Heather Jones, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-C

Heather Jones

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
Room 3189, 400 NIB

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: 734-647-0148

Interests

  • Telehealth
  • Health technology
  • Access to care
  • Disease prevention
  • Holistic healthcare

Dr. Jones is a certified telehealth provider and educator. Her work is focused on optimizing telehealth delivery, policy, and education, particularly within advanced practice nursing. She has worked on quality and process improvement projects in telehealth assessment through Michigan Medicine, and has developed curricula for a national post-graduate NP fellowship established through an academic-practice partnership. She also serves as a sub-committee lead on the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Telehealth Committee.

Current Research Grants and Programs

  • Allen Funds Award: The Relationship Between NP’s and NP Student’s Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes and Screening for Adverse Childhood Experience. Role: Co- Investigator 9/1/2020- 8/31/21
  • Service Agreement: Oak Street Health academic practice partnership to establish post graduate NP fellowship. Role: Telehealth Curriculum Specialist. 5/2022-12/31/22

Teaching

Dr. Jones’ teaching role at the University of Michigan includes teaching graduate nursing students both in the classroom and clinical setting. In the classroom setting Dr. Jones teaches in the Digital Education Program and is the lead faculty for Advanced Health Assessment and Advanced Primary Care I.  In the clinical setting, Dr. Jones oversees students during their clinical courses as well as precepts students in her clinical site. Her approach is student centered, interactive and engaging as well as collaborative with effective communication. Dr. Jones strives to provide relevant assignments, give good feedback, and use real world/life examples. She provides leadership, mentoring, and education to prepare future nurse practitioners through inclusion, care, communication, and advocacy. Her goal is to instill exceptional values in students to strive for optimal health outcomes for patients through evidenced based practice. 

Affiliations / Service

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, National Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) (2013 – Present)
  • Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP) (2014 – Present)
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) (2015 – Present)
  • Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) (2016 – Present)
  • Complex ACEs, Complex Aid (CAsCAid) project, University of Michigan (2019 – Present)
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) (2019 – Present)
  • Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan (2022 – Present)
  • Subcommittee Lead, National Organization for Nurse Practitioners Telehealth Committee (2021-2023)
  • Active Member, University of Michigan Telehealth Taskforce (2020)
  • Active General Member, Faculty Practice Advisory Committee (FPAC), University of Michigan School of Nursing (2022-2024)
  • Leadership Succession Chair, Sigma Theta Tau International, National Honor Society of Nurses, Rho Chapter (2022-2024)
  • Vice President, Sigma Theta Tau International, National Honor Society of Nurses, Rho Chapter (2020-2022)
  • Secretary, Sigma Theta Tau International, National Honor Society of Nurses, Pi Delta Chapter (2016-2020)

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Rising Star Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Chapter, 2022
  • Ellen A. Woodman Transformational Nursing Leadership Award, University of Michigan-Flint, 2016
  • Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar Award, 2014-2016
  • AANP Scholarship Award, 2016
  • MICNP Student Scholarship Award, 2015
  • Emmalyn Ellis Freeman Nurse Practitioner Scholarship, 2015

Education

  • DNP, University of Michigan, Flint MI 2016
  • BSN, University of Michigan, Flint MI 2009
  • ADN, Baker College, Owosso MI 2005

Publication Highlights

  • Ammerman, B. & Jones, H. (2020). Him too: A case report on male sexual violence and screening in primary care. Urologic Nursing, 40(1), 36-39. https://doi.org/10.7257/1053-816X.2020.40.1.36 

  • Jones, H. & Ammerman, B. (2020). When a headache isn’t a migraine: A case of Chiari malformation. The Clinical Advisor, 23(5), 8-10. https://www.clinicaladvisor.com/home/topics/neurology-information-center/case-report-when-a-headache-isnt-a-migraine/

  • Kuzma, E. K., Jones, H., Bigelow, A., & Ammerman, B. (2021). Slowing the flow: Management of benign abnormal uterine bleeding. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 17(7), 889-893. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.04.025

  • Clark, A. & Jones, H.s (2022). Barriers to screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 18(2), 190-194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.11.004

  • Ammerman, B., Jones, H., Riske, J. & Kuzma, Es. (2022). The well-woman visit: Adolescence through end of life. Advances in Family Practice Nursing, 4(2022), 91-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yfpn.2021.12.005

  • Trautner, K., Jones, H., & Ammerman, Bs. (2022). Unintentional weight loss and bilirubinuria in an adolescent female. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 18(9), 1013-1018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2022.07.006

  • Jones, H., Ammerman, B., Joiner, K., Lee, D., Bigelow, A. & Kuzma, Es. (2022). Evaluating an intervention of telehealth education and simulation for advanced practice registered nurse students: A single group comparison study. [Manuscript submitted for publication].

  • Blok, A.C., Bach-Stante, D., Merlotti, A., Schoville, R., Jones, H., Davis, K., Sicard, A., Aebersold, M. (2022). Educational 360-video development for clinical practice improvement toward Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Population. [Manuscript submitted for publication].

  • Jones, H., Buchanan, L, Maglione, J., Norwood, A., Wynn, S., & LaManna, J. (2022) Integrating Telehealth: Curricular Mapping to New Standards in Nurse Practitioner Post-baccalaureate DNP Programs. [Manuscript submitted for publication].

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