), Julie Nauser (Rockhurst / Research College of Nursing), Maggie Baker (University of San Francisco) Back: L-R: Vicki Keough (Loyola University Chicago), Maryanne Capp (Wheeling Jesuit University), Jeff Ramirez (Gonzaga University), Laurie Fergerson (Loyola University New Orleans), Maureen O’Brien (Regis University), Scott Ziehm (University of San Francisco), Teri Murray (Saint Louis University), Paul Gore (Xavier University), Donna McCarthy (Marquette University), Lauren O’Hare (Saint Peter’s University), Susan Gennaro (Boston College), Edilma Yearwood (Georgetown University)

Nursing Unit Leaders of the Jesuit Conference of Nursing Programs met in Washington, D.C. for their annual meeting in October 2016 (Photo by AACN) Front: L-R: Margaret (Meega) Wells (Le Moyne College), Meredith Kazer (Fairfield University), Kristen Swanson (Seattle University), Terran (Terry) Mathers (Spring Hill College), Rev. Michael Sheeran, S.J. (AJCU), Christine (Chris) Pacini (University of Detroit Mercy), Julie Nauser (Rockhurst / Research College of Nursing), Maggie Baker (University of San Francisco) Back: L-R: Vicki Keough (Loyola University Chicago), Maryanne Capp (Wheeling Jesuit University), Jeff Ramirez (Gonzaga University), Laurie Fergerson (Loyola University New Orleans), Maureen O’Brien (Regis University), Scott Ziehm (University of San Francisco), Teri Murray (Saint Louis University), Paul Gore (Xavier University), Donna McCarthy (Marquette University), Lauren O’Hare (Saint Peter’s University), Susan Gennaro (Boston College), Edilma Yearwood (Georgetown University)

The Jesuit Conference of Nursing Programs (JCNP) is a collaborative and supportive consortium that promotes a Catholic, Jesuit nursing identity to advance nursing education and improve health. JCNP members are a highly engaged team of administrators, at least half of whom are participants or graduates of the Ignatian Colleagues Program [ICP].

Current JCNP initiatives include: 1) engaging Jesuit deans in leadership positions of national and state nursing organizations to bring Jesuit leadership values to a broader audience; and, 2) developing a collaborative consortium to build capacity for access to doctoral education at Jesuit schools of nursing. Both initiatives are progressing well.

JCNP members value collaborative opportunities to share best practices, seek consultation, deepen friendships, and plan for greater impact as a group and at their institutions. JCNP uses structure and goal-setting to provide meaning in members' work together. On October 25, 2011, JCNP members met in Washington, DC to discuss the Strategic Map: 2012 – 2015, which features a mission, vision and action steps: Click here to download the map as a PDF

The JCNP currently sponsors faculty get-togethers at national conferences where nursing faculty are in attendance; has a collective website hosted by Regis where program and accreditation materials are stored; and holds a planning retreat every other year.

 

Leadership

President: Terran Mathers,
Spring Hill College

Phone: (251) 380-4490
E-mail: tmathers@shc.edu

Next Conference

Location: TBD
Dates: TBD