Jill Scott is a MSN to PhD student in UNMC’s College of Nursing.
- Current credentials and degrees: MSN, RN
- Hometown: Bennington, NE
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Research/professional interests: I am interested in registered nurses returning to practice after a career break. I want to learn more about what can help these adult learners to be successful in their journey back to practice through taking a refresher course.
Why I chose a PhD in nursing: Education has always been something I love to be involved in. When I became a nurse, I gravitated towards educating people and became a certified diabetes educator. I enjoyed the education part of nursing so much, that I wanted to make that my career and a PhD seemed like the most fitting match for me. With a PhD, I will get to learn more about why things are the way they are and what we can do to make something better.
What I like about UNMC: UNMC has been a big part of national research and has a great reputation for being the best. I got my MSN at UNMC because of this and really enjoyed being a part of something bigger than just working on my degree.
Professional memberships: I’m a member of Sigma Theta Tau through my employer and am a member of the leadership succession committee within Sigma Theta Tau.
Three things people may not know about me:
- I am an “Ironman” (completed an Ironman triathlon)
- I play clarinet and had a music scholarship for my first undergraduate degree
- I originally went to college as a music major but then got a degree in psychology before I decided to become a nurse