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