Associate Professor of Nursing
Dr. Evans is an associate professor of nursing at the University of Southern Indiana. Her innovative leadership has been evident within the undergraduate nursing program through the development and implementation of interprofessional educational activities. Dr. Evans has worked with the NEPQR Grant team as an interprofessional clinical coach. She and a team of other CNHP faculty have developed a workshop to help other health professional faculty facilitate interproessional education in the clinical settings. She works with the Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center taskforce team on developing interprofessional education resources. Dr. Evans is an alum of USI's undergraduate (2000), graduate (2010) and doctoral (2013) nursing programs. Dr. Evan's doctoral capstone project, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Nurse Manager Succession Plan in an Acute Care Hospital Setting, was selected for the 2013-2014 AACN’s Excellence in Advancing Nursing Practice Award. She continues to work with healthcare organizations and other nurse scholars in the development of succession planning programs. Dr. Evans was also selected as a 2014-2015 Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Faculty Leadership Scholar. Dr. Evans's work on interprofessional education and succession planning has been published in multiple peer review journals and presented regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Education and Certifications:
2013 University of Southern Indiana – Doctor of Nursing Practice
2010 University of Southern Indiana - MSN in Nursing Education
2009 University of Southern Indiana – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Magna Cum Laude)
2000 University of Southern Indiana - Bachelor of Science in Health Services (Magna Cum Laude)
2000 University of Southern Indiana - Associate of Science in Nursing
1992 University of Southern Indiana - Associate of Science in Radiology Technology
2000 -Present Registered Nurse, Indiana State Board of Health
Nursing 358: Care of the Adult I
Nursing 866, 868, 871, and 872: DNP Project Courses
Nursing 867, 871, and 873: DNP Project Courses
Nursing 855: Synthesis of Nursing Practice
Nursing 488: Leadership in Care Delivery
Titzer, Evans, J.L., Rock, M, & Delp, J. (2019). Interprofessional Coaches: Preparing Faculty to Facilitate Interprofessional Education. Nurse Educator
Phillips, T., Titzer Evans, J.L., Tooley, S. & Shirey, M.R. (2017). Nurse manager succession planning: A cost-benefit analysis. Journal of Nursing Management. In Press
Titzer Evans, J.L. (2016). Three first steps for effective succession planning. American Nurse Today, 11 (9).
Phillips, T., Titzer Evans, J.L. (2016). RN to BSN Transition: A Concept Analysis. Journal for Nursing in Professional Development. In Press.
McKinney, P. & Titzer Evans, J. L. (2016). Understanding and Improving Nurse Manager Competency. Nursing Management. 47 (10). p 46-40.
Titzer, J.L., Swenty, C.F., & Mustata Wilson, G. (2015). Interprofessional education: Lessons learned from conducting an electronic health record assignment. Journal of Interprofessional Care. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2015.1021000
Schaar, G.L., Titzer, J. L., & Beckham, R. (2015). Onboarding new adjunct clinical nursing faculty using a QSEN based orientation model. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(2),111-115.
Swenty, C.F. & Titzer, J.L. (2014). A Sense of Urgency: Integrating Technology and Informatics in Advance Practice Nursing Education. The Journal of Nurse Practitioners. In Press
Titzer, J.L. & Swenty, C.F (2014). Integrating an Academic Electronic Health Record in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program: Creating a Sense of Urgency and Sustaining Change. Nurse Educator, 39, 5
Titzer, J.L. & Shirey, M.R. (2014). A Nurse Manager Succession Planning Model with Associated Empirical Outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration.
Titzer, J.L., Phillips, T., Tooley, S., Hall, N., & Shirey, M.R. (2013) Nurse Manager Succession Planning: Synthesis of the Evidence. Journal of Nursing Management. 21.
Titzer, J.L. & Shirey, M.R. (2013). Nurse Manager Succession Planning: A Concept Analysis. Nursing Forum.
Titzer, J.L., Swenty, C., & Hoehn, W.G. (2011). An Interprofessional Simulation Promoting Collaboration and Problem Solving among Nursing and Allied Health Professional Students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing.
Hall, M.A., Fairchild, C.A., McBride, J.A., Titzer, J.L., Wilson, A.L., & Hiam, J.P. (2010). Imaging Utilization: An interdisciplinary workshop for nurse practitioner students. Nurse Educator, 35(6). pg. 234-236.
Titzer, J.L. & Shirey, M.R. (2012). Sustaining Success. In M. Bahouth and K. Blum (Eds.), Transition into Hospital Based Practice: A Guide for Nurse Practitioners and Administrators. (pp.263-276). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC
2012 -Present American Nurses Association
2008 -Present: Sigma Theta Tau/Omicron Psi Chapter
2012 -Present Indiana State Nurses Association
2009- Present: USI Alumni Association
2014 - 2015: President
2013 - 2014: Vice-President
2012 - 2013: Secretary
2009 - 2012: Council Member
2009-2014: USI Nursing Alumni Association – President
2008 -2011: Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) Standards Committee Co-Chair
2000 -Present:Pinnacle Adult Honor Society