Janet H. Davis, Ph.D, RN, CNE, MBA

Associate Professor College of Nursing

Janet Davis


Janet Davis’s role is teaching at the undergraduate level and the graduate level in the College of Nursing. Her key responsibilities include developing service learning opportunities.

Research Overview

Davis’s research is related to evidence-based practice for minority RN workforce development and health disparities. An additional aspect of her current work is examining the evidence on DNP pipelines for underrepresented students. She particularly enjoys working with students on their research interests and has co-authored and jointly presented research with students. She’s also a McNair Scholars mentor.

I have traveled to more than 30 countries.

Select Publications

Davis, J.H., Bustos, B., & Spoljoric, D. (2019). Culturally congruent EBP in an international outreach course for prelicensure nursing students. Nursing Education Perspectives, 40(5), 309-311

Davis, J.H., & Spoljoric, D. (2019). Comfort: context for the faculty role in study abroad. Nursing Science Quarterly, 32(4), 314-319.

Davis, J.H., & Eastland, T. (2018). Electronic PICO posters engage students in nursing management. Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing, 15 (5), 409-410.

Teaching Focus

Throughout my career it has been a privilege to serve in roles that supported nursing students in attaining their career objectives. My philosophy of teaching is strongly linked to my philosophy of nursing as a caring profession, built on the discipline’s foundation supported by the sciences and the humanities. My teaching methods focus on synthesis of knowledge over a student’s career trajectory.

Previous Roles

Prior to joining the faculty at PNW, Davis held faculty, dean and director roles at nursing programs in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, she has experience in healthcare financial management compliance and ran her own consulting business.

Janet Davis


Office Location:

NILS 225


  • BSN – Nursing, Georgetown University
  • MSN – Maternal and Child Nursing, Boston University
  • MBA – Strategic Management, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Ph.D. – Education, Loyola University Chicago

Areas of Expertise

  • Community Health Nursing Higher Education
  • Accreditation Evidence-Based Methodology
  • Community Engaged Education

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • CNE (2018-Present)
  • Certified Nurse Educator
  • National League for Nursing