Jessica Doolen has been a full-time faculty member in the School of Nursing since May 2005, teaching pre-nursing, first, second and fourth semester nursing classes in addition to RN to BSN and graduate level clinical courses for students in the nurse practitioner program.
She currently teaches nursing fundamentals, serves as the skills lab coordinator and assists with integrating human patient simulation into nursing curricula.
Doolen’s research interests include bariatric surgery, pediatric obesity and teaching strategies with new technology. Since 2005, she has published peer-reviewed articles in Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing and the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has spoken at three invited national presentations. Doolen is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau, Nevada Nurses Association, and Nevada Nurse Practitioner Association. Within the School of Nursing, Doolen serves on the Student Affairs Council, Human Patient Simulation Task Force and is a student advisor.