WellStar School of Nursing


Janice Bridges Flynn, PhD, RN
Professor of Nursing
Undergraduate Programs

HS 2305


Kennesaw State University
WellStar School of Nursing
1000 Chastain Road, #1601
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591
Telephone: (770)499-3213
email: jflynn@kennesaw.edu

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

PhD

 

University of Alabama at Birmingham

2001

 

MN

 

Emory University

1974

 

BSN

 

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

1970

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

2002-Present

Kennesaw State University, School of Nursing, Associate Professor

1993-2002 Kennesaw State University, School of Nursing, Assistant Professor
1989-93

DeKalb College, Department of Nursing, Assistant Professor

1975-83

Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

  • Assistant Professor, 1980-83
  • Instructor in Nursing, 1977-1980
  • Emory Community Nursing Service, Assistant Director and Instructor in Nursing 1975- 1977

 

 

Professional Practice Experience

 

 

1981 -90

Examiner for Regents College Degree Program, The University of the State of New York, Southern Performance Assessment Center, Georgia Nurses Association

 

1992-96

West Paces Medical Center, PRN Clinical Staff Nurse

 

1982-90

Shallowford Hospital and Physicians and Surgeons Hospital, PRN Clinical Staff Nurse

 

1974-75

St. Joseph's Infirmary, Atlanta. Cardiovascular Clinical Specialist

  1972-73 St. Helena Parish Hospital, Louisiana. Head Nurse
  1971-72 Boston University Hospital. Cardiac Surgical ICU Nurse
  1971 Green Cove Summer Camp, North Carolina. Camp Nurse, Summer
  1970-71 Oschner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans. Staff Nurse    

 

 

Administrative Experience

 

 

2008-Present

Associate Director WellStar School of Nursing for Undergraduate Program

 

1990-05

Clinical Associate (Examination Supervisor) for Excelsior College, Health Assessment and Teaching Performance Examination, 1991-2005.

 

1990-93

Faculty-Liaison, Dekalb College Department of Nursing, to Northside Hospital, Scottsdale Senior Citizens' Center, and South DeKalb Senior Citizens' Home.

  1975-77 Emory Community Nursing Service, Assistant Director

 

 

Professional Activities

 

 

Professional Appointments

  2011

Georgia Board of Nursing, President

  2008-2011

Georgia Board of Nursing, Member

  2007-Present Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Site Evaluator
 

 

Certifications

  2007-2012

Quality Matters Online Peer Reviewer

  2003-Present

Certified Cancer Genetics Educator, Oncology Nursing Society, National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG).

 

 

Recent Research

 

2007-2009     

Flynn, J.B. & Chen, E (2007) Characterization of Molecular Variation in Mitochondrial Genes and Public Knowledge about Genetic Influence on Health and Disease in Latino Populations: A Pilot Study. Co-investigators.

2007 Flynn, J.B. (2007) Predictors of Perceived Susceptibility to BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 in Women Who Have Not Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
2001 Flynn, J.B (2001) Health Beliefs About Inherited Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 who Have Never Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer and Use Mammography Services. (Doctoral dissertation).
2000 Horne, C. Flynn, J. Farnsworth, B & Robley, L. (2000) The Experience of Baccalaureate Nursing Students in a Virtual Classroom. CETL
2000 Horne, C. Flynn, J. Farnsworth, B Student Characteristics, Satisfaction and Success: A Comparison Between On-Ground and On-line Students in a Baccalaureate Degree Program, Georgia Board of Regents Research Award Grant & matching funds Kennesaw State University Technology Award.

      

 

Publications

 

For full listing of publications, presentations and research, please request full length Curriculum Vitae from Dr. Flynn

 

RECENT REFERRED PUBLICATIONS

 

Robley, L. Farnsworth, B., Flynn, J., & Horne, C. (2004). This new house: Building  knowledge through online learning. Journal of Professional Nursing, 20:5, 333-343.

 

Farnsworth, B., Flynn, J., Horne, C., & Robley, L. (2004). Lessons Learned in the WellStar School of Nursing Online Learning Course Option. Teaching Notes, 1:2, 3.

 

Flynn, Janice B. (2002). Health beliefs about inherited breast cancer and genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2. [Abstract] Oncology Nursing Forum, 29:2.  

 

 

RECENT BOOK CHAPTER

 

Flynn, J. & Long, J (2011). Sample quantitative research proposal: Effect of video based education on knowledge and perceptions of risk for breast cancer genes, BRCA 1 &
BRCA 2 in Urban Latino Population in Caring for the Vulnerable, de Chesnay. (Ed.), Jones & Bartlett: Sudbury, Massachusetts.

 

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

 

Flynn, J. (2010). Nursing Education in the United States. Invited lecture at Woosong University Daejeon, South Korea, November 4, 2010.

Flynn, J. (2009).  Changing Faces of Nursing. Keynote address, Georgia Student Nurse Convention in Athens, GA in November 2009.

Flynn, J (2007). Predictors of Perceived Susceptibility to BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 in Women Who Have Not Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Sigma Theta Tau International 39th Biennial Convention, Baltimore, MD, November 3, 2007.

 

Flynn, J (2007). The Human Genome: Application to Nursing Education, Wellstar School of Nursing Faculty Development, October 15, 2007

 

Flynn, J., Horne, C., & Farnsworth, B.  (2006) Student Characteristics, Satisfaction and Success: A Comparison Between On-Ground and On-line Students in a Baccalaureate Degree Program. 24th Annual Conference on Computers and Technology in Nursing, Toronto, Canada, May 26, 2006.

Horne, C., Flynn, J., Farnsworth, B., & Robley, L.(2005).The Pros and Cons of Online Nursing Education: Qualitative and Quantitative Findings. Georgia Association for Nursing Education, February 10, 2005

Horne, C. & Flynn, J. (2005). Best Pedagogical Practices for On-Line Teaching. Invited keynote address for University of Florida College of Nursing Conference:  Building Knowledge Through Online Teaching, Gainesville, July 8, 2005.

 

VanBrackle, L., Flynn, J., Hill, W., Rugg, E., & Whittlesey, V. (2005)  Assurance of Learning and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vancouver, BC, October 15, 2005

Robley, L., Farnsworth, B., Flynn, J. & Horne, C. (2004) This New House: Building New Knowledge Through Online Learning”. 11th Georgia Conference on College and University Teaching, February 6-7, 2004

Flynn, J. (2002) Health Beliefs About Inherited Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2. Poster presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 7th Research Conference on Cancer Nursing, San Diego, February 7, 2002.

Flynn, J. (2002). Health Beliefs About Inherited Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2.  Northside Hospital Women’s Breast Health Center. February 12, 2002.

 

Flynn, J., Farnsworth, B., & Horne, C. (2001) Development of Online Courses in Nursing Schools: How to Get Started. Two session workshop presentation. Medical College of Pennsylvania & Hahnemann University’s Nursing Education 2001 Conference. Orlando, FL, January 3-7.

 

Flynn, J., Farnsworth, B., & Horne, C. (2001) Creating a Virtual Classroom: The Essential Elements. Two session workshop presentation with C. Horne and B. Farnsworth . Medical College of Pennsylvania & Hahnemann University’s Nursing Education 2001 Conference. Orlando, FL, January 3-7, 2001.
           
Flynn, J., Horne, C. &, Farnsworth, B. (2001) Evaluation: An Integral Component in Designing and Implementing the Nursing Virtual Classroom. Paper presentation with Beverly Farnsworth and Christina Horne. Computers on Campus National Conference. Myrtle Beach, SC, November 12, 2000.

 

Flynn, J., Farnsworth, B., & Horne, C. (2001) Evaluation: An Integral Component in Designing and Implementing the Nursing Virtual Classroom.  Innovative Education for the New Century. American Nurses Association Annual Education Conference. St. Louis, Missouri, October 28, 2000.

 

Farnsworth, B.,  Flynn, J., & Horne, C. (2000) Assessing Learning Communities in Cyberspace: An Online Pilot Project. Paper presentation with Beverly Farnsworth and Christina Horne. Eighteenth Annual International Nursing Computer and Technology Conference. Arlington, Virginia, July 10, 2000.

           

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2005                Kennesaw State University Foundation Prize for, This new house: Building knowledge through online learning. Journal of Professional Nursing, 20:5, 333-343, with L. Robley, B. Farnsworth & C. Horne.


2002                University System of Georgia Regents’ Research in Undergraduate Education Award for Department, with Christina Horne and Beverly Farnsworth, University System of Georgia


2002                Kennesaw State University Nominee for the Regents’ Research in Undergraduate Education Award for Department, with Christina Horne and Beverly Farnsworth.


2002                Semi-finalist for Distinguished Teaching Award, Kennesaw State University


2001                Kennesaw State University Nominee for the Regents’ Research in Undergraduate Education Award for Faculty, with Christina Horne and Beverly Farnsworth.


2000                Semi-finalist for Distinguished Teaching Award, Kennesaw State University


2000               Distinguished Teaching Award for the College Of Health and Human Services, Kennesaw State University

 

 

 

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT WSON

 

BIOL 3313     Human Pathophysiology (online and on ground)


NURS 4414    Complex Health Nursing


NURS 4428    Survivorship: The Cancer Model (online and on ground)

 

 

 

Professional Organization Memberships

 

Sigma Theta Tau International
Mu Phi Chapter
American Nurses Association
Georgia Nurses Association
Oncology Nursing Society
Genetics Special Interest Group