University of Southern Indiana

M. Jane Swartz

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

Contract Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing
Nursing Program

Director Emerita, 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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