Jan Powers, PhD, RN is the Director for Nursing Research and Professional Practice at Parkview Health System. This role includes accountability for advancing nursing professional practice and research development for 10 hospital system. Dr. Powers is also an adjunct professor at Indiana University School of Nursing.
Dr. Powers is the current president for the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS).
Jan has been a nurse for 35 years in various roles related to Critical Care and Trauma primarily focused on implementation of research and evidence-based practices to improve patient outcome. She has been a CNS for 25 years. Dr. Powers is passionate about inspiring nurses to own their practice with an emphasis on the implementation of evidence-based practices.
She has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters and has given numerous presentations nationally and internationally on a variety of critical care and nursing topics. Dr. Powers is on the Editorial Board for Intensive and Critical Care Nursing and is a Manuscript Reviewer for several journals.
Jan has received many awards for excellence in nursing practice, including the 2010 Norma Shoemaker award for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She was inducted as a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine in the American College of Critical Care Medicine in 2007.
Dr. Powers received her BSN, MSN and PhD from Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis, Indiana.