JENNIFER  CLIFTON
  • Associate Dean of Faculty Practice (Interim), College Of Nursing
  • Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing
  • Director of Primary Care, Faculty Practice, College Of Nursing
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing

Current Courses

Fall 2022

  • NURS 7702-001
    DNP Scholarly Proj II

Summer 2022

Spring 2022

Professional Organizations

  • The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. 08/01/2017 - 12/31/2018. Position : Member.
  • Academy of Correctional Health Professionals . 01/01/2011 - present. Position : Member.
  • National League for Nursing. 01/01/2010 - 12/01/2020. Position : Member.
  • Utah Nurse Practitioners. 01/01/2006 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 01/01/1996 - present. Position : Member.
  • Sigma Theta Tau (Alpha Chapter) . 08/01/1989 - present. Position : Member.

Practice History

  • Primary Care Provider at Summit County Health Department/ People's Health Clinic. College of Nursing. 01/07/2019 - present . # of Hours: 16.

Teaching Philosophy

Professional Philosophy:  To be a successful faculty member in the role of advanced practice clinician, I must be constantly evaluating, updating and improving my clinical knowledge and skills in order to provide the best possible care to my clients. To be a successful faculty member in my role as educator, I must be constantly working to improve my pedagogical knowledge base. This includes staying abreast of technological advancements and staying continually apprised of trends in both the educational and nursing fields. Moreover, I believe I have a responsibility to conjoin these dual roles through service in the nursing profession and scholarship within the discipline for the benefit of all my constituents.

Pedagogical Publications

  • Innovation in Faculty Practice: A college of nursing/ Juvenile Justice Collaboration Journal of Professional Nurisng. Paper in press, 02/24/2016.
  • Poster presentation at AACN Spring pre-conference titled: Innovation in Faculty practice: University and juvenile justice collaboration. Presentation accepted, 02/27/2014.
  • Applying Adult Learning Theory to Nursing Education, College of Nursing Seminar Series. Presentation other, 12/16/2013.