Professor Jane Hedrick has been a faculty member of Saint Luke’s College since 1997. She received her BSN from the University of Iowa in 1975; her MSN from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1992; and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2003.
The focus of her career in nursing education has been in evidenced-based nursing and professional practice, with a clinical focus in maternal-child and community health nursing. Dr. Hedrick was named the 2001 Researcher by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses/Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute Marshall Klaus Mother/Baby for her dissertation research titled "The Lived Experience of Pregnancy While Carrying a Child with a Congenital Abnormality." Her findings were published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing. Dr. Hedrick has given 13 conference presentations and published 11 journal articles. She received the Professional Achievement Faculty Award from Saint Luke’s College in 2004, and her dissertation was nominated for an Outstanding Dissertation Award that same year. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and has been an active member of Saint Luke’s Hospital’s Nursing Research Council since 1993.
Dr. Hedrick is currently researching Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) scores in nursing students. Other recent research includes “Exploring the Effects of a Mentored ‘Nursing Research Clinical Scholar Program’ on Knowledge and Attitudes about Nursing Research” in 2015, and co-authoring “The Experience Of Living With Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) After Organ Transplantation” in 2012. In 2015, she presented a poster at the 14th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare entitled “Simulation and Technology Integration to Improve Clinical Outcomes.”