Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer cooper
  • Undergraduate Faculty

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Rosenstock Hall, Room 27


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

Professional Highlights


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.

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.

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.