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Jeanna L. Kerchner

College of Natural & Health Sciences
Clinical Instructor Supervisor

Degrees

AS in Nursing, Polk State College
BS in Nursing, Southeastern University
MS in Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University

Bio

Mrs. Jeanna Kerchner served as a clinical instructor and full-time lab assistant in SEU’s nursing department in 2016. In 2017 Mrs. Kerchner became the full-time simulation lab manager until 2019 when she stepped into her role as full-time faculty instructor and began teaching in the classroom. She also serves as the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Champion for the department of nursing where she facilitates additional learning resources for students and faculty. Mrs. Kerchner is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and serves on the board for the SEU nursing chapter.

Mrs. Kerchner’s experience in the clinical setting involves working on a certified stroke unit,
cardio-thoracic surgery and post-surgical. She was also part of the opening health care specialist team
at the launch of Lakeland Regionals cutting-edge inpatient rehab, Bannasch Institute. Prior to her
employment at the hospital, she worked several years in a variety of areas in home health.
Mrs. Kerchner is currently pursuing her PhD in Nursing Education at Liberty University. She is
openly passionate for teaching and patient advocacy. It brings her great joy to encourage and
equip this generation of nurses to fulfill what God has placed in their heart. “Nursing is a unique
and diverse gift from God, preparing you to be an extension of His hand to bring healing to
spirit, mind, and body”.

Mrs. Kerchner and her husband, Tony attend Family Worship Center where they are active
leaders in small groups, hospital visits, hospitality and discipleship. They have three adult
children, and grandchildren. They enjoy having fun and spending time with family whenever
they can. Mrs. Kerchner feels blessed to be a part of the Mission and Vision at Southeastern.
She believes as we cultivate what God has planted in each student, together, we will impact our
community for His glory and purpose.