Jed Hansen - Student Spotlight

Jed Hansen is a BSN to PhD student in UNMC’s College of Nursing. He is also a Graduate Research Assistant for Drs. Kathy Hanna and Kate Fiandt.

Research/professional interests: I am interested in access to care and the reasons behind the choices individuals make to seek or delay care. I also enjoy research on rural health and rural health systems.

Why I chose a PhD in nursing: I want to be able to change healthcare for the better. Having a PhD offers the most opportunity to lead in efforts on access and rural health. You can read more about why I chose a PhD in my article here:

What I like about UNMC: The faculty at UNMC CON have been amazing. I have learned so much from so many. As a student, I have had the opportunity to publish academic articles, volunteer in the community, and present my work at the national level. The opportunities have been nearly endless.

Professional memberships:

Three things people may not know about me: