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Jan Foecke, PhD, MS, RN, ONC

Education Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Education, Northcentral University
MS in Nursing, Texas Woman's University
BSN, Marycrest College


  • KU faculty since 2014
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Orthopaedic Nurse Certified (ONC)
  • Chairperson, DNP/MS Academic Advisory Council at KU SON
  • Ex-officio member, Faculty Professional Development Committee at KU SON
  • Member, Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP)
  • Member, Association of Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)
  • Member, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)
  • Research interest: Adult learning theory and generational theory use to guide online continuing nursing education (CNE)
  • Lead nurse planner for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's accredited Provider Unit at KU SON
  • Assesses need for, develops, implements, and evaluates CNE
  • Oversees program management, budgeting, and grant writing related to CNE
  • 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 ANCC

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Current Areas of Teaching

  • NRSG 754: Health Care Research
  • NRSG 755: Professionalism in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NRSG 880/HP&M 840: Organizational Foundations for Leading Change
  • NRSG 906, 907, 908: Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicums

Select Publications 

  • Foecke, J. (2019) Online education: Maximizing the opportunities for learning populations and systems care.  Contributors: Champions Q&A Exhibits in W. E. Bonnel, K. Vogel Smith, and C. L. Hober (Eds.), Teaching with technologies in nursing and the health professions: Strategies for engagement, quality, and safety (2nd ed., pp. 137-138). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Foecke, J. (2017). A multiple case study approach to explore generational theory to enhance online continuing nursing education (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest. (10602984)
  • Foecke, J. (Ed.). (2013). NAON patient education series: Postoperative shoulder. Chicago, IL: National Association of Orthoapedic Nurses.
  • Foecke, J. (Ed.). (2013). NAON patient education series: Postoperative spine. Chicago, IL: National Association of Orthoapedic Nurses.
  • Foecke, J. (2013). The orthopaedic nursing certification exams: Strategies for success. In L. Schoenly (Ed.), Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing (7th ed., pp. 613-618).  Chicago, IL:  National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses.

Select Presentations

  • Effective Generational Learning in Online CNE, 45th PNEG Conference, Poster Presentation, October 2018
  • Effective Generational Learning in Online CNE, Annual ANCC Symposium, July 2018
  • Navigating NAON Online, webinar, January 2014
  • Achieving Continuing Nursing Education Approval for Contact Hours, NAON 32nd Annual Congress, May 2012


  • John A. Insall Foundations for Orthopaedics, $5000 for research session at each of NAON's Annual Congresses: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Office of Grants and Research, University of Kansas School of Nursing, $2,800 for doctoral research.

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: Jun 11, 2019


Jan Foecke, PhD, MS, RN, ONC
Education Assistant Professor

P: (913) 588-1688