Jill Muhrer, ,FNPYale University DNP
For the past 28 years, I have been providing primary care to a diverse underserved patient population through a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Camden, New Jersey. While I have enjoyed direct clinical services over the past years, I have been increasingly frustrated by the erosion of resources, and the obstacles I’ve faced in attempting to share high quality evidence-based health care to my patients. Despite successfully developing new policies in our FQHC on pain management, Coumadin management, and peer review evaluation, this is not sufficient. I now realize that I need to take a broader view of health care and to approach it on a “systems” level as well through health care policy development not only on a local level but also on state and national levels. This interest in changing health care policies has led to my enrollment in Yale University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, which focuses on developing nurse leaders. In addition to my clinical practice, I have also been an adjunct faculty member at Widener University for 19 years where I provide on-site clinical supervision to students and also, facilitate clinical seminars to review ongoing clinical cases. As an educator, I am interested in promoting team-based learning, collaborative practice and transformational leadership. I have also devoted much of my career to writing and publishing both clinically focused articles and medical narratives that characterize particular patient issues. Finally, I have edited selected on line curriculum for undergraduate nursing students.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas-Blaustein Nurse Leader – community health care
Dissertation: Improving breast cancer screening through a point of care intervention in a Federally Qualified Health Center