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Dr. Jennifer Perry, RN(EC), PhD
Professor

Education

  • BMus (Queen’s)
  • Diploma Nursing (Mohawk College)
  • BScN (Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi)
  • MScN, Family Nurse Practitioner (Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi)
  • PhD (Queen's University)

Certification

  • Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (College of Nurses of Ontario)

Career Overview

Dr. Perry’s approach to teaching centers around applying concepts introduced in the classroom to what we as nurses see in our “real life”. Understanding and integrating science and theory—the “why” and “how” – helps us not only to assess what is happening with our clients right now, but also to anticipate what could happen next given our knowledge of biopsychosocial processes.  This level of understanding shifts us away from a position of reacting, toward the practice of careful planning, educating and intervening with our clients to enhance health and quality of life.  As a nurse practitioner, her interests lie in teaching systems assessments in health and illness, assessing and intervening at a community level; she particularly enjoys working with fourth year students, assisting them to pull together everything they’ve learned in order to perform integrated biopsychosocial assessments, process their findings and use appropriate resources to plan and deliver evidence-based care in complex healthcare situations. More specifically, Dr. Perry has an interest in cardiology, critical care nursing, NCLEX preparation and transition into novice nurse practice.

Scholarship of Discovery (Research)

In her PhD work, Jennifer developed a computer-based cognitive-behavioural self-management intervention for individuals with chronic pain, based on therapies that have worked in face-to-face delivery in the literature. In a feasibility study using this intervention, individuals reported that they found the intervention easy to use, and that overall they felt a bit better as a result of using the intervention. In analysis of exploratory research outcomes, individuals who completed the intervention demonstrated improvement in emotional functioning, and in pain intensity and pain interference although physical functioning remained the same. As this was a feasibility study, there was no control group, and the overall number of participants was low. Future research will consist of refining the intervention based on participant feedback, and conducting a randomized controlled trial.

Scholarship of Service

She is a member of the planning committee for the annual Kingston Nursing Research Conference.

She is also a frequent guest speaker in the community, invited by a parish nurse, and offering individual consultation with parishioners on health-related issues after the seminar. Areas of interest and experience include cardiology, anticoagulation and chronic pain.

Selected Peer-reviewed Presentations and Publications

Perry, J. (2018). Themes in HESI test data 2014-2018—Strengths and Growing Edges. Lunch and Learn, St. Lawrence College.

Perry, J., VanDenKerkhof, E., Wilson, R., Tripp, D. A. (2017). Guided Internet-based psycho-education intervention using cognitive behavioural therapy and self-management for individuals with chronic pain: a feasibility study. Pain Management Nursing, 18, 179-189. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2016.12.003.

Perry, J., VanDenKerkhof, E., Wilson, R., Tripp, D. A. (2017). Development of a guided Internet-based psycho-education intervention using cognitive behavioural therapy and self-management for individuals with chronic pain. Pain Management Nursing, 18, 90-101. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2016.12.004

Burrows, M. and Perry, J. (2016). The integration of concept mapping to enhance critical thinking in a year one undergraduate BScN clinical course. Synapse. Poster presentation.

Perry, J. (2015). Exploring the integration of computer-based multiple choice and alternate format based questions into testing in year 4 of the BScN program. Review of HESI test data 2014-2015—Strengths and Growing Edges. Lunch and Learn, St. Lawrence College.

Perry, J. (2014). Guided Internet-based cognitive-behavioural self-management intervention for individuals with chronic pain: A feasibility study. St. Lawrence College Nursing Symposium.

Perry, J. (2013) Systematic review of computer-based cognitive-behavioural self-management interventions for individuals with chronic pain. Annual Kingston Nursing Research Conference.

Perry, J. (2012). Development of guided internet-based intervention for individuals with chronic pain. Queen’s University School of Nursing.

Perry, J. (2011) Literature review: Computer-based interventions in chronic pain. Queen’s University School of Nursing.

2011 – Queen’s University School of Nursing. Literature review: Computer-based interventions in chronic pain.

2012 – Queen’s University School of Nursing. Development of guided internet-based intervention for individuals with chronic pain.

2013 – Annual Kingston Nursing Research Conference. Systematic review of computer-based cognitive-behavioural self-management interventions for individuals with chronic pain.

2014 – St. Lawrence College Nursing Symposium. Guided Internet-based cognitive-behavioural self-management intervention for individuals with chronic pain: A feasibility study.