Jane M. Parks, RN, MSN
Jane M. Parks, RN, MSN

Jane M. Parks, RN, MSN

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Bachelors


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Capstone Practicum
  • Health Assessment Practicum
  • Population Based Health I: NUR 258
  • Population Based Health II: NUR 338
  • Population Based Health III: NUR 480
  • Transitions to a Values Based Profession


Jane’s experience in higher education in particular, the education of nursing students at the baccalaureate level reaches as far back as 1985 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.  A solid background in medical-surgical nursing in hospitals in Omaha, NE, Salina, KS and Hastings, NE provided the framework from which she was able to share this knowledge and expertise with students.  Courses in care management, evidence based practice nursing, community and public health nursing,  and nursing student’s senior level capstone clinical experience have played a role in the education of nursing students in most of those years.  A special interest and a CU fellowship in informatics developed into teaching in informatics in nursing courses along with research, presentations and a publication in this specialty area. 
Jane is the current ANC Program Coordinator for the College of Nursing-Mary Lanning Campus.

Publications and Presentations


  • Hadenfeldt, C., , Aufdenkamp, M., Lueth, C., & Parks, J. The impact of the heart failure health enhancement program: A retrospective pilot study. doi: 10.5430/cns.v2n2p51, Clinical Nursing Studies, 2(2 ), 51-60, 2014
  • Graves, J. K.,, Goodman, J. T., Hercinger, M., Minnich, M., Murcek, C. M., Parks, J. M., & Shirley, N. Evaluation of embedded audio feedback on writing assignments. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20141224-04, Journal of Nursing Education, 54 (1), 41-44, 2014


  • Poster Presentation: The Heart Failure Health Enhancement Program: A Retrospective Pilot Study. State NNA Convention, Kearney, NE, 2013
  • Poster Presentation: Evaluation of Embedded Audio Feedback on Writing Assignments. State NNA Convention, Kearney, NE, 2013

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • The role of emerging technologies in nursing students learning in the clinical and classroom. The utilization of simulation in colleges of nursing as an effective clinical experience.  Population health and vulnerable populations.

Grant Funding Received

  • 2018 The Sunnyside Board: $15,000 Grant awarded to The Giving Back Smiles Program: South Central Partnership. Grant Writer

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Excellence Award: Hastings Campus May 2017, Hastings Campus Traditional Students, 2017
  • Faculty Excellence Award: Hastings Campus May 2015, BSN Traditional Students, 2016
  • Faculty Excellence Award: Hastings Campus August 2015, BSN-Accelerated Nursing Students, 2016
  • Faculty Excellence Award: RN to BSN Program December 2008, RN to BSN Students, 2016