Jane DeGooyer

Jane DeGooyer​, EdD, MSN, RN-BC
Assistant Professor
Phone (515) 643-6737

Office Location
Sullivan Center - 205

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Year Started at Mercy College: 2013

  • Department: Nursing


  • EdD, College of Saint Mary (2017)
  • MSN, University of Iowa (2005)
  • BSN, Drake University (2002)
  • Diploma, Nursing, Mercy School of Nursing (1981)

Clinical Field Experience

  • Critical Care
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Clinical Leadership

Courses Taught

  • Health Information and Financial Management in Nursing
  • Introduction to Research
  • Health Advocacy
  • History and Trends In Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Genomics, Aging, and End of Life

Advice to Students

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • Professionalism
  • Dissertation: Incivility in Nursing education

Recent Publications/Presentations

  • Dissertation: Academic Administrator’s Perceptions of Managing Student Incivility in Nursing Education

  • Pain Guidelines, Mercy Medical Center 3rd Edition, 2008. Editors Joan Beard RN-BC, MSN, Jane DeGooyer RN-BC, MSN, Sandra Caligiuri RN-BC, MS, Julie Suiter Pharm. D., BCOP

  • Bar-coded patient ID: Review an organizational approach to vendor selection. Nursing Management, December 2006. Authors Vickie Wickham, Felicia Miedema, Karen Gamerdinger, Jane DeGooyer

Professional Memberships

  • NLN
  • Mercy College of Health Sciences Alumni Association

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