- Undergraduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Nursing
I am a registered nurse and board-certified advanced public health nurse, and previously taught public health nursing at Georgetown and Marymount Universities. My nursing practice has been with older adults in a variety of settings and in community/public health. I work to connect students with experiences in these settings and am actively involved with projects at the Frederick County Department of Aging, Frederick County Health Department and Frederick Memorial Hospital. I work with the Association of Public Health Nurses managing a variety of projects related to chronic disease prevention and management, namely Million Hearts, which I have brought to the Hood College community.
- DNP, The George Washington University, 2016
- MSN, Rush University, 2011
- BSN, Cedarville University, 1995
Awards & Recognitions
The George Washington University Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award (2020)
Maryland Higher Education Commission Academic Nurse Educator Certification Award (2019)
Hood College 2018 Summer Research Institute (Hood Million Hearts®)
Maryland Higher Education Commission Nursing Educator Doctoral Grant (2017)
American Association of Colleges of Nursing & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Academic Practice Partnership 2015-2016 DNP Evidence-Based Project in Population Health
Hood Million Hearts® (2018)
Association of Public Health Nurses
- 2018 Association of State & Territorial Health Officials Million Hearts® State and Local Hypertension Focused Model
- 2014-2017 Association of State & Territorial Health Officials Million Hearts® State Learning Collaborative
- 2016-2019 American Association on Health & Disability Breast Cancer Awareness for Women with Disabilities
Cooper, J., Hahn, J. & Revesz, M. (2019). An Academic Nursing Project to Advance Million Hearts® (abstract from April 2019 poster). Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal, 3 (2), 86. https://library.osu.edu/ojs/index.php/BHAC/article/view/7286/5439
Zimmerman, W. & Cooper, J. (2019). From the Perspective of the Public Health Department. Solari-Twadell, A. Ziebarth, D, & Dyess, S. (Eds), Faith Community Nursing: An International Specialty Practice Changing the Understanding of Health. Springer International Publishing.
Cooper, J. & Zimmerman, W. (2017). The Effect of a Faith Community Nurse Network and Public Health Collaboration on Hypertension Prevention and Control. Public Health Nursing, 34 (3), 444-453. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12325
Cooper, J. & Zimmerman, W. (2016). The Evaluation of a Regional Faith Community Network’s Million Hearts® Program. Public Health Nursing, 33 (1) 53-64. DOI:10.1111/phn.12222
Cooper, J. & McCarter, K. (2014). The Development of a Chronic Care Management Program for Older Adults. Public Health Nursing, 31(1) 36-43. DOI:10.1111/phn.12049
DeVandry, S. & Cooper, J. (2009). Mandating Nurse Staffing in Pennsylvania: More Than a Numbers Game. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39 (11), 470-478.