Member of the Board

Jennifer Morton serves as Associate Professor and Program Director of the School of Nursing and Population Health at the University of New England. The school is home to 2 pre-licensure nursing program options and an undergraduate public health program. In addition to leading over full time 20 faculty and staff, she also oversees all of the academic programming in the school. The University of New England is well known for its approaches to Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice and toward that end, nursing students are prepared to practice in team-oriented environments dedicated to safe-evidenced based care.

Dr. Morton has research and scholarship interests that are centered on nursing workforce development in community settings, while also serving and improving outcomes of some of society’s most vulnerable. Since 2012, she has received 3 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants totaling 4 million dollars. Most recently, in collaboration with Maine’s Office of Child and Family Services (OCSF) at Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Maine Advanced Nursing Education, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training Grant aims to increase the number, capacity of practice, and reach in Maine’s most rural areas to respond to victims of sexual assault.

Lastly, for over 15 years, Dr. Morton has led health professions students and faculty in a cultural immersion in healthcare experience as a partnership with the Ghana Health Service and the University of Cape Coast in the Western region of Ghana. This robust, trust-based collaboration has provided health care and related services to local urban and rural communities while training students from all 3 organizations.

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