DNP (Organizational and System Leadership), The University of Southern Indiana
MSN (Nursing of Adults with Biodissonance-Clinical Nurse Specialist), Indiana University School of Nursing (Indianapolis)
BSN, The University of the State of New York
ASN, University of Indianapolis
Specialties and Expertise
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Voice of Nursing
Complementary / Alternative Care
Evidence-based Practice (EBP)
Healthy Systems Interventions
Mentoring in Health Systems
Professional Role Development
Workplace Violence & Bullying
Canvas / Learning Management Systems
Managing Chronic Conditions
Intervention Development / Evaluation
Awards and Honors
Dean's Award for Innovation-Faculty Orientation Development Team-FINE, 2023
Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, 2019
2019 Journal of Continuing Education Innovation Award for Howard, M. S. & Embree, J. L.
Distinguished Leadership Award-Excellence in Innovative, National, and Local Nursing, Academic, and Community Leadership-Indiana State Nurses Association, 2019
Jennifer L. Embree, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCNS, FAAN, is the Chief Wellness Officer at Indiana University School of Nursing at Indianapolis, Bloomington, Columbus, and Fort Wayne. She is also a Clinical Professor at Indiana University School of Nursing-Indianapolis, She is the coordinator of Magnet work at Eskenazi Health, and coordinator of the Master's in Nursing Leadership and Health Systems track at IUSON. She teaches leadership in the DNP Executive Leadership and Population Health Programs.
Dr. Embree is the co-associate editor of the Journal of Continuing Education in “Nursing’s Teaching Tips” column, and reviewer for several nursing journals.
Recently appointed as the Chief Wellness Officer at IU School of Nursing, Dr. Embree will lead the strategy around well-being and facilitate wellness programs and initiatives to support IUSON students, faculty, and staff well-being.
Dr. Embree’s current research includes resilience, perceptions of safe staffing, and interventions for workplace bullying. She is passionate about helping individuals and communities achieve self-stewardship (or their own well-being).
A Reiki Master and trained in Healing Touch, and a 2023 Institute for Healthcare Improvement Inaugural Leadership Well-being Cohort member, Dr. Embree produced the Indiana State Nurses Association’s Wellness Events, has published on “health coaching,” “Healthy Nurse, the healthy nation,” “self-regulation and mindfulness during a pandemic,” “leadership experiences in a healthy work environment,” “professional comportment,” and the American Academy of Nursing’s consensus recommendations to advance system-level change for nurse well-being.
American College of University Education Video (ACUE) Online Module for Class Production for Teaching Online. Developed and Produced, representing IUPUI-ACUE. Invited. Impacted 5,000 faculty by November 2020.
Student Impact Video. Comments about Dr. Embree begin at the 2:30 minute mark.
PublicationsLiebig, D. & Embree, J. L. (2023). Teaching Professional Comportment. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2023 May;54(5):204-207. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20230405-04. Epub 2023 May 1. PMID: 37134322.
Naegle, M. A., Kelly, L. A., Embree, J. L., Valentine, N., Sharp, D., Grinspun, D., ... & Rosa, W. E. (2023). American Academy of Nursing consensus recommendations to advance system level change for nurse well-being. Nursing Outlook, 71(2), 101917. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36736029/
Rogers, D., & Embree, J. L. (2023). Teaching Evolving Information and Guidelines Using Technology. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 54(2), 58-60.
Stuffle, M. E., & Embree, J. L. (2022). Using a Strategy Process Framework to Support the Implementation of an Evidence-Based Practice Initiative to Improve Clinical Judgment of Newly Hired Nurses. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 53(11), 483-485.
Embree, J. L. (2022). Teaching Nurses How to Create a Personal and Professional Development Plan. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 53(10), 438-441.
Embree, J. L., Lyons, D. J., Adams, C., Heinzman, S., Oetting, S., & Swenty, C. (2022). Developing a Statewide Research Compendium: Key Points and Steps for Success. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 53(3), 106-108.
Opsahl, A., Embree, J., Howard, M., Davis-Ajami M. L., Herrington, C., Wellman, D., & Hodges, K. (2021). Adapting Civility Education in an Academic-Practice Partnership. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 52(12), 575-580. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20211108-09
Miller, K. & Embree. J. L. (2021). Preparing and Leading Nurses to Complete an Organizational Assessment. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 52(12), 550-553. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20211108-05
Pirzadeh, I., & Embree, J. L. (2021). Using Participatory Design to Mitigate Hospital Patient Falls. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 52(8), 359-361. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20210714-04
Snyder, M., & Embree, J. L. (2021). Leadership Experiences in a Healthy Work Environment. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 52(7), 309-311. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20210611-04
Ritchison, L., & Embree, J. L. (2021). Professional Development of Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice Education. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 52(5), 214-216. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20210414-04
Stephens, N., Borum, C., Swafford, K., & Embree, J. L. (2021). Professional Development of Primary Care RNs. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 52(4), 165-167. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20210315-04
Opsahl, A. G., Embree, J. L., & Howard, M. S. (2021). Innovative Opportunities for Civility: Professional Development in a Time of COVID-19. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 52(1), 11-12.
Hilgemeier, S., Thomas, J. N., & Embree, J. L. (2020). Educating a Diverse Nursing Staff: One Hospital's Tips for Success. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 51(11), 498-500.
Embree, J. L., Onuorah, E., Kitchens, J., Smith, C., Hazlett, T., & Arebun, J. (2020). Reducing Nursing Specimen Collection Errors. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 51(10), 450-452.
Embree, J. L., & Little, A. (2020). Using Technology to Provide Socially Distanced Professional Development and Continuing Education. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 51 (8), 357-358.
Howard, M. S., & Embree, J. L. (2020). Educational Intervention Improves Communication Abilities of Nurses Encountering Workplace Incivility. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 51(3), 138-144.
Embree, J. L., Online Module on Classroom Civility for Evidence-Based Teaching Online Course my Doctorate and Master’s Nursing students representing IUPUI-for the American College of University Educators - Impacted 5,000 faculty by Nov.2020 https://vimeo.com/481317675/b5c02c8d42
Student Impact Video: https://vimeo.com/481341956/da256eca73
Embree, J. L., Meek, J., Ebright, P. (2018). Voices of chief nurse executives informing a doctor of nursing practice program. Journal of Professional Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2017.07.008
Embree, J. L., Wagnes, L., LaMothe, V. L, Hendricks, S. L, Halstead, J. A., & Wright, L., (2018). Ʌ Empowering Nurses to Lead Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Environments through a Nurse Leadership Institute. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.