Jensen, Francine B
Title:
Assistant Professor - Nursing
Office:
203
Phone:
801 863 8169
Mail Code:
172
Last Updated: 6/28/16 -

CURRICULUM VITAE

Francine B. Jensen, MSN, BS, RN

 

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor

Utah Valley University, Department of Nursing, August 2012-present

Education

  • M.S. Nursing, George Mason University, 2011
  • A.S. Nursing, Piedmont Virginia Community College, 2003
  • B.S. Zoology, Brigham Young University, 1991

 

Professional Experience

Academic Employment

Assistant Professor, Nursing Utah Valley University, August 2012–present

  • Provide instruction in nursing courses;
  • Plan, prepare and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives for each course taught;
  • Assess instruction and learning;
  • Prepare didactic materials;
  • Instruct, and supervise individuals and groups in classrooms, labs, and clinical areas;
  • Maintain safe and encouraging classroom conditions;
  • Recommend students for advancement through program;
  • Maintain and submit accurate records and reports;
  • Supervise extracurricular activities of students;
  • Maintain office hours for student consultation;
  • Assist in maintaining an effective departmental program;
  • Maintain department equipment;
  • Serve on committees;
  • Participate in faculty meetings;
  • Perform peer reviews for faculty;
  • Consult with faculty members on issues affecting the department;
  • Continue personal professional development.

 

  • Adjunct Faculty, Nursing Utah Valley University, January–May 2012 
  • Course taught: Patient Care Coordination and Management Clinical
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  • Supervised students in the clinical setting;
  • Prepared instructional materials;
  • Developed and maintained relationships among community registered nurses and hospital facilities with the nursing department;
  • Assessed instruction and learning;
  • Recommended students for progression to graduation;
  • Consulted with other instructors to maintain integrity of the nursing experience.

 

Professional Employment

Staff Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Float Pool Currently employed November 2015-present

  • Provide skilled nursing care to medical and post-surgical patients with a variety of emphases.

 

Staff Registered Nurse, Emergency Department Fairfax Inova Level I Trauma Center and Emergency Department, Fairfax, Virginia, 2006-2011

  • Provided nursing care to medical and trauma patients with a range of ages and acuities;
  • Fulfilled management duties including charge nurse and communication room nurse specialties;
  • Served as secretary to Emergency Department Practice Council from 2007-2011, with responsibilities for Skills Day certifications of department, and recommending and implementing changes to practice for department registered nurses and nurse technical assistants.

 

Staff Registered Nurse Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven Connecticut, 2005-2006

  • Provided nursing care to adult patients on a medical-surgical floor and step-down unit.

 

Staff Registered Nurse and Clinical Educator, Alpine Home Care and Hospice, Orem, Utah, 2004-2005

  • Oversaw training of certified nurses’ assistants;
  • Planned and developed curriculum for monthly training meetings;
  • Maintained records of certified nurse assistant training;
  • Audited all registered nurses’ charting of Orem office;
  • Provided home care for a range of patient needs.

 

Staff Registered Nurse, University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2003-2004 

  • Provided medical care and post-surgical care to patients with chronic and acute gastrointestinal conditions.

 

Teaching

Courses Taught

Utah Valley University

NURS 3400    Patient Care Coordination & Management

NURS 3405    Patient Care Coordination & Management Clinical

NURS 4300    Nursing Theory

NURS 4540    Research and Theory in Nursing Practice

NURS 495R    Independent Study (4 sections)

NURS 490R    Independent Study in Research (1 section)

 

Scholarship

Research

  • Self-Efficacy and Alternate Status in Nursing Students. Approved 17 September 2015 by Utah Valley University IRB; Principal Investigator Allison Swenson with co-investigator Francine B. Jensen. Status: in progress.

 

  • Cultural Competence of Students and Faculty. Approved May 2015 by Utah Valley University IRB; Principal Investigator Sunny Chen with co-investigator Francine B. Jensen. Status: in progress.

 

  • Longitudinal Effects of Journaling in Nursing School on New RNs. Approved August 2014 by Utah Valley University IRB; Principal Investigator Francine B. Jensen.

 

Publications

  • Jensen, F., & Swenson, A. (March 29, 2016). Self-efficacy: Perspectives from Alternate Nursing Students. Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing and the National League for Nursing National Research Conference, Washington, D.C. Abstract found at http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/pages/Citation_Tools.html.

 

  • Jensen, F. (July 2014). First Responders and ED-RN Hand-off: Golden Minutes to Promote Patient Safety, “Utah Nurse” Vol. 23. #3, p. 4, 11, Utah Nurses’ Association.

 

Grants

  • Perkins Grant for Nursing Laboratory Equipment, Utah Valley University. Received September 2014. Awarded $2,900.
  • Faculty in Business Externship, Perkins IV Grant, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, June-July 2014.

 

Presentations

  • Jensen, F. and Swenson, A. (June 8, 2016). Self-Efficacy: Perspectives from Alternate Nursing Students. Podium presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, 6-8 June, 2016.

 

  • Jensen, F. and Swenson, A. (April 7-9, 2016.) Self-Efficacy: Perspectives from Alternate Nursing Students. Poster presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International and the National League for Nursing, Nursing Education Research Conference, Washington, D.C., April 7-9, 2016.

 

  • Jensen, F. and Swenson, A. (31 April 2016). Self-Efficacy: Perspectives from Alternate Nursing Students. Podium presentation at the Scholarship of Teaching Engagement (SOTE) Conference. Office of Teaching and Learning, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, March 31-April 1, 2016.

 

  • Jensen, F. and Swenson, A. (2016). Self-Efficacy: Perspectives from Alternate Nursing Students. Podium presentation at Utah Valley University Department of Nursing 6th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Orem, Utah, March 3, 2016.

 

  • Submission for Presentation: November 13, 2015: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2016 Faculty Development Conference, St. Petersburg, FL. (February 4-6, 2016); Alternates and Self Efficacy: Nursing Student Perceptions of the Admissions Process. (Not accepted.)

 

  • Submission for Presentation: October 28, 2015: 2016 Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, Las Vegas, NV. (January 3-5, 2016); Self-Efficacy and Alternate Status: Nursing Student Perceptions of the Admissions Process. (Not accepted.)

 

  • Jensen, F. (2015). Euthanasia and Eugenics: Path to a Better Future? University Ethics Week, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, September 22, 2015.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2015). Oral Care from the Nursing Perspective. Training and podium presentation at Courtyard of Jamestown Assisted Living, Provo, Utah, March 27, 2015.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2015). Enriching Student Nurse Practice through Nursing Theory. Podium presentation at UVU Department of Nursing 5th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Orem, Utah, March 11, 2015.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2015). To Graduation and Beyond: Strengthening Curricular Connections After Graduation Through Reflective Journaling. Podium presentation for the 2015 International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) and Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement (SoTE) Conference, Office of Teaching and Learning, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, January 21, 2015.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2014). Engaging Students in Nursing Theory with 5 nursing students. Podium presentation at the Utah Nurses Association 100th Anniversary Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 10, 2014.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2014). Faculty in Business Externship Report given to faculty of Utah Valley University Department of Nursing, Orem, Utah, September 3, 2014.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2014). American Nursing: Innovation and Engagement. Podium presentation at Tallinn Healthcare College. International Nursing Conference; Tallinn, Estonia, May 14, 2014.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2014). A Retrospective Study of Student Perceptions on Preparing for and Passing the NCLEX. Podium presentation at UVU Department of Nursing 4th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Orem, Utah, February 26, 2014.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2013). ATI Usage of Nursing Students. Presentation to faculty, report on ACHE accountability. UVU Nursing Department, Faculty Organization, October 7, 2013.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2013). From Emergency Site to the ER: An RN’s Perspective on Interdisciplinary Hand-offs. Podium presentation at Utah Valley University, The Institute of Emergency Services, and Homeland Security Conference “Putting Worlds Back Together,” Provo, Utah, April 11, 2013.                                     

 

Service

  University Service

  • Participation as faculty representative, People of the Pacific Night – Education: For Your Family & Culture. UVU Admissions Prospective Student Services, Multicultural Department, and Mountainland Area Technical College. Utah Valley University Cultural Initiative. Westlake High School, Lehi, Utah, 10 March 2016.

 

  • Utah Valley University Safety Committee, College of Science and Health representative from the Nursing Department, Committee Member, March 2014-present.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2014). Nursing as a Profession; Expanding Your Horizons Conference for middle and high school male students with a focus on STEM. Podium presentation in conjunction with seven student nurses from UVU Student Nurses Association. Utah Valley University, November 8, 2014.

 

  • Participation in University Inclusion Talk and Round Table, Utah Valley University, March 26, 2014.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2014). Nursing as a Profession; Expanding Your Horizons Conference for High School female students with a focus on STEM. Podium presentation in conjunction with six student nurses from UVU Student Nurses Association. Utah Valley University, March 22, 2014.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2014). Nursing as a Profession; UVYou Day for High School Students; Podium presentation at Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, February 20, 2014, and October 4, 2013.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2014). Nursing as a Profession. Podium presentation for Lakeridge Junior High Career Day. Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, December 6, 2013.

 

  • Peer Seminar participant for newly hired faculty, New Faculty Teaching Scholars Program, Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, Utah Valley University, August 15, 2013.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2013). Healthcare Presentation to Multi-Cultural High School Health Professions Students. Podium presentation for the Multi-Cultural Office, Utah Valley University with two student presenters; Orem, Utah, March 11, 2013.

 

 College Service

  • College of Science and Health representative to Utah Valley University Faculty Senate, Service and Elections Committee; September 2014- present.

 

Department Service

  • Committee member for Honors Student Senior Project, for student Cari Wiedler, September 2015-present.

 

  • Committee member for BSN Online Courses Implementation, Ad Hoc Committee, Department of Nursing, August 2015-present.

 

  • Pharmacology Revision Committee, Member, Ad Hoc Committee, Department of Nursing, February 2015-present.

 

  • Board Member, Thesis for Tianne Pierce, Honors Student, Spring 2015.

 

  • Nursing Faculty Organization, Department of Nursing, 2012-present.

 

  • Faculty Development Committee, Committee Member, Department of Nursing, 2013-present; secretary 2014-2015; chair 2015-present.

 

  • Utah Valley University Student Nurses Association, Advisor, Department of Nursing, 2013-present.

 

  • Faculty Hospitality Committee, Nursing Department, Co-Chair, 2012-2013.

 

  • Semester Faculty Lead: 4th Semester Courses, Department of Nursing, 2013-present.

 

  • Semester Faculty Lead: 5th Semester Courses, Department of Nursing, 2014-2015.

 

  • Ad Hoc Committee for Nursing Theory and Research Courses Bachelor’s Degree Revision, Department of Nursing, 2013-2014.

 

  • Nursing Student Admissions Interview Process, Faculty Participant, Utah Valley University Nursing Department, October 2015, June 2015, October 2014, June 2014, October 2013, and June 2013.

 

  • Supervision of Honors Student Tianne Pierce for NURS 3400 (Honors), Spring 2014.

 

  • Ad Hoc Committee for Care Plan Revision, Curriculum Committee, Department of Nursing, ASN program, Spring 2014.

 

Community Service

  • Jensen, F. (2015). Oral Care from the Nursing Perspective. Training and podium presentation at Courtyard of Jamestown Assisted Living, Provo, Utah, March 27, 2015.
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  • Student Engagement in Hybrid Learning. Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University collaboration, 2014-2015. Principal Investigator Curtis Henrie; Francine B. Jensen, facilitator faculty.
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  • Regional First Aid Training for camp nurses and leaders, January 24, 2014.

 

  • Camp Nurse, Camp Mia Shalom, Fairview, Utah, June 25-28, 2013.

 

  • Utah State Hospital, Employee Flu Shot Clinic, Faculty Supervisor of students; October 2014; October 2013; October 2012.

 

  • Jensen, F. (2012). Borderline Personality Disorder and its Effects on Families. Podium presentation for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Provider’s Seminar, Spanish Fork, Utah, January 2012.

 

Honors/Awards/Certifications

  • University of Utah, Nursing Fellowship, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • Registered Nurse, State of Utah
  • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association
  • Summa Cum Laude, MSN, George Mason University, May 2011
  • Magna Cum Laude, AS, Piedmont Virginia Community College, 2003
  • Nursing Class of 2003, Commencement speaker, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 2003
  • Scholarship recipient, Blackwell Scholarship, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Spring 2003
  • Faculty Presenter, Students’ Choice, ASN Class of Spring 2014 Pinning Ceremony, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, April 30, 2014; December 19, 2014

 

Professional Organization Membership

  • National League for Nursing, 2012-present
  • Utah Valley University Student Nurses Association, 2012-present
  • Emergency Nurses Association, 2013-present