Jan Foecke, PhD, MS, RN, ONC

Director, Continuing Nursing Education
Education Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Education, Northcentral University
Master of Science in Nursing , Texas Woman's University
BSN, Marycrest College


  • KU faculty since 2015
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Orthopaedic Nurse Certified (ONC)
  • Member, Association of Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)
  • Member, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)
  • Member, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)
  • Research interest: Adult learning theory and generational theory use to guide online CNE
  • Lead nurse planner for ANCC accredited Provider Unit
  • Assesses need for, develops, implements, and evaluates continuing education (CE)
  • Oversees program management, budgeting, and grant writing related to CE
  • Assesses and facilitates nursing faculty professional development
  • Builds relationships with leaders in clinical practice, education, leadership, and research for emerging trends and issues
  • Maintains Provider Unit accreditation through the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Academic Program Affiliations

  • MS

Current Areas of Teaching

  • NRSG 863, 866, 868 CNS Practicums

Select Publications 

Select Presentations

  • Navigating NAON Online, webinar, January 2014
  • Achieving Continuing Nursing Education Approval for Contact Hours, NAON 32nd Annual Congress, May 2012
  • Creating and Sustaining a Successful Orthopaedic Unit, Minnesota-Twin Cities Chapter Annual Conference, October 2007
  • Nursing Care of the Fractured Hip Patient, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/NAON Annual Nursing & Allied Health Program, February 2002


  • John A. Insall Foundations for Orthopaedics, $5000 for research session at NAON's Annual Congresses, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Service to NAON Award, 2011
  • Core Value Award in Excellence, Providence Medical Center, 2005
  • Great 100 Nurses Award, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, 2001
  • All Star Service Award, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, 1995
  • Excellence in Nursing Award, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, 1994
Last modified: Aug 21, 2017


Jan Foecke, PhD, MS, RN, ONC
Director, Continuing Nursing Education
Education Assistant Professor

P: (913) 588-1688