Jennifer L. Jessen, EdD, MSN, RN
Jennifer L. Jessen, EdD, MSN, RN

Jennifer L. Jessen, EdD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus


  • Perioperative Nursing

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Bachelors


  • Assistant Professor


Jennifer Jessen EdD, MSN, RN started her nursing career in 2004 as a graduate of the Creighton University Nursing Program. Her clinical background includes Post Intensive Nursing Care, Cardiac Intensive Nursing Care, Post Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, and over ten years in Intraoperative Nursing. She currently holds a Masters in Nursing Education and Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Healthcare Education and has been teaching in higher education since 2011. She is currently employed at Creighton University College of Nursing as an Assistant Professor, serving as the Accelerated Program Track Leader. Her interests include research and scholarship in perioperative nursing education with projects that integrate simulation and interprofessional collaboration in current teaching practices.

Publications and Presentations


  • 90%+ Students Use Pinterest; Shouldn’t We? Presented as Symposium at The Teaching Professor Conference, New Orleans, LA., 2015
  • Is Emotional Intelligence and Important Concept for Nursing Practice? Presented as oral presentation at STTI International Research Conference, San Juan, PR., 2015

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Perioperative Nursing Education and Simulation
    Emotional Intelligence

Current Research Projects

  • Perioperative Nurse Preceptorship Porgram
    Perioperative Nurse Simulation

Grant Funding Received

  • Bringing Foundation Coursework to Life Using SMART Boards, High Fidelity Manikins, and an Unfolding Case Scenario: TLC Faculty Development Grant
  • Educational Strategies for Addressing the Perioperative Nursing Shortage through Academic Partnership: Publication work in progress