Jean Johnson’s motivation for serving on the Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Board of Directors is simple – she believes passionately in the mission of FNU. Jean, PhD, RN, FAAN is the founding dean and professor at the George Washington University School of Nursing. She has been serving on the FNU Board of Directors for three years, and her term has been renewed through 2021.
Jean’s rich history working in nursing education and practice with a focus on improving healthcare to all resonates perfectly with FNU’s own mission statement. She speaks highly of FNU’s leadership, as she has watched FNU go from a collaborative Community-based Nurse-midwifery Education Program (CNEP) in the early 1990s to becoming an accredited university in 2011.
Jean “answers the call” at FNU by sharing the work of FNU with health care colleagues and her extensive network of health care professionals, as well as by serving on the FNU Advancement Committee and advising on grant submissions. She takes pride in being part of an important and meaningful mission and working with others who share that sense of mission.
“Preparing excellent advanced practice nurses to advocate and care for populations that are traditionally underserved whether rural or urban is critical to the health of all populations,” said Jean. “I also like being part of an organization that is willing to take risks to keep moving the mission and vision forward.”
Jean spends her working hours living out that mission. She provides executive coaching to individuals within health care and teaches at both George Washington University and University of Cape Town in South Africa. She serves on several other boards as well.
In her free time, Jean enjoys horseback riding, playing tennis, traveling and spending time with her precious grandchildren.
Thank you, Dr. Johnson, for helping further the Frontier mission through your service!
At the heart of Frontier Nursing University is a talented and diverse community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, Couriers and preceptors. Spotlight blogs feature members of our FNU community that are focused on the mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to deliver quality health care to underserved and rural populations.