PhD Prepared Faculty

Jennifer O’Connor


  • Assistant Teaching Professor

Faculty Mentoring Status / Research & Teaching Emphasis Areas

OConnor Jennifer
Clinical Practice Area:

Community Health, Nursing Foot Care

  • Exploring the Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Stay-At-Home Orders on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Social Interaction in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: The PANSI Study, Zeta Delta Chapter-at-Large Sigma Theta Tau, Thomson, M. & O’Connor, J.(Co-PIs), 2020-2021
  • Effects of a Community-based Foot Care Self-management Program in Older Adults without Diabetes. Sigma Theta Tau International Doris Bloch Research Grant, O’Connor, J. (PI), 2018-2019
  • Self-Care RIG Dissertation Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2020
  • *O’Connor, J. J., Deroche, C. B., & Wipke-Tevis, D. D. (2021). Foot care self-management in older adults without diabetes:  A pilot controlled trial. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 43(8),751-761 https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945920962712
  • O’Connor, J., & Wipke-Tevis, D. D. (2021). Measurement issues in foot health research: Time to step up. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 0193945921997472.
  • O’Connor, J., Enriquez, M., & Wipke-Tevis, D. (2020). Foot health assessment and problem identification in a Dominican batey community: A descriptive study. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 47(4), 397-402. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000680
  • Enriquez, M., Remy, L., & O’Connor, J. (2018).  CBPR and nursing: Are you ready? Western Journal of Nursing Research40(9), 1275-1277. doi:10.1177/0193945918780701
  • O’Connor, J., Phillips, L., Folarinde, B., Alexander, G., & Rantz, M. (2017). Assessment of fall characteristics from depth sensor videos.  Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 43(7), 13-19. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20170614-05
  • O’Connor, J., & Thompson, M. (2017). Nurse of the Day: Lessons learned. The Oklahoma Nurse, 62(4), 5.
  • *O’Connor, J. J., Thompson, M., Glenn, L., & Wipke-Tevis D. D. (2021). Exploring the Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Stay-At-Home Orders on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Social Interaction in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: The PANSI Study. Podium Presentation for the Midwest Nursing Research Society 45th  Annual Research Conference, Des Moines, IA.
  • *O’Connor, J. J., & Wipke-Tevis, D. D. (2020, June).  Quantifying foot health: The Revised Foot Health Score.  Podium presentation. Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH
  • *O’Connor, J. J., Wipke-Tevis, D. D., & Deroche, C. B. (2020, April).  2 Feet 4 Life: Feasibility of a foot care self-management intervention for older adults without diabetes. Podium presentation.  Midwest Nursing Research Society 44th Annual Research Conference, Schaumburg, IL.
  • *O’Connor, J. J., Wipke-Tevis, D. D., & Deroche, C. B. (2019, July). 2 Feet 4 Life: A foot care self-management intervention for older adults without diabetes.  Poster session presented at Sigma Theta Tau’s International Research Congress, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • *O’Connor, J., Enriquez, M., & Wipke-Tevis, D. D. (2018, April). Prevalence of foot problems among Haitian sugar cane workers living in the batayes of the Southeast Dominican Republic. Poster session presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society 42nd  Annual Research Conference, Cleveland OH

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