Jacqueline Jordan '79
Dr. Jacqueline Jordan’s distinguished professional career spans 31 years beginning with earning an Associate Degree in Nursing locally and then continuing on to graduate with an RN-BSN degree at WestConn in 1979. She went on to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing at Yale University in 1982, and her Ph.D. in Nursing from Adelphi University in 1994. Her nursing roles throughout this time had been varied from Nurse Manager to Clinical Instructor and Assistant Professor of Nursing. She returned to teach at WestConn full-time from 1989 – 1998 before becoming the Associate Dean at Howard University and then to Towson University, where she now serves as their Chairperson and Professor of Nursing.
Jordan’s commitment to the furthering of the nursing profession in supportive caring as the universal ethos of nursing is apparent when reviewing her impressive Curriculum Vitae. Colleagues describe her as committed, passionate, driven and dedicated. Her professional work provides evidence of these qualities through her efforts to support minority education, nursing opportunities for all and the fair treatment of all students. Her research and presentations have focused on diversity, caring, reducing health disparities, only to name a few.
Jordan is also the recipient of many awards, including The Maryland
Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing Certificate of Appreciation,
2005; Naugatuck Valley Community College, CT Commencement Speaker, 2004;
WCSU Centennial Award for Excellence, 2002; Howard University, Division of
Nursing Outstanding Support Award, 2002; Southern Connecticut Black Nurses
Association Nurse Educator Award, 1998; Sigma Theta Tau, named one of 100
Extra Ordinary Nurses, 2000; WCSU Recognition Award, 1997; WCSU Professional
Achievement Award, 1997; University of Wisconsin at Madison named Helen
Denne Schulte Visiting Professor, 1995; WCSU Nurse Educator of the Year,
1992 and 1991; Yale School of Nursing Commencement Banner Bearer, 1982. In
addition, she was Waterbury Mayor for a Day.