University of Southern Indiana

M. Jane Swartz

M. Jane Swartz, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC

Contract Assistant Professor of Nursing
Nursing Program

Interim Director of Continuing Education
Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning

Director, Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning
Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning

Adjunct - Nursing and Health Professions
Nursing Program

Health Professions Center - 2123

Accepts Office Hours by Appointment

About Me

I have been at the University of Southern Indiana since 2008 teaching in undergraduate program and certificate programs. My past experiences include a staff nurse in critical care and emergency department, nurse manager on a medical-surgical unit, and faculty in an associate degree nursing program at a community college. Currently I serve as the educational content coordinator for our online certification programs for health care professionals. As a CNS, I teach the specialty courses for our clinical nurse specialist track.

Education and Certifications

  • Quality Matters Peer Reviewer
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice University of Southern Indiana
  • Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist-Board Certified
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor
  • Masters of Nursing University of Evansville
  • Baccalaureate of Nursing University of Evansville
  • Associate Degree of Nursing University of Evansville


  • Nursing Leadership NURS 606
  • Advanced Nursing Interventions NURS 645, NURS 646, NURS 647
  • Certificate programs (educational content): anti-coagulation, heart failure, hypertension, case management (care coordination), diabetes, health promotion and work site wellness, oncology, wound, lipid, neuroscience, faith community, and health informatics.   


  • best practices in online education
  • strategies to reduce re-admissions

Recent Publications

  • "Online continuing education for healthcare professional utilizing an inter-professional approach" Podium presentation Professional Nursing Educator Group.
  • "Caring for the heart of the heart failure nurse" Webinar American Association of Heart Failure Nurses.
  • "Addressing diversity in the patient with heart failure" Webinar American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. 
  • "Using a coaching intervention to reduce readmissions within 30 days of discharge in the cardiovascular population" University of Southern Indiana

Professional Organizations 

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Association of Heart Failure Nurses; chair of education committee
  • Sigma Theta Tau International; treasurer for local chapter
  • Community Patient Safety Coalition 

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