Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
A study of psychiatric/mental health nursing practice. The clinical component provides opportunities in psychiatric inpatient and community mental health settings. The role of the nurse as a member of the mental health team is emphasized.
Introduction to Professional Nursing
Selected nursing theories, nursing process and research as foundations for nursing practice. Emphasis is on the nurse as a person and the importance of self understanding, accountability, communication and helping relationships.  The role of the professional nurse in terms of an ever-changing health care delivery system and emerging nursing practice settings.
Concepts and Strategies in Nursing
Selected concepts and strategies inherent in basic nursing practice, organized according to classification systems of nursing diagnoses, interventions and outcomes are studied.  Nursing skills are incorporated.

Lectures & Presentations

“A Nightingale Challenge” presentation at Goshen College Nursing Student Mock Convention, February 2012

“Mountains beyond Mountains: the only real nation is humanity” presentation on Tracy Kidder’s book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World, Middlebury Public Library, December 2011

“Community Health Nursing and HIV in Rural Tanzania” presentation at Mennonite Nurses Association-Northern Indiana Chapter, May 2011



Honors & Awards

Science Alumni Honor recipient, Eastern Mennonite School

Grants & Fellowships


Goshen College Mininger Conference Grant – Interfaith pre-conference on HIV: Faith and AIDS 2012 Taking Action Together

Memberships & Associations

American Nurses Association

Indiana Nurses Association

Mennonite Health Fellowship

Christian Connections for International Health

Personal Information

Jan is a faculty sponsor of the Goshen College Nursing Student Association. She volunteers at a non-profit fair trade retail store, Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen and is an active participant of Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen.



Assistant Professor of Nursing
Goshen College, Goshen,IN
Staff nurse on Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit
Oaklawn Psychiatric Hospital
Swahili instructor
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
Executive Director
Valley AIDS Network
Harrisonburg, VA
Staff nurse, Weekend Nurse Supervisor
Oak Lea Nursing Home
Harrisonburg, VA
Service Worker- Community Health Program Administrator,
Mennonite Central Committee

Lecturer of Advanced Nursing Studies
Aga Khan University- Tanzania Institute of Higher Learning
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Service Worker- Community Health Program Supervisor
Mennonite Central Committee
Staff nurse
Oak Lea Nursing Home
Harrisonburg, VA
Service Worker- Community Health Worker
Mennonite Central Committee