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Jan Meires EdD, ARNP, FNP, BC - Professor, Nursing and CAMS

Jan Meires, EdD, ARNP, FNP, BC

Professor, School of Nursing & CAMS


Dr. Jan Meires is a Professor in UNF’s Brooks College of Health. She teaches doctoral students in Nursing (DNP) and Physical Therapy (DPT). Dr. Meires studied nursing at Wichita State University (BSN, MN) and the University of Florida (FNP). She received a doctoral degree from UNF in 2001. 


Prior to becoming a full time academic, Dr. Meires practiced as a cardiovascular clinical specialist / family nurse practitioner. She is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), Florida Nurses Association (FNA), National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and the Southern Nurses Research Society (SNRS). She was inducted as a community leader in Sigma Theta Tau (STT) and was selected as a Research Fellow by the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) in conjunction with Society of the Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).  


Along with her teaching, research and practice duties, Dr. Meires has been involved in CBTL for more than 25 years. As part of her Community Scholars project, Dr. Meires redesigned advanced practice clinical courses to include community based culturally relevant topics. In these courses, students work as integral members in an inter-professional team to provide primary care to underserved populations. Her students develop original, creative, evidence-based, culturally competent texts, photos with captions and videos for use in a mobile motivational health and wellness applications. Students also assess the quality and usefulness of many web based applications (APPS). Students in these courses also write and publish evidence based manuscripts in peer reviewed primary care journals on a number of topics for community-based health care.  

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