Janice Palmer | Webster University

Janice Palmer, PhD, RN, CNE

Janice PalmerJanice Palmer, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
Chair, Nursing
(314) 246-7488



PhD, Saint Louis University
MS, University of Missouri–St. Louis
BSN, University of Missouri–Columbia


Janice Palmer, PhD, RN, CNE is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Nursing. She has worked as an RN in many settings including acute care, outpatient surgery, home care and long-term care. From 1994 to 2000, as a research instructor, she worked in several roles at Washington University’s Memory Diagnostic Center, Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging. Jan served as a full-time faculty member at Saint Louis University School of Nursing from 2009 to 2016 which included time as the RN to BSN Option Coordinator from 2010 to 2016 and the Assistant Dean of Special Projects (with an emphasis on accreditation) from 2013 to 2015. She has been at Webster University since August 2016.


  • NURS 3270 Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses
  • NURS 3410 Health Promotion and Education
  • NURS 4060 Gerontological Nursing
  • NURS 4240 Organizational and Systems Leadership
  • NURN 5550 Translating Evidence to Practice
  • NURN 5230 Teaching Practicum in Nursing 1
  • NURN 5240 Teaching Practicum in Nursing 2


  • Alzheimer’s Disease/ Dementia Caregivers
  • Gerontological Nursing Issues
  • Nursing Education


  • SmithBattle, L., Lorenz, R.A., Reangsing, C., Palmer, J.L., & Pitroff, G. (2018). A methodological review of qualitative longitudinal research in nursing. Nursing Inquiry, 25 (4): e12248
  • Bultas, M.W., Schmuke, A.D., Davis, R.L., & Palmer, J.L. (2017). Crossing the “line”: College students and academic integrity. Nurse Education Today, 56: 57-62.
  • Langan, J., Palmer, J.L., Christopher, K., & Shagavah, A. (2017). Joplin tornado survivors, hospital employees and community members: Reflections of resilience and acknowledgement of pain. Health Emergency and Disaster Nursing, 4(1): 57-65.
  • SmithBattle, L., Pohlman, S., Palmer, J.L., Lorenz, R.A., & Cibulka, N.J. (2016). Placebo and the healing process (Guest editorial). Clinical Nursing Research, 25(6): 587-589.
  • Palmer, J.L., Bultas, M., Davis, R.L., Schmuke, A.D., & Fender, J.B. (2016). Nursing examinations:  Promotion of integrity and prevention of cheating. Nurse Educator, 41(4): 180-184.
  • Palmer, J.L., Lach, H.W., McGillick, J., Murphy-White, M., Carroll, M.B., & Armstrong, J.L. (2014). The Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative education program for acute care nurses and staff.  Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(9): 416-424.
  • Palmer, J.L., Langan, J., Krampe, J., Krieger, M., Lorenz, R., Schneider, J.K., Smith, J.M., & Lach, H. (2014). A model for risk reduction for older adults vulnerable to nursing home placement. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 28(2): 162-192.