Jan is President and John Hilton Knowles Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, a specialized graduate school located in Boston. She has previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost and Professor of Nursing and Health Sciences at MCPHS University, Boston, as well as Associate Provost for Education and Professor of Nursing, Health Professions, and Graduate Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Jan is a senior fellow at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Center for the Health Professions, and served as consultant and core faculty member for the UCSF-based RWJ Executive Nurse Fellows leadership development program from 1998-2010. She currently serves on the governing boards of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts (AICUM), Partners HealthCare International, and the Boston Center for Medical Simulation.
Jan is recognized for her work in curriculum development, program evaluation, interprofessional education, specialized and institutional accreditation, workforce development, and academic leadership. She has received more than $9 million in external funding to support health professions education and research, and has directed or co-directed a variety of federal and foundation grants. Jan has co-authored two editions of a nursing textbook, and published numerous articles and book chapters in the professional literature. She has consulted internationally in the Philippines, China, South Africa, and Ireland. In 2012, Jan was appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nursing Education, the top ranked peer-reviewed nursing education journal, having served previously as the Journal’s associate editor for 14 years.