Mrs. Janet Gardner

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Mrs. Janet Gardner

Mrs. Janet Gardner

Assistant Professor of Nursing Education

M.S.N., B.S.N., University of Arkansas

JGardner@jbu.edu

Mrs. Janet Gardner began her nursing career 21 years ago as a pediatric nurse in a children’s hospital in Utah. Her acute care nursing years were primarily spent in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and nursery areas caring for mothers and their babies. She began teaching Community Health about 6 years ago and this led her to discover a love for educating new nurses. She completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education at the University of Arkansas 20 years after receiving her BSN, showing it is never too late to pursue your dreams. She joined the faculty of John Brown University in May of 2017. Her passion is to encourage nursing students to find a way to connect to their patients in all interactions. If it is a baby in the NICU or a homeless person at the shelter, she believes we have the privilege of being the hands and feet of God through our calling as nurses. She strives to show this in all she does in the classroom and clinical settings. She is honored to be able to openly express the connection between nursing and our relationship with the Lord as a professor at JBU.

Mrs. Gardner has been married to her husband Kent for 17 years and has 3 children: Max, Zachary and Samantha. In between transporting her boys to and from the golf course and her daughter to Girl Scouts and choir, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen and spending time outdoors in Northwest Arkansas.