Jill Scott - Student Spotlight

Jill Scott is a MSN to PhD student in UNMC’s College of Nursing.

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.

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