Jan L Meires

Professor

Nursing • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular Clinical Specialist, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Education, Research Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Writing for publication

Education

Education, Adult Learning, Ed.D.
Health Science Research, Leadership
University of North Florida, 2001

Family Nurse Practitioner Post M.N. (FNP)
University of Florida, 1996

Nursing, Adult Health NP M.N., C-V CNS
Wichita State University, 1980

Nursing B.S.N.
Wichita State University, 1976

Biography

I have been a nurse practitioner (NP) for thirty five years and an educator for more than two decades. Early in my career, my mentors taught me that good practitioners were life-long learners who kept abreast of the best clinical practices and were avid consumers of research in their fields. My mentors also helped me appreciate the synergistic relationships among teaching, clinical practice, scholarship and community service. I have used their teachings to guide my professional development.

 

The fundamental belief permeating my teaching philosophy is a deep sense that nursing education is transformational and that learning not only transforms the lives of students and faculty but also the communities. My goal is to provide an atmosphere of care and support as I respectfully ask students to evaluate concepts, formulate new perspectives and learn to think differently about the world around them. I strive to give students an opportunity to change their perspectives, examine beliefs, reveal attitudes and reformat assumptions to permit an integrative and holistic perspective of nursing practice. I believe my role as a facilitator is grounded in helping students “understand” the experience from a variety of viewpoints and across disciplines. My course/clinical assignments require critical reflection, discourse and action often resulting in a change in beliefs and practice patterns.

 

As a faculty member, I am encouraged to disseminate innovative, unique or creative scholarly works related to teaching, research and evidence based practice. The following documents my activities related to goal attainment, teaching accomplishments (outcomes) research and service.

 

Goals: My goals focused on continuously improving my teaching skills, submitting scholarly/creative works for publication and facilitating student publications related to my undergraduate course assignments.

 

Accomplishments: I have accomplished these goals related to my undergraduate course assignments by presenting papers at national meetings and by co-authoring two online book modules for a pathophysiology textbook.

 

NUR 3128 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

Meires, J., Robinson, K. & Bloom, K. (2009, November). Infusing genomics into the baccalaureate curriculum. AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Paper presentation and abstract publication, Chicago, IL.

Meires, J., & Robinson, K. (2009). Neurology Module in Pathophysiology Made Simple Online. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Robinson, K. & Meires, J. (2009). Hematology Module in Pathophysiology Made Simple Online.Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

 

NUR 4636 Community Clinical Partnerships and Homebase

Jones, R., & Meires, J. (2011, February). Music and the Mind. Southern Nurses Research Society Regional Symposium, Poster presentation and abstract publication, Jacksonville, FL.

Meires, J., Hoff, P. & Loriz, L. (2009, November). Focus on feet! AACN Essentials for BSN Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Paper presentation/abstract publication, Chicago, IL.

Meires, J., Hoff, P., & Kruger, B. (2008, December). Portrait of a homebase experience: Continuity in clinical nursing student practice. AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Paper presentation and abstract publication, San Antonio, TX.

 

Goals: My goals focused on continuously improving my teaching skills for graduate courses, submitting scholarly/creative works for publication and facilitating and graduate student publications related to my course assignments.

 

Accomplishments: I have accomplished these goals related to my graduate course assignments.
Graduate students enrolled in Advanced Practice Nursing 1 and II are required to submit a manuscript for publication in a peer reviewed, advanced nursing practice journal. Since 2007, several publications have resulted from engaging students in this transformational endeavor. Manuscripts by students as sole author or coauthor are listed below.

 

Supervised Manuscripts-graduate students as sole author

Belcon, A. (2011). Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation: A concise overview. Advance for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

Pellum, R. (2010). Evidence based review on decision to breastfeed. Advance for Nurse Practitioners.

Pleaugh, A. (2010). Understanding, diagnosing, and treating medication overuse headaches: A case study. Advance for Nurse Practitioners.
Shapiro, S. (2010). EBP: Rehydration and refeeding in order infants and children with mild to moderate dehydration from acute diarrhea. Advance for Nurse Practitioners.

Steele, T. J. (2010). B12 deficiency: Is your patient on metformin? Clinician Reviews.

Smith, J. (2009). Determining Glycemic control: A new tool shows potential. Advance for Nurse Practitioners.

London, L. (2007). Levaquin induced tendonopathy: A case study. Advance for Nurse Practitioners.

 

Manuscripts with graduate students as co-authors

Allen, J., & Meires, J. (2011, Feb). How to prescribe Tai Chi therapy. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, vol 22, no 2.

Meires, J., & Humphries, M. Corrigan. (2011, Jan). Girl 6, with facial weakness. Clinician Reviews, vol 21, no 1.

Meires, J., & Louden, B. (2010, Dec). Bite of the brown recluse spider. Clinician Reviews, vol 20, no 12.

Meires, J., & Futch, B. (2010, Oct). Grand Rounds: Man, 72 with peeling penis. Clinician Reviews, vol 20, no 10.

Boudreaux, L., & Meires, J. (2009, Sept). Grand Rounds: Man 29 with throat obstruction. Clinician Reviews, vol 19, no 8.

Christopher, Gina, & Meires, J. (2008). Acute Case of Psoriasis. The Nurse Practitioner, vol 33, no 7.

I was honored to present the model related to graduate student publications as a transformational learning experience and our outcomes as a podium presentation at national meetings last spring.

Meires, J. & FNP Faculty. (2010, Feb). The UNF SON Transformational Learning Model: Fostering NP Student Publications in Peer Reviewed Nurse Practitioner Journals. AACN Essentials for Masters Education for Professional Nursing Practice, New Orleans.

Meires, J., Christie, C., & Ledbetter, C. (2011, April). Interprofessional Education: Using an interdisciplinary team to teach graduate students to manage low income clients with metabolic syndrome. NONPF Highway to the future: Driving NP education, Albuquerque. NONPF

 

I also work with a number of graduate students as they create evidence based documents for projects and theses. Table 1 depicts graduate students projects/thesis by student name, date, topic and type of work.

 

Table 1. Graduate Projects/Thesis by student, date, topic and role (2007-2011).

Student, Date, Topic (Abbreviated), Type of Work/Role

Wheeler 2011 Immunizations Thesis (chair)
Thrapp 2011 Smoking Cessation Project (chair)
Hill 2011 Total Knee Replacement Project (chair)
Maple 2011 Osteoporosis Project (chair)
Armstrong 2010 Derm/tools DNP Project (member)
Schreibner 2010 Migraine Headache Project (chair)
Abarran 2010 Prostate Cancer screening Project (chair)
Fuller 2010 Colon Cancer screening Project (chair)
Lewis 2010 CVA rehab Project (chair)
Shellenback 2010 CAM treatment migraine HA Project (chair)
Wainwright 2009 ED/Early CV marker Project (chair)
Owens 2009 Adolescent skin CA Project (chair)
Kahill 2009 Diabetic Foot Project (chair)
Woznick 2009 Evaluating Ca++ intake Thesis (member)
Boudreax 2009 Risk for Colon CA in AA Project (chair)
Grifo 2008 Humor as medicine Project (chair)
Belcon 2008 Smoking Cessation Lit Review Project (chair)
George 2008 Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Project (chair)
Plastic Surgery
Kinder 2008 HTN Management in AA Project (chair)
Pellum 2008 Decision to Breastfeed Project (chair)
Pleaugh 2008 Outcomes Comparison Project (chair)
Family MD/NP
Yates 2008 Interventions for MRSA Project (chair)
Roberts 2007 Childhood Obesity in NE FL Project (chair)
Curtis 2007 Overview Multiple Sclerosis Project (chair)
London 2007 St. John’s Wort, Integrated Project (chair)
Literature Review
Walling 2007 QoL in Heart Failure Thesis (chair)
 

Awards

2011 Nominated for University of North Florida Teaching Award.

2010 Finalist, University of North Florida Teaching Award.

2009 Brooks College of Health Teaching Award.

2005 Recipient of one of the Northeast Florida Great 100 Nurses Awards in recognition of contribution to education.

2002-2011 Recognized for volunteer service to Nassau County Health Department, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Clinic.
 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

2007-10 Christie, C., Meires, J., & Watkins, J. (2007): Implementation and Utilization of a Transdisciplinary Approach to Obesity Risk Reduction in a Primary Care Center, Brooks Grant, $54,000. (Co-Investigators listed in alphabetical order.)

 

Meires, J., & Hannah, L. Grant writer for curriculum design and evaluation for Robert Wood Johnson grant for teaching family medicine residents managed care, Principal Investigator, George Wilson, M.D., UFHSC-Jacksonville, funded for $29,000.
 

Publications & Presentations

Refereed Research/Clinical Papers in Journals
1) Meires, J., & Christie, C. (2011). Contemporary Approaches to Adult Obesity Treatment. The Nurse Practitioner, vol 36, no 9.

2) Allen, J., & Meires, J. (2011). How to prescribe Tai Chi therapy. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol 22, no 2.

3) Meires, J., & Humphries, M. (2011). Girl 6, with facial weakness. Clinician Reviews, vol 21, no 1.

4) Meires, J., & Louden, B. (2010). Bite of the brown recluse spider. Clinician Reviews, vol 20, no 12.

5) Meires, J., & Futch, B. (2010). Grand Rounds: Man, 72 with peeling penis. Clinician Reviews, vol 20, no 10.

6) Boudreaux, L., & Meires, J. (2009). Grand Rounds: Man 29 with throat obstruction. Clinician Reviews, vol 19, no 8.

7) Christopher, Gina, & Meires, J. (2008). Acute Case of Psoriasis. The Nurse Practitioner, vol 33, no 7.

 

Refereed Papers Presented at Symposia and Conferences
1) Meires, J., Christie, C., & Ledbetter, C. (2011, April). Interprofessional Education: Using an interdisciplinary team to teach graduate students to manage low income clients with metabolic syndrome. NONPF Highway to the future: Driving NP education, Albuquerque.

2) Meires, J., & FNP Faculty. (2010, February). The UNF SON Transformational Learning Model: Fostering NP student publications in peer reviewed nurse practitioner journals. AACN Essentials for Masters Education for Professional Nursing Practice, New Orleans.

3) Meires, J., Hoff, P. & Loriz, L. (2009, November). Focus on feet! AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Paper presentation, Chicago.

4) Meires, J., Robinson, K. & Bloom, K. (2009, November). Infusing genomics into the baccalaureate curriculum. AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Paper presentation, Chicago.

5) Meires, J., Hoff, P., & Kruger, B. (2008, December). Portrait of a homebase experience: Continuity in clinical nursing student practice. AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Paper presentation, San Antonio.

 

Refereed Research Abstracts Published in Journals or Proceedings Supplements
1) Hoff, P., Meires, J., Clark, n., Falk, L., Ross, A., Worzala, A., & Yardley, A. (2011, October). Street Medicine: The UNF School of Nursing. International Street Medicine Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

2) Meires, J., Christie, C., & Ledbetter, C. (2011, April). Interprofessional Education: Using an interdisciplinary team to teach graduate students to manage low income clients with metabolic syndrome. Abstract Supplement, NONPF Highway to the future: Driving NP education, Annual Conference, Albuquerque

3) Meires, J., Christie, C., Watkins, J., Oosterman, S .Photopoulos, T., Yates, A., Lane, L., Allen, J. (2011, February). A transdisciplinary approach for risk reduction in low-income AA women with Metabolic Syndrome. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research (SOJNR), vol 11.

4) Jones, R., & Meires, J. (2011, February). Music and the Mind. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research (SOJNR), vol 11.

5) Meires, J., & FNP Faculty. (2010, February). The UNF SON Transformational Learning Model: Fostering NP Student Publications in Peer Reviewed Nurse Practitioner Journals. Abstract Supplement, AACN Essentials for Masters Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Annual Conference, New Orleans.

6) Meires, J., Hoff, P., & Loriz, L. (2009, November). Focus on Feet! Abstract Supplement, AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, paper presentation, Annual Conference, Chicago.

7) Meires, J., Robinson, K., & Bloom, K. (2009, November). Infusing Genomics into the Baccalaureate curriculum. Abstract Supplement, AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, paper presentation, Annual Conference, Chicago.

8) Meires, J., Hoff, P., & Kruger, B. (2008, December). Portrait of a homebase experience: Continuity in clinical nursing student practice. Abstract supplement, AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Annual Conference, San Antonio.

 

Refereed Posters
1) Hoff, P., Meires, J., Clark, N., Falk, L., Ross, A., Worzala, A., & Yardley, A. (2011, October). Street Medicine: The UNF School of Nursing. International Street Medicine Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

2) Jones, R., & Meires, J. (2011, February). Music and the mind. Southern Nurses Research Society Regional Symposium, Jacksonville, FL.

3) Meires, J., Christie, C., Watkins, J., Oosterman, S .Photopoulos, T., Yates, A., Lane, L., Allen, J. (2011, February). A transdisciplinary approach for risk reduction in low-income AA women with MS. Southern Nurses Research Society Regional Symposium, Jacksonville,FL.

4) Christie, C., Watkins, J., & Meires, J. (2010, July). Implementation and evaluation of a transdisciplinary approach to obesity risk reduction in a primary care center. The American Dietetic Association state meeting, Orlando, FL.

5) Roberts, J., & Meires, J. (2007, April). Characteristics related to childhood obesity in Northeast Florida. Sigma Theta Tau state meeting, Waycross, GA.

 

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters/Online Modules:
1) Meires, J. & Ledbetter, C. (2012). Screening and Prevention of Diseases. Macha, K. & McDonough, J. (Eds.). Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

2) Meires, J. & Robinson, K. (2009) Neurology Module in Pathophysiology Made Simple Online. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

3) Robinson, K. & Meires, J. (2009). Hematology Module in Pathophysiology Made Simple Online. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
 

MeiresContact Information

(904) 620-2684

jmeires@unf.edu