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Jeanette Olsen, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Jeanette Olsen smiling at camera for headshot photo.
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Assessment and Evaluation
  • Nursing

Teaching Interests

Medical surgical nursing
Nursing research
Nursing education

Research and Creative Activities

Health promotion
Nursing education


PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
MSN, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI
BSN, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI
ADN, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Rice Lake, WI

Published Research
  • Olsen, J., Mota, D., Wildenberg, C., Donahue, R., Thomas, R., & Willmus, N. (2023). Standardized nursing exam remediation: A program evaluation. Journal of Nursing Education, 62(9), 519-522.
  • LeClair, A., Olsen, J., Bogle, B., & Vogel, E. (2023). Diabetes educational intervention for nurse practitioner students in primary care. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 19(8).
  • Alasagheirin, M., Olsen, J. M., Mota, D., Lagunas, M., Bogle, B. D. (2023). Examining students’ online learning satisfaction during COVID-19 to inform post-pandemic program planning. Nursing Reports, 13(1), 327-336.
  • Olsen, J., Mota, D., Wildenberg, C., Donahue, R., & Thomas, R. (2022). Evidence-based strategies for standardized exam remediation in nursing: An integrative review. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 17(4), 371-377.
  • Secginli, S., Altiner, M., Ilhan, N., & Olsen, J. (2022). Investigating adverse childhood experiences and nutrition and physical activity behaviors using the Omaha System. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 60(3), 23-30.
  • Norman, M., Razmpour, O., & Olsen, J. (2021). Women’s use of self-care interventions for endometriosis pain. Nursing for Women’s Health, 25(5), 346-356.
  • Olsen, J., Galloway, E., & Guthman, P. (2021). Exploring women’s perspectives on prenatal screening for adverse childhood experiences. Public Health Nursing. Advance online publication.
  • Lagunas, M., Moore, K., Seeley, A., Olsen, J., & Pehler, S. (2021). Examining the impact of virtual clinical on pre-licensure nursing students’ pediatric knowledge. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 16(4), 326-331.
  • Olsen, J., Lagunas, M., Wildenberg, C., Sohn, K., Hanson-Brenner, G., Jadack, R., Pehler, S. (2021). Using standardized exams for formative program evaluation. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 16(4), 371-374.
  • Olsen, J., Peterson, S., & Stevens, A. (2021). Implementing electronic health record-based National Diabetes Prevention Program referrals in a rural county. Public Health Nursing, 38, 464-469.
  • Olsen, J., Aschenbrenner, A.., Merkel, R., Pehler, S., Sargent, L., & Sperstad, R. (2020). A mixed methods systematic review of interventions to address incivility in nursing, Journal of Nursing Education, 59(6):319-326.
  • Merkel, R., Olsen, J., Pehler, S., Sperstad, R., Brunsell, K., Sisto, H., & Mades, H. (2020). An innovative civility intervention created by a faculty/student action research team. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(4), 214-217.
  • Kaya, S., Secginli, S., & Olsen, J. M. (2020). An investigation of physical activity among adults in Turkey using the Omaha System. Public Health Nursing, 37, 188-197. 
  • Olsen, J. M. (2018). Integrative review of pregnancy health risks and outcomes associated with adverse childhood experiences. JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 47(6), 783–794.
  • Horning, M. L., Olsen, J. M., Lell, S., Thorson, D. R., & Monsen, K. A. (2018). Description of public health nursing nutrition assessment and interventions for home-visited women. Public Health Nursing, 35, 317-326.  
  • Olsen, J. M., Horning, M. L., Thorson, D., & Monsen, K. A. (2018). Relationships between public health nurse-delivered physical activity interventions and client physical activity behavior. Applied Nursing Research, 40, 13-19. 
  • Olsen, J. M., & Warring, S. L. (2018). Interprofessional education on adverse childhood experiences for associate degree nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(2), 101-105. 
  • Olsen, J. M. (2017). Integrative review of admission factors related to associate degree nursing program success. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(2), 85-93. 
  • Olsen, J. M., Baisch, M. J., & Monsen, K. A. (2017). Interpretation of ecological theory for physical activity with the Omaha System. Public Health Nursing, 34(1), 59-68. 
  • Olsen, J. M., Thorson, D., Baisch, M. J., & Monsen, K. A. (2017). Using Omaha System documentation to understand physical activity among rural women. Public Health Nursing, 34(1), 31-41. 
  • Olsen, J., & Baisch, M. J. (2014). An integrative review of information systems and terminologies used in local health departments. Journal of The American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA, 21(e1), e20-e27.
  • Olsen, J. M. (2014). Health coaching: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 49(1), 18-29. 
  • Olsen, J. M. (2013). An integrative review of literature on the determinants of physical activity among rural women. Public Health Nursing, 30(4), 288-311.
  • Olsen, J. M., & Nesbitt, B. J. (2010). Health coaching to improve healthy lifestyle behaviors: An integrative review. American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP, 25(1), e1-e12.